The last day and a bit - some quick pictures ....
Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards, Swindon, Friday evening.
OK - I admit it - Tuxedos and big formal dinners are not my thing, so the very official award ceremony wasn't something I was looking forward to. I had guessed, realistically and as it turned out correctly, that we would be a part of the majority to leave empty-handed. But, hey, we made it to the top 4 (the nominees) out of over 100 entrants for "Small" Business of the year.
I have quoted the word small you will notice ... we were very much the minnows amongst the bigger fishes even in that category; I'm sure there wasn't anouther company there that wasn't at least three times our size, and the category winner was several times larger again ... excellent company, I just wonder at "small".
Travel Watch South West meeting - in Taunton.
An excellent place to listen to other travel campaigners (I seem to be one now!) at a meeting of the all the groups, and with public transport and local government representation too. More about this
on the Save the Train
The Policeman's ball.
Not quite ... the retirement party for our local community police officer, who Lisa has got to know better than I through the "Bowerhill Villager" newspaper. You'll note in the picture that Wexford the Wiltshire Police cat is sitting with me and does NOT have me under arrest for stealing his cream. (written 2007-03-03, updated 2007-03-08)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM350 - Well House Manor - project diary 
2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01) 
Hotel novelties - (2006-01-05) 
Well House Manor - (2006-01-21) 
Sympathetic development - (2006-04-09) 
Planning a hotel refurb - an example of a Gant chart in PHP - (2006-05-14) 
Residential - (2006-05-15) 
The eye - (2006-05-31) 
We can offer a room, but we can't operate on a dog - (2006-06-05) 
Seeing the bricks for the trees - (2006-06-11) 
Naming Rooms - (2006-06-24) 
Above the parapit, Well House Manor - (2006-07-28) 
Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-08-24) 
Fitting our bathrooms - (2006-09-04) 
From the Manor written - (2006-09-07) 
4 weeks to go - (2006-09-11) 
Coming together. - (2006-09-29) 
Open - (2006-10-09) 
Where quality costs less - (2006-10-15) 
Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22) 
Before and After - Well House Manor - (2006-11-18) 
A tale of a wee wall - (2006-11-19) 
Snagging - (2006-11-24) 
Rail trouble forced me to buy hotel - (2007-02-07) 
Telling a story in different ways - (2007-02-20) 
A lot has happened in a year - (2007-05-31) 
Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests - (2009-01-03) 
Well House Manor - the next six years - (2010-10-24) 
The changing Hotel and Bed and Breakfast business in Melksham - (2012-01-18) 
Keeping our hotel looking like new, by using our gained experience - (2012-03-09) 
The Accidental Hotelier - (2012-08-24) 
National TV - Melksham - 9th January 2013, Pre-alert. - (2012-12-27) 
Expecting nothing, but prepared for anything - (2013-01-05) 
A course is not just for a year - its for a career - (2013-02-20) 
A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)
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