Charlie and I would like to say a big thank you to all our guests who stayed last year and filled out one of the Pride In Thanet cards and obviously wrote some lovely comments because last night we were awarded with a 'Highly Commended' certificate and a bottle of locally produced sparkling wine! The ceremony was held at the fabulous Winter Gardens in Margate which was an extremely well organised affair with a delicious spread of food and drink.
Well we've been very lucky with the weather here in Ramsgate this March with balmy temperatures last weekend reaching almost 20 degrees! It actually felt warmer when I helped out with a voluntary clean up at Winterstoke Gardens last Sunday. Organised by Friends of Ramsgate Seafront, several of us got together and spent four hours cleaning, weeding and sweeping these Grade II listed structures whilst people descended the steps to enjoy a sunny day on the seafront.
Ramsgate businesses are preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a display of love for our town. We will all be putting up ‘I love Ramsgate’ posters and over the ensuing weeks the town and surrounding businesses should be awash with devotees!
So, it’s almost a week into 2014, the Christmas decorations have come down today and the panto has packed up for another year. It is business as usual here at Glendevon B&B where we have happily been full over the festive period and remain so for most of January. We have even received two Trip Advisor reviews already (Hooray!) which you can read by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Granville Theatre and Cinema is only a stone's throw from the B&B and they are still showing their panto every afternoon from 2pm up until 5th January (except New Year's Day). This years performance is Dick Whittington and His Magical Cat and costs as little as £10 per person.
Charlie and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year. It’s been another great year for us and Ramsgate and we have met lots of wonderful new guests and welcomed back many returning guests too. We have also seen quite a few new businesses open up even in the last few months including the gorgeous little boutique in the old police station in Charlotte Court called Saltworks which sells beautiful clothes and accessories and a new restaurant in Effingham Street called Flavours by Kumar which is already gaining great accolades on Tri
Call me strange but I love this time of year. Christmas is just round the corner, the town looks very festive, handmade markets are selling their wares (next market is on 7th Dec at Customs House) PLUS you get to witness the sun rising and setting as the days are so short! Also, with Small Business Saturday coming up on 7th December now is the perfect time to think about New Year’s Resolutions early and start shopping locally! We are supporting Small Business Saturday and have just received our promotion pack from American Express who are offeri
I captured these glorious skies down at the harbour yesterday late afternoon around 4pm. One of the many bonuses of running a B&B is that I can walk the dog late afternoon and just a 6 minute walk away are views like this over our beautiful Royal Harbour. Another bonus is actually having a dog which would have been unthinkable when we were working 12 hour shifts away from home.
This weekend sees the start of Kent Coastal Week which is a packed week celebrating the changing shape of our coastline and what the future might hold for our area. If you click on Thanet Coast Project it will take you to information regarding events taking place in our area but Ramsgate is starting early with a Walk & Talk event at Miles Bar tomorrow from 1pm hosted by World Champion sailor, Sam Brearey.
We had our hotel inspection yesterday which was a great success as we successfully retained our Four Star Silver Award! The timing couldn't have been better as we have just had the dining area, front door and various other areas repainted so the house was looking marvellous.