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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee at the Cloud because after years of only serving filter coffee I have invested in a brand new coffee machine and you can now enjoy, latte, cappuccino, espresso or americano coffee. Meet up with family and friends and relax in one of our cosy lounges, the conservatory or secluded garden and enjoy one of our special coffees. 

We were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny day last Sunday for the Charity Cream Tea we had organised as part of Hampshire Fare. The event was very well attended and thanks to Linzi Luker of Linzi's of Lymington who donated the scones, 3663 who donated the strawberry jam and Wrights Dairies who donated the clotted cream a grand total of £800-00 was raised to be shared between Jacksplace at Naomi House Children's Hospice www.naomihouse.org.uk and The Variety Club Children's Charity www.varietyclub.org.uk. Both these charities do wonderful work for children and deserve as much support as we can give them. A number of people donated raffle prizes including Phase Eight of Lymington, Neat of Lymington and Barry Rickman of Barry Rickman Photographers Sway who also organised the successful raffle.

In spite of the gloomy weather on Saturday I went to welcome the Olympic Torch through Brockenhurst with Lucy one of my waitresses. The main road was packed with people, I didn't know  so many people lived in Brockenhurst! It was a wonderful atmosphere and well worth the wait, it lifted everyone's spirits and brought the local community together in spite of the rain.

Speaking of which, if the weather forecasters are right there is a warm sunny front on it's way for the weekend and next week! Fingers crossed because it is the New Forest and Hampshire County Show from July 24th - 26th and we really do need some warm weather to cheer us all up. The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting the Show on Wednesday 25th July and it is the Queen's last official engagement of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country, I'm sure she must be looking forward to a rest at Balmoral.

As we do not accommodate young children at the Cloud Hotel the month of August can be just as peaceful and relaxing as the rest of the year and surely there will be some sun by then!  You can benefit from our special August offers stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and get an extra night free. For more details call 01590 622165 and my receptionists will be only too happy to help you.

Macmillan Cancer Support is another charity we support at the Cloud Hotel and we will be taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September from 10-30 - 1145am. Do come along and bring your family and friends to help raise alot of money for another excellent charity for which I am an ambassador.

I look forward to having the pleasure of your company.

Avril