Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good riddence 2009

Well at last we are able to say goodbye to 2009 what a great year it was!! The banks thinking their own pockets more important than that of their clients. The MP's, SMP's and all politicians thinking their pockets need lining more than running the country. The Government thinking they can spend their way out of the reception they helped cause.
On the up side I must thank all those that have supported the Inn and for that matter the whole industry for the last 12 months and personally I would like to thank the teams we have had operating at Crail golfing society, The Inn and Myres Castle. We are so lucky to have these people as we are all our suppliers and other teams of people that do so much behind the scenes of hotels, in sales PR and some much more
Here's to a great 2010 and onwards
Best wishes to all

Sunday, December 27, 2009

One thing after another

So, that's Christmas 2009 over, but we are already heading towards the next big reason to celebrate: Hogmanay! And all that food!!! All you seem to be doing during this time of year is eat...turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, more turkey, not to mention all the mince pies and Christmas Puddings...However, this year I think that we do not need to worry too much about the extra weight with all the snow shoveling that we had to do over the last couple of days. And according to the weather people there's more to come. Let's hope it passes us by as a white Christmas is nice, but I think we had enough of it now. I certainly could do with a "normal" drive to work instead of all that sliding that's going on at the moment.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Closed Boxing Day

Sorry to say we are closed Boxing Day as usual but reopen on the 27th December until the 3rd
Best wishes for the festive season

A very merry White Christmas to all!

It's great to have snow at Christmas, it just seems to make it so much more special. I know there are loads of people this year that have friends and family that will not make it home today. We all at Lathones wish all families that are separated for what ever reason our best. We would especially like to mention all the brave guys and girls out on deployment with our Armed Forces and hope they are able to have a safe Christmas and New Year. We are all thinking of you. Have a lovely day

Merry Christmas!

Nick and all the team

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook on BBC Radio 2

You wouldn't believe it if you didn't hear it for yourself: Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, both artists who already played at the Inn, are appearing on BBC Radio 2 today after being at the radio station already yesterday. What a great honour that those two artists are coming back next year to give us another musical treat. We definately wish them a great Christmas and all the best for 2010 and we are really looking forward to meeting them again soon!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White Christmas?

According to the weather forcast there is still a bit of snow to fall over the next couple of days which could mean that we may be in for a white Christmas. What a treat that would be, especially for all the children! Here at the Inn we are all prepared for this kind of weather: the soup is steaming in the kitchen, the log fire is burning and the Christmas tree is decorated. We are getting everything ready for Christmas Lunch as well, all crackers and Santa Hats are bought. If you can't decided what to do for Christmas or which relative to go to, why don't you book a table at the Inn and enjoy the great atmosphere here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen

A lot has been written and broadcast of the summit in Copenhagen and everybody seems to have their own views on the outcome. And with everything in life it is hard to come to a "fair" conclusion and there is always someone who will not be happy with the result. You just can't please everyone! At the end they finally agreed at least on some points such as emission cuts, temperature, forests and money. I suppose we all can do our bit such as recycling, energy saving or buying local as well as seasonal produce. How about leaving your car and taking a stroll into town? That not only helps the environment but also your health and your wallet. And I am sure everyone's wallet could do with a boost, especially with the VAT increase next year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

That's another airline that has just recently announced that they are going into administration. And what's worse about it that it's a Scottish One! Thousands of people stranded, thousands of people having to re-book their holidays, thousands of people without a job...the list is endless. This is just so drepessing considering the time of year and the economic situation we are in. One of our staff was also affected by this. She booked her entire holiday to Egypt with flyglobespan, but luckily she was given a refund and could re-book her holiday with another provider. We really feel for everyone who is effected, this is definately something you could do without! However, we still hope that you have a fairly relaxing Christmas Time.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

First Snow!

And so winter has finally arrived! On my way to work this morning I drove around a bend and all the sudden there it was: a (rather) thin layer of white on the ground. And instead of the usual speed, everybody was snailing along with no gritter in sight, which I found rather peculiar since the news predicted a light snowfall. So, wrap up warm and enjoy this magical time of year! Why don't you drop by and have a drink by the log fire.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Which planet do these unions come from?

First we see the Post office union try to kill off the post office by seemingly paying no attention to market conditions or the feeling of the people across the UK. Then yesterday BA announce that the cabin crew that are already being paid twice what its competitors are getting are going on strike because the management want to introduce the same system they have operated from Gatwick for the last x amount of years in to Heathrow to try and reduce and save BA in the future.

