Some may say we started getting a bit too festive a little too early here at Penally. Due to a few over-excited members of staff (I'll take a lot of the blame!) the last few days of November saw holly trees, fairy lights and mince pies all to the soundtrack of Buble!
The last week has flown by in a blur of Christmas parties, afternoon teas, baby showers, mulled wine, turkey and mince pies coming from every angle. Oh, and lots and lots of Festive Lunches, I've never seen so many delicious looking fish pies leave the kitchen! Topped off by our own staff Christmas do last night, it's safe to say we're all feeling the effects of the Christmas season! However, as I jiggle at my desk to Kylie belting out 'Santa Baby' (Michael Buble has taken a back seat due to a serious case of 'overplayed') I can't help but think how great this time of year is!
Here are a few photos of the last few weeks of fun....
Our homemade staff advent calendar!
Prepping the drawing room for Christmas action.
And the tree went up...
Homemade mince pies with orange and mascapone available every day at Penally (with mulled wine as a necessary extra!!)
Holly tree in reception
Those mince pies again...
Biff thoroughly enjoying getting in the festive spirit...in every room in the hotel!
We've sold over 30 vouchers in December!! Very excited to welcome everyone to Penally!!
And so the Christmas Parties began...
...and a serious amount of wine was consumed!
Hotel fairies busy making beautiful name places for our lucky guests!
Our Christmas boxes have been replenished daily due to attacks on the gold chocolate coins!
Endless presents wrapped!
Christmas Party number 3 ready to go.
Cosy sunroom overlooking a dark, wild and windy sea.
The Christmas season is far from over and once everyone has conquered their hangovers here the festive cheer will be back in full force, not that it's slipped much this afternoon!
It really has been a brilliant few weeks so far and we'd like to thank all the guest who have come in so far for being so much fun!
Do pop in for a mulled wine or mince pie, we're open all day everyday!
So, from all of us at Penally Abbey we wish all our lovely guests and friends a very, very Happy Christmas!!