9th November, 2010
We've had snow on the hills and winter is becoming a reality. A bit of an emergency as there was a gas leak at the Centre yesterday. Fortunately it was just a smell - no explosions or anything. The ladies in the kitchen couldn't cook though and we retreated to the office & reception with an electric heater until the gas man declared it all fixed.
The powerpoint presentation at the Assembly went really well & ended with a round of applause. It seems to have put the Centre firmly back on the map again for many people & Iain had a lot of people coming up to him afterwards with good comments.
We've just finished with the craft fair, which was in the dining room for 2 weeks during which we had B & B. We also had a mountain leadership course staying with us for the week who hope to come back again (They particularly commented on the friendly & helpful attitude of staff) and a relaxed disabled group with their carers for an overnight. The weekend was busy with a church weekend from St Devenick's church & there's another church coming this weekend. We're very grateful that our weekend bookings are looking very healthy even in the off season, and the week bookings are beginning to pick up a bit too. We've just designed a double page advert for a schools magazine and are hoping it will yield good results in the coming year.
The Council of Management are meeting today to see what needs to be done to take the Centre forward and particulary to take forward the 40th anniversary plans for developing & upgrading the building. Please pray for all the details & decisions.
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