Come on Cabin Crew wake up and smell the roses! The rest of BA are making reductions why can't you? Why make all these peoples life hell over Christmas, why put BA into a position of further instability and frankly why are sensible people listening to these idiots that are hell bent on bringing down BA

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Bluebird flies

From the 13th April 2010 for an amazing 5 nights we are going to be hosting the Famous Bluebird cafe. We will be running an over 21's songwriting competition along with some great new and exciting menus developed to showcase Food from the State of Tennessee at its best.

We have 5 exciting artist playing each evening 2 a night.
Tickets are going to be £14.00 each and rooms are being sold at a special music rate so give us a call. Music is Americana. We need your support to make this the most successful gig ever!!

Have alook at their site

Saturday, December 12, 2009

English Whisky?

I don't know if you heard it in the news, but England produces it's first whisky in over 100 years. Now that's some exciting news for all the whisky lovers amongst you. But will it live up to the standards of the more established whiskys? I think we will just have to wait and see.

The brewery's "Chapter 6" whisky will go on sale on Dec, 16th and the operational team will sell in countries such as Germany, Japan and Canada as well as here (good luck!).

The distillery first started operating back in 2006 and was officially opened in 2007. As all Whisky fans know, the spirit has to be stored for 3 years for it to be classed as whisky. That's why we had to wait that long for the first tasting...

Why don't you check out their website for much more information.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Well done Darling!!

It's reminiscent of a blackadder sketch and would be just as funny if it wasn't true

The General, who wanders through life with no clue as to what is really going on in the real world, and his little headless "gofer" running around his feet saying we are "in a strong position!"

This government seems hell bent on trying to stop enterprise in its tracks! Small business has been hit hard with the change in Vat (now the highest for hospitality in Europe) and the NI Increase of 1%. This on top of the bill to obtain a licence to sell liquor a cool £8500 for the Inn increased business rates, increase fuel prices (highest ever seen). Highest food prices ever. What fun!!!

This is not the scary part though. The really scary part is that everyone needs a break (I'm talking the real people who have been and still are affected by this mess, the banks have caused, and we are all in ) but in order for them to take a break they need discounts. It doesn't take much to work out that this not a viable business plan.

My quote for Brown and Darling:
" A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; But money answereth all things" The Bible

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Alternative Party Night

Boogalusa who really would show up any x factor band are playing with us on Saturday. They are from Dundee and have entertained all over. Their fiddler is just amazing and you just can't help following the beat, its just knee tapping stuff. Talking of X Factor, if you follow it, for the first time there seem to be three finalist that can actually sing! this has to be a first. The interesting part is that on the BBC web site they feature the 100 best new acts of 2009 and non come from the X factor yet three have played the Inn. So who's better Simon or David? We all know who is richer!! But thats life. Would the Bluebird come to Britain for Simon Cowell? Maybe but would he even know who they are? I would hope so should we invite him? Let us know what you think

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Stay Healthy this Winter

With the Swine Flu making its rounds and the usual cold that seems to come with the season it is even more important to make sure that you stay healthy this winter.
As a few of our busy staff are having the cold or are just recovering from it, the rest of us try not to catch it. This is certainly one thing that we do not want to share!
So, I was reading up on some suggestions on how to boost my immune system. Things that were mentioned included cutting sugar and processed foods out of the daily diet, taking an Omega-3 supplement, getting regular exercise , getting plenty of good quality sleep and the most important thing: washing your hands, often. Most of these tips are easily followed while others are not so easy to achieve. However, I think the most important thing is to act as soon as you feel the fist signs of a cold coming on. And of course, stay positive!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Market-To Get You In The Mood

If you are not in the festive mood yet, why not go to the famous German Christmas Market in Edinburgh. It opened on Nov, 26th and can be visited until Dec, 24th which means that you still have 18 days left to soak in the atmosphere and buy some great presents. This year the Market has a new location: on the Mound presinct, next to the National Gallery. The best time to go to the Christmas Market is when it is dark and cold, as you really can appreciate the warming effect of the mulled wine and the beautiful lights that surround the town centre. Have a go on the Ferris Wheel (beware: it can be freezing when you are stuck on top) and stroll through Winter Wonderland. A note on the mugs: When you visit a Christmas Market in Germany every town has their own mugs for the mulled wine and they change every year. This means that the mugs from big and well-known Christmas Markets such as Nuremberg, Dresden and Stuttgart, are very collectable. So, why not go and enjoy one evening in the hussle and bussle of the Christmas Market in order to prepare for this "special" time of year, whatever this means for you!

(Check out the Edinburgh Christmas Market website for opening times and more information)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Plays tonight at the Inn to another full house. This is great as all this support is helping us keep up with the music. We have a great wine evening tomorrow night with Australian wine maker from Yarra Bank.
Non stop at the Inn to keep your eyes peeled