Print, Ink and Paint – Atelier88


Atelier 88 is no longer just a pipe dream, it is actually happening! This week is our busiest yet and we have a full house now until the end of the week. Just as one bedroom is vacated, the phone rings and bingo, another booking, time to don the Marigolds and pinny yet again. I’m still overwhelmed by the amount of washing and ironing, but I’ve definitely got Guest’s Breakfasts down to a fine art and, speaking of which, the printing press is now installed in the studio. Hooray! and what a vision of loveliness it is.

When this chambermaid isn’t swilling out bed pans, or burning toast, I’m working in the office as In House Marketing and Events Manager. I’ve given myself this rather grandiose title because it makes a nice change from my normal job title of Mrs MOP, or Hotel Receptionist ‘Hi, I’m Lottie, How can I help you?’ (which incidentally, the school careers advisor said would suit me down to a tee… miserable old bat) Sadly my pay grade stays the same, but the upside is that at least  it gives me the chance to sit down for five minutes and muck about on Facebook though I lie through my teeth to Wing Commander Neville Nevin (WCNN) and tell him that I’m doing something muy importante like updating the website or working on our marketing strategy ha ha!


And really, apart from saying ‘Hello’, the point of this post is to share our new website with you. WCNN has been busy writing courses and I’ve added my own creative flourishes here and there. There’s still a bit of work to do on it, minor details that need sorting,  more photos need to be added but I’m feeling happy with the way it is looking and I hope that you like it too!

Before I go back to  being Mrs Mop,  while I still have my Marketing and Events Manager hat on, do check out the courses on the website and in particular, the special promotion for our art courses that we are running in May. It’s a fantastic offer and we promise that it will be a lot of fun.