This weekend is a very busy one in Melton. The Victorian Fair is on Sunday and the Christmas tree festival is held in St Marys Church over the weekend. Every year we are going to enter a tree - definitely next year- I just need to put a reminder in the diary for September !
After nearly 3 weeks we have finished the refurbishment of the ladies toilets- just in time for Christmas. The comments have been very favourable, well done to Vicky, Gavin and Alan. Pictures for those not able to visit (men) will be posted shortly.
Christmas is approaching, we had the first few Christmas parties last week and it really starts this week. Most of the decorations are up,we have tried to avoid putting everything where it was last year and have introduced a few new bits. We haven't made the lights on the trees outside hopefully next year ! James aand Zoe wanted a santa on a sleigh on the front- this was vetoed by the staff - (boring !)
Halloween this year fell on a Monday and it was decided to do the Melton Rotary a themed evening dinner. The function room was decorated from our spooky stocks and with the borrowing of some bits from the Twinlakes fright night. The guests duly arrived some of whom dressed up (some hard to tell !) The candles and the smoke machine provided an excellent atmosphere together with the speaker who recounted spooky stories. One not to be missed next year. Well done chef Sue excellent menu.
The first weekend in October is an important one in Melton, with the holding of the East Midlands Food and Drink Festival. This year it was held back at the cattle market in the town centre. The event proved successful. Zoe and I helped on the Melton Promotions stand and were able to chat to visitors and locals. I watched Stephen Hallam doing his pork pie demo, tasted lots of different types of food and drink and generally had a great afternoon. The guests who stayed with us for the second year running and visited were also impressed. Well done to all involved.