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Friday, 28 May 2010

Summer Weather at Last!

It's been another busy week at The Cloud Hotel with temperatures reaching 25 degrees centigrade. A really good start to the day is eating a freshly cooked breakfast in the sunshine before enjoying the beautiful countryside and wildlife of the New Forest and with the temperatures better than Spain last week our guests were delighted to be-able to enjoy their breakfast on the patio.It was also good to see the garden being used by guests celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary, a special Birthday and a small Wedding Reception. The glorious weather enabled them all to enjoy their pre lunch drinks in our lovely garden and relax after their lunch in the garden with their coffee.

As The New Forest National Park is getting busy now that summer is approaching a tip to avoid the congestion and delays at Lyndhurst. If you are coming from the M27 can I suggest you leave the motorway at junction 2. Follow the signs to Beaulieu until you see the sign to Lyndhurst follow the signs to Lyndhurst you will then come into Lyndhurst on the bottom road avoiding all the traffic coming from Cadnam.

Twenty ladies attended this month's Wessex Women's Network evening at The Cloud Hotel and we were given a very interesting talk by David Bridges from the Countryside Education Trust based at the Out of Town Centre in Beaulieu. The Countryside Education Trust is an educational charity established in 1975 that provides environmental education in the New Forest to the whole community. It also welcomes disadvantaged children to have a residential countryside experience. For more information visit http://www.cet.org.uk/

On Thursday I attended The Business Southampton Working lunch at Kutis Thai Restaurant. It was hosted by Gareth Lewis, Business Editor of the Southern Daily Echo. I enjoyed an excellent lunch and listened to two inspiring speakers. Sian Thomas  Artistic Director of Celebrations of the Festival of Hats to be held in Winchester 1st -4th July http://www.hatfair.co.uk/  and Wayne Hemmingway MBE founder of the new annual event Vintage Festival to be held at Goodwood 13th-15th August. http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com/ Both these events sound fun and well worth a visit.

I am looking forward to a busy weekend at The Cloud Hotel and hope we will have some pleasant weather for the customers to enjoy!

Avril