The H & H  Blog
 
 
 
My Name is Nigel Hamilton,
This is my blog about working in the hospitality and boating industries, mainly now as a consultant.
 
 
music i write with
Cat Stevens
Paul Simon
The Stranglers
Runrig
Steeleye Span
Johnny Cash
The Proclaimers
Mozart
 
 
People places things
 
Warwick WI party about to depart on Saltie Two
August 16th 2007
 
Changing View from my office window
June 2007
 
St Mary’s Warwick at  Night
September 2006
 
 
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Enjoy England Grading 4 Star
what does it mean?
 
Whilst we believe from our 20 year plus experience working in Tourism that Lammas View meets high standards of quality; it is always a pleasant feeling to receive independent vindication that it is.
 
Earlier this month I was delighted to receive a Four Star rating from Enjoy England, following a grading visit by two of their very experienced assessors.
 
A quote from their web site:
 
“The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
Lammas View new logo
 
Whilst we believe from our 20 year plus experience working in Tourism that Lammas View meets high standards of quality; it is always a pleasant feeling to receive independent vindication that it is.
 
Earlier this month I was delighted to receive a Four Star rating from Enjoy England, following a grading visit by two of their very experienced assessors.
 
We have also launched our new logo, representing the four seasons that Lammas View is open!
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Friday, 22 August 2008
What's in a name?
 
Why choose Lammas View as the name for a holiday cottage?
 
In answer for good historical reasons; the town common in Warwick is known as  Lammas Field and St Mary’s Land, which we overlook and Hampton Street forms the southern boundary.
 
The origin of “Lammas” refers to in English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, that August 1 is Lammas Day (loaf-mass day), the festival of the first wheat harvest of the year.
 
On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the
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26th June 2007
Changing Views
 
My office directly overlooks the historic Warwick Racecourse- 300 years old this year.
 
As part of the modernisation of the racecourse contractors have been working for 9 months on demolishing old workshops and a derelict grandstand and replacing it with a new set of offices and a new restaurant the 1707.
 
 
I breathed a sigh of relief when the work recently finished - and a loud cheer- as the crane removed the temporary offices of the contractors and I got my view back!
 
In fact the view has
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Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Getting to grips with a new computer
 
I recently needed a new computer, and as with most things decided to a bit of research before choosing the best model for me.
 
After a few false starts I decided to wave PC’s goodbye and bought the basic Apple Mac desktop.
 
Much to my surprise - for my purposes- the Mac was actually cheaper than a PC once you vectored in the cost of essential software.
 
I am very pleased with the computer it is simply vastly better than a PC running the normal prince of darkness software supplied by
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