Monday, 31 January 2011

Honeymoon location - Great Idea!

We have had so many fantastic reviews since we opened up our home to holiday makers that love France including a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor, and a fab review from our first booking with we felt it was time to branch out and try and capture a different market place. So as well as holiday makers we are now looking at wedding planners and those that are looking for a romantic getaway and honeymoon location.

The steady stream of guests, locals and friends alike think what we have here is really stunning and something special which has inspired us to think the bigger picture.

Unfortunately we do not have enough rooms to sleep lots of guests, but the lawns and gardens lend themselves beautifully to wedding receptions. We have also been told the photographs I have taken don't do the place justice and you really have to be here to appreciate the scale of everything! I know still images do not always do a place justice but I am not in a position technically to add video to our website at present, but am trying.

A neighbour who had recently got married came for drinks recently and we gave her a guided tour of the establishment. She was bowled over and said if she had known the B&B room was as stunning she would have booked her honeymoon with us. Praise indeed!

So therefore, please spread the word, if you know anyone looking for a stunning and peaceful location in which to enjoy a honeymoon, Le Farat could be the place! Who knows, it takes off we might even apply for a marriage licence so guests can marry here too!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Burns Night in The UK

As I was due to be in the UK this week, I gladly accepted an invitation from my dad to attend a Burns night celebration with the local Rotary Club.

So, on Wednesday evening my sister and I dressed up and enjoyed the opportunity to put our glad rags on. It had been a while and I had been a bit worried that after the excesses of food and alcohol over the last month that I would look like a tube of squeezed toothpaste in my dress. I need not have worried as the results of an hour or more of hair straigtening, make up application and leg shaving, we were both ready and our efforts were rewarded by the comments my dad bestowed on us as well as others at the event.

This was my second time at a burns night supper and as always is quite a formal affair. The haggis was expertly piped in to the room and with a customary Burns poem was cut open in front of the waiting guests. A 4 course meal ensued with wine and much frivolity. The menu was typically scottish and consisted of salmon, followed by haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), then followed by lamb tenderloin rolled in scottish oats with roast vegetables followed by a very rich but tasty white chocolate creme brulee over a bed of raspberries, yum!

After the speaches for the lassies and the laddies there was a short dance followed by olde lang syne and we departed at 11pm. If you like traditional evenings, put Burns night on your list for next January 26th!