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Thursday, 11 February 2016


I had a wonderful evening on January 16th celebrating 40 years at the Cloud hotel with family, friends, staff and colleagues. Looking back I wonder where those years have gone? I've had my share of ups and downs but there has never been a dull minute! It's a great industry to work in and I think it's disappointing that more young people don't want to make a career in hospitality. I know it's hard work and long unsociable hours but there are endless opportunities to travel meet interesting people and have fun. It's a fast growing industry and you can be sure of a secure job with great prospects. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to the members of the Lymington Town Sailing Club, although it was a cold and blustery evening there was a great turn out and they were a very receptive audience. I enjoyed it. I love going to London to network with the members of the everywoman club and last night was no exception. Mary Harney who was Ireland's longest serving female politician was the speaker and she was an absolute inspiration. I loved hearing her views on empowering women through education and how we can as individuals make a difference to promote equality in society? A subject I myself am quite passionate about. Champagne flowed in the lovely location of Grace Belgravia London's only women's only health and wellbeing club. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests to a romantic weekend where they can unwind and relax in the peaceful surroundings of the Cloud Hotel. We still have a few rooms available! Spring is on the way and we will soon be enjoying lighter evenings and hopefully warmer days. Happy Valentine's day Avril