So it is the start of a new year oh… and a new decade, the time when we write our new year’s resolutions and if you’re anything like Bridget Jones start a new diary.
My list contains the usual suspects get fit, go on a diet, drink less, spring clean the house and office, read more, be super efficient in all things, in fact be a domestic goddess; when we all know that Nigella is in fact the only person who can safely hold down this accolade.
So the New Year starts at the Abbey with a busy week planned, we need to organise the year’s promotions the first one being Valentines day, just a few weeks away. We are offering romantic packages with a three course meal, glass of champagne and a rose for your sweet heart. Details are on our website.
We have a photo shoot organised for the newly refurbished restaurant and everything is in place and it is looking fantastic. The colours chosen are rich browns and gold’s the drapes accentuate the bay windows and make the most of the fantastic views over the vale of Evesham and the Malvern hills. The new carvery unit is gleaming just waiting for the processions of Sunday lunches to run through it.
But what happens next, the whole country is engulfed in winter weather and things grind to a halt. The Carlsberg delivery man says ‘I am not taking my lorry round the back I will never get out’.
So the shoot is cancelled as the team from the Rembrandt won’t have a chance in tomorrow’s forecasted snow. The experts are calling it ‘Frozen Britain’ and unless ‘Team Rembrandt’ takes advice from the Austrian four man bob sleigh team we won’t be seeing them tomorrow either. But the photographer is happy because he can take full advantage of the snowy scenes in and around Malvern. The picture below is our rose garden.
If however you would like to see the restaurant for yourself why not book on one of our breaks and relax. At the Abbey Hotel we strive to offer our customers value for money in specially selected packages with an added interest. You will remember we introduced the Body and Sole package at the end of 2008. We combined luxury extras in the bedroom with maps of the hills for the energetic ones, followed by a relaxing meal and a bottle of wine in the restaurant. We have added a little culture with our Elgar route package combining maps of the Elgar Route and a CD of his music perfect for spring break. The museum is not open in January.
There it is then; time to book a holiday so armed with the latest fad diet book and a bunch of self help books to prop up my laptop I sip slowly at my glass of red wine and surf the net for a holiday on which I will read more and oh yes swim to get fit.
Written by Rachel Procter, Business Development Manager at The Abbey