Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Santa's Helpers have been busy, busy, busy this past week, decorating the hotel for Christmas - we have a great team of elves.  Although a daunting task, it's still one of my favourite times (as much as I pretend to "Grinch" about it underneath my breath).  I like watching it come together - bit by bit.  I like having people come through the lobby and having people stop by to see the big Christmas Tree.

About the Christmas Tree.  We have a new one this year.  A beautiful 9 foot tree with pretty white lights that stretches right to the ceiling.

This may not seem like a big deal if you don't know about the tree we had previously.  It was 12 feet tall and last year we put that 12 foot tree in a lobby with 9 foot ceilings - we just didn't put the top on it.  It looked like it was stretching up right into the rafters.  As usual around this place - imaginations ran wild.  Someone was all for putting the top of the tree on the roof so it looked like the tree grew up through the whole building.  Someone else thought that we should cut a hole in the floor of the room right above it and put the tree top through it.  The last bright spark in all of the crazy ideas was to turn the tree into an upside down tree so no one would notice that the top was missing. 

And then, there's the wreath on the front door.  We've never had so many people comment and be completely confused by a wreath.  It hangs on the two swinging front doors.  Right in the middle.  It looks like it covers over the door itself - and it stops some people right in their tracks.  How do you open the door?  There's a wreath over it.  The wreath is cut in half!  Once past the initial, "Um, what?" you get to the "Wow, that's pretty cool!"

We're still decorating but if you want to pop down to take a look.....please do.  In the meantime, hope you have fun with your decorating.  

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Remembrance Day

The time of year is again upon us when we take a 
moment to remember.

Remember our fallen soldiers.

Remember all those who have served.

Remember those who are serving.

Remember those left behind at home.

Remember those who have given.

Remember what has been taken away.

Remember and just say thanks.