2012 seems to have flown by, cant quite believe we are now in 2013, where has the time gone? We've enjoyed the Queen's Jubilee with celebrations here in Torquay, and of course the Olympics with all the success that this has bought to our small country in the way of tourism, prestige and rejuvenation.
On a smaller scale we are always looking at ways to improve our accommodation, service and overall experience here at the Buckingham Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Whilst we are closed at the moment, this doesnt mean we are resting on our laurels. Scaffolding has gone up at the rear of the property with new rendering completed, double glazing going in next week. This means our family room, superior room and kingsize double will now be snug and warm in the winter helping the environment and of course our fuel bills!
Added to that we are decorating/carpeting our twin room which makes up part of our suite, a family favourite during the summer months. Mum and dad enjoy a superkingsize bed with small kitchen area whilst kiddies are comfortable next door with their own tv and bathroom. Own access to the suite ensures total privacy. Decorating has become necessary due to a leak in our roof, total inconvenience but nothing compare to a lot of our population experiencing severe flooding.
The suite has proved so popular that we have created another one - our Junior Suite. Again this is a suite of two rooms, one with double bed and ensuite shower with a single room next door with shower and bath. The rooms are accessible via a separate door from the corridor, again creating total privacy for a family of 3.
Theres a lot to look forward to this year in Torquay, something I will personally be going to is the Hairy Bikers event who are appearing at the Princess Theatre in March, a 10 minute walk from our guest house. Then of course Easter will be appearing earlier this year, the Beer Festival at Occombe Farm, Powerboat racing, Agatha Christie Festival, the Red Arrows display and of course the Regatta in the beautiful town of Dartmouth. There's no shortage of things to do in Torquay if you are considering a holiday or short break here, Paignton Zoo is a must along with Kents Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village, Living Coasts and Bygones.
We look forward to hopefully seeing some of you again this year and of course will enjoy meeting our new guests as well.