And so begins the summer..with lots and lots of rain. So we’re going to ignore the rain that’s falling in a negative sense and focus on the fact that it’s feeding my flowers and all the new grass seeds that we have planted over the winter.
So, basically in the last week we have seen phenomenal developments on site. I can take no credit for any of them as I’m too little (or maybe too bossy?) to help pick up and move these monstrous machines and structures like our new freezer room – which will keep you all in croissants, sausage rolls, chocolate pastries and baguettes all summer without fail! As well as the new freezer room, we got delivery of the new display fridge into the cafe space (and when I say ‘we’ I mean ‘not me’ unless you count someone shouting at heavily muscled boys ‘helping’.)
We’ve just painted all the skirting today and cleaned the massive view offering windows which are amazing now – and it means that you can now see the wooden floor that has just been put down in the new poolroom area too. There’s a running joke on site that I keep rolling up whenever a job has been finished – I try to do a little something to help on the project so that I can grab the accolade of ‘finishing the job’. To date would you believe I’ve already finished the cafe outdoor decking area and the Freezer room.
The shop has a little bit of work still to complete but we’re nearly there. Dorian has made up many amazing Blackboards where you’ll find all our Ice Cream, coffee, take away and cake menus. The reception is also nearly finished with a little bit of superficial work left to complete and is looking very bright and professional.
These last couple of weeks especially have been very taxing and stressful with all the work, so thanks to all our guys on site who have worked really really hard to avoid me shouting at them.
At this point I can’t wait to get this season up and running. Our new Kidskamp has been announced on Facebook and I’m so very excited about the very talented artists and creative heads who will be on site all summer this year. We will have our weekly events on our blackboard outside the Reception at the start of every week so that no-one misses anything and will be starting off things like our Midnight movies very soon. Our Shave and Dye date will be announced as soon as I get confirmation of the hairdressers! And we can announce that we will have Archery every Thursday before Bridge which will take place on a Thursday evening in the Club House. Many many thanks to Ellen and Iris for continuing on the Bridge that my Mam started up here. I’m delighted that we can still have it going every Thursday evening and I know she would be too, given the massive Bridge enthusiast that she was.
Dad and I attended the Wexford Business Awards on Friday night in Whites Hotel in Wexford town. I got to put my beautiful dress that my Mam bought with me all those years ago which is now my ‘Black Tie’ dress and accompanied a Tux-wearing Ed for the evening. It was a much bigger event than I had thought it would be with champagne and wine flowing from start to finish. I was really impressed by Whites Hotel and everyone had a great night.
I was really chuffed to see our Morriscastle Strand logo on the big screen with others such as Kelly’s Hotel, South East Angling, Wexford Opera Festival to name a few. South East Angling came in as Runners up which I was delighted to see and congrats to them. Despite the fact that we didn’t come in the top two, I’m just delighted that Morriscastle is recognised amid such a bunch of amazing tourism businesses. Thanks to all of you who supported us not only in this Award but generally over the last 43 years and especially this year.
Finally, many thanks to the fab Travel editor of the Irish Independent, Pol O Chongaile who voted Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park as the number ONE Family Camping and Caravanning Park in Ireland!!
Hope to see you soon, remember to book ahead if you want to come down to stay – 087 7737637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Holidays folks.