Friday, 21 December 2012

Ready or not???

Well then ready or not - Christmas 2012 is nearly here. I sit here at home typing away with my now customary winter Chest Infection hopefully on its tailwind. I think being nearly 30lbs lighter (many, many thanks Slimming World and Jac our lovely leader who's inspired me to achieve more than I've achieved in actual weight loss in many years!) certainly means I'm fitter and generally much healthier so seem to be fighting the bugs a bit tougher. Even so, 2 lots of antibiotics and steroids mean I have stayed away from work this week - to many hospital admissions over the last couple of years have meant I tend to be much more sensible these days. If I'm ill - then I'm ill, and I know I need to rest, take the medication, keep warm and dry!

Work wise - the Victoria has been slightly mixed in trade......... some outstandingly good days but with some that meant as many staff as customers!!  A couple of smaller Christmas parties where our ability to show attention to detail meant that we got it absolutely right and people had a great time. The delivery days for our 'Dray' has meant that SOH has had to be very clever with his ordering of beer etc and hope that we have it right! We are expecting quite a good trade over the festive period starting with the Old Gaffers tomorrow night and then 'Nibbles' for a Bad Taste Jumper party and quite a  number of bookings for Christmas Eve dinner already.

We are delighted that on December 30th at 2p.m we yet again bring something sparkling and new to the Victoria Inn.

We are showcasing a fantastic Author/Illustrator Mark Fraser.  We are presenting an exclusive reading and interactive afternoon for all of you aged 3 - 93!! Its going to be more than telling a story or 2 , its a whole experience with the opportunity to purchase signed first editions of Marks fabulous books.

Here is just a little taste of his great illustrations - but you really do have to see them first hand!! Do come along and bring your 'little darlings' and lets all have a bit of fun!

The Old Gaffers will be with us again on New Years Eve - we have such great times when they're with us. Here is a promo video made the other week with Quba (who also sponsor them) just to give you a taster!  I loved that Christmas Carol first time round..... by take number 6 I wasn't quite so sure!!

Just a heads up to remind you that we are closed on Christmas Day and that we only offer food Boxing Day till 5 ( just doing a couple of bowls of chips a couple of years ago taught us theres no demand!) and on New Years Day we are offering our Home Made Curry Buffet Luncheon  once more this year - only £10!!! Choice of 3 curries including a vegetarian - and you can come and choose as many times as you want!!   

I have found technology a fabulous thing this week as my family in Hampshire and I have found 'Face Time'!!! How brilliant - I can now see my family instead of just hearing them........ I know there's Skype, but using Phones and Ipads is just sooooooooooooo easy!!! My Grandson clearly can't understand why Grandma is on the TV!!

So then - back to my original question - are you ready for Christmas?? If I'm soooooooooo busy that I don't have the time to blog again before the big day, Tim, Myself and all our fabulous team hope that all our friends, customers and all our colleagues at St Austell Brewery have the most fantastic time!!!

Lots and lots of love, peace and good wishes

Liz xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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