Thursday, December 4, 2008

The World of Fairmont is about to change

This World famous Hotel Chain have just announced their Graduate selection for 2009 and yes you guessed it-- The next generation of Hoteliers from the White Clan are right in there. Ben has been accepted on this amazing training programme , widly regarded as one of the top graduate programmes in the world. He is first off to Dubie on his HIT Scotland Scholarship where he will work in two of the top 6 star hotels out there
He will start in Boston next June and will work through Food and breverage and into Rooms division before taking on a main role within Fairmont in a few years.
Well done Ben! Good luck Fairmont!!

Norland does it again

The famous Norland Nannies have done the Impossible. They have taken a fashion conscious 18 year old who's love in life was shopping( still is I think!!) maybe partying as well who knows? Dad doen't want to! Into a person who can sew and knit. This may seem to the uninformed not much but believe me this is earth shattering news
So Here's a big round of applause for the great bastion of all great Nannies. Your on the road to adding another great person to your roll of honour -- Well done Sophie

Have a great Christmas all of you in Bath and here's to the next instalment -- they learn how to make their own toys for the children they look after next year!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

People have lost respect

When Mo (manager of the Inn) was first training in hotels she was telling me that she and the others cared for each other and had respect for employers and their colleagues a like. These days people just don't seem to care any more they are selfish and don't care about the business they work in or the people they work with.
Blame culture has set in, is this being developed from a lead taken from Mr Blair and fellow MP's of all denominations who seem to think "Its not my fault don't blame me" just pay me and don't bother about telling me my job!!
When Mo started out you treated people as you wishes to be treated, You gave seniors your respect and in turn you learnt your trade and discipline
What do you think!

Christmas has lost its meaning

I think that the whole Christmas thing is now far too commercialised and has lost its true meaning. I used to love going out in the Christmas holidays making advent calenders and going into the old peoples home and putting up the Christmas decorations. Then In later life I was tied to a fire engine and driven by Noddy in his car and even dropped into the Hotel by helicopter to play Santa (in 110 degrees) Is this right I now ask myself. Do Children these days even know what the real meaning of Christmas is all about or care for that matter? Christmas to me should be about caring for each other and those who might be less fortunate than ourselves. Its a time for family and for spreading peace and love (very 60's)
I hope you all have a great one!