Thank you for popping in today.
After the strain of yesterday’s Hochanda new TV channel launch,
I decided to step back and enjoy the lovely town of Stamford.
What a place!
And the George Hotel is very lovely, I must say!
This morning I went into the little secret garden at the back...
Actually, what happened was, I was trying to get a phone signal to call my Mum and Dad, so stepped outside.
I figured I would keep walking until I could talk to them.
It wasn’t looking very promising until
I bumped into a gardener watering the plants outside,
and explained the situation.
He just smiled and said, “keep walking and hang a left...”
What better place than this to sit and gather one’s thoughts.
So I spent a very pleasant hour chatting to my parents,
sitting on a bench which was tucked in under the wisteria
in the sun ...
I had to smile, because as I started to study the flowers
I noticed the bees, working away,
And I remembered the bee on the wall in the restaurant,
which I wanted to share with you.
At first, from a distance, I thought that somebody had swatted a bug on the dining room wall!
But on closer inspection,
it was a painted Bee.
No wonder it didn’t move!
In fact, the whole dining room was a wonderful artefact!
I had arrived back at base, after a long day at Hochanda,
and was REALLY HUNGRY!
But I also wanted to watch the repeat of the launch which was airing at 9pm!
So what to do?
Pass on supper and watch the programme?
Or Pass on the show and go eat?
Food more crucial, so I went to the restaurant.
The friendly German waiter,
who I had made friends with the night before,
asked me whether I would prefer a more secluded place.
Lovely! The quieter the better! I said!
(Hate sitting alone in a busy restaurant)
Well, you can go in our private dining room, but you will be alone.
So I was able to crank up the Ipad and watch the launch
at the same time as eating!
Call it Dinner TV if you will; it was perfect!
But the room !! The room!!!
It all started with a little frog on the wall...
It was so perfect, I had to go look.
then the rest of the walls started to come to life,
The flowers were so beautifully hand-painted,
they looked absolutely real.
The detail was enthralling.
And so, after a crazy, exciting, noisy, strenuous day,
packed with people and very serious business actually,
I sat completely alone in the corner of a fantastic dining-room
(spot the handbag hanging on the arm of the chair)
It was perfect.
And the lobster was pretty good too!
So if you ever need a very special place for a very special occasion,
there’s a painted room in the George Hotel in Stamford.
I think I’d like to celebrate our wedding here.
I shall have to ask Dave....
TV Show tomorrow at 6pm-7pn
and Sunday 10am -11am