Well what a cracking Summer, the weather was gorgeous for the early part, our guests are fab and it’s great to see our Summer regulars back again: Emily C & parents, Zinger, Acid David, Andrew & Ria and of course Shrek and Donkey & kids!
Well we premiered our new show this year ‘Big on Broadway’ and what a fab show it is, I couldn’t have asked any more of my talented team with every single one of them singing and dancing. We finished to raptuous applause and a standing ovation.
Zoe B and I came up with the idea in the Spring and it was a good 2 months in the planning by the time we’d got together the music, choreography and costumes… people are already asking how I am going to top it next year. (I think I had better start my show writing now!) However, the next production, already in progress will be the Xmas one “Arrrrgh!!!” and it’s only August!
Well we hope you have a great Summer everyone and hope to see you all again soon.
…oh and we have some changes happening in the team too, we welcome back Karma and also Wendy. Watch this space.
Here at Aztec Spa in Torquay we have just had a meeting with the Sales Team at Elemis who came down to show the Aztec Spa Team and me the new and exciting products and treatments they will be launching over the next 12 months. We cannot say too much, but the word WOW springs to mind.
After the meeting sat around talking and the team said how great Elemis is and how excited we are about the brand. I have never seen a team of therapists so thrilled about new products and they are 100% behind these outstanding products. The new Christmas gift boxes and retail products are great value – more about them when they are launched in September.
It’s all in the science!
Elemis is a British skincare brand that is very exclusive and the only one that is scientifically proven to work. If you don’t believe me, then next time you are watching adverts for beauty products that make claims like ” 97% of people agreed” look for the small print which will probably say something like “tested on 100 women.” Who are these women? How scientific can someone’s personal opinion be.
On the other hand, before any Elemis product goes on sale or is used in treatments it goes through rigorous scientific testing in a laboratory, so when Elemis make claims like ” Improves skin elasticity by 47%” This is a scientific fact, not an opinion.
Aztec Spa in Torquay is proud to be associated with Elemis and we believe it is the best skincare brand on the market. Don’t accept cheaper alternatives; treat yourself to the real thing. Aztec Spa is open everyday from 9am till late. Check out our website for the latest offers, spa breaks and a full treatment programme, or to book call 01803 400190.
Yes, we’ll all be looking skywards next week for two real treats that have become an annual event and part of the annual Torbay week. This coincides with Torbay Royal Regatta, a fixture on the English Riviera social calendar for nearly two centuries
On Monday 23 August we have the spectacular firework display and on Wednesday 25 August at 6.00pm we have the awesome display by the RAF Red Arrows who never fail to impress, amaze, thrill and lots of other adjectives as well!! If you’ve seen them before I know you’ll agree and I’m sure, like me, you still want to see them again and again. You also get a second chance to see the Red Arrows on Friday 27 August as part of the Dartmouth Royal Regatta just along the coast. Seeing the Hawks flying in formation above the River Dart, you can be looking down on the planes as they pass up the valley – quite an incredible sight.
So, if you still have not decided where you are going to take the family for a Summer break, head west to Torquay in Devon to the Toorak Hotel part of TLH Leisure Resort as we have lots to offer. A range of family accommodation and an array of leisure facilities, children’s programmes for all ages, a choice of nightly entertainment and lots more besides have a look at our website at www.tlh.co.uk. And we’ve got some great last minute special offers in August with Kids under 10 staying FREE from 30 August – 2 September. Put the kids out of their misery and take them away for a break, you’ll enjoy it too!!
Lights, camera, action – a recent wedding held at the Carlton Hotel and Spa in Torquaywas filmed by Channel 5 for a programme to be shown on TV this Autumn. The story behind this rainbow themed event can be found on This is South Devonwebsite and we will have more pictures and details when the programme broadcasts later this year.
If you are interested in finding out more about weddings and events at The Carlton Hotel and Spa in Torquay, or any of the TLH Hotels, then visit our website, or for more details or call Lynda on 01803 400131.
PS – Congratulations to Jo and Ty on your marriage, best wishes from everyone at the Carlton!
Questions and Answers – some myths laid to rest…..
Bowling in the grounds of Oldway Mansion
TLH Leisure Resort, situated in the heart of the English Riviera is a unique and ideal place for a bowls tour. With 18 greens within a 6 mile radius TLH welcomes groups of bowlers, no matter how many or how few in the group you are.
I am often asked by clubs enquiring about touring whether there are any clubs that have two greens, as tours can be up to 12 rinks daily. My answer is that there are so many clubs in the Torbay area it is easy to arrange games within close proximity to each other, even if only a couple have 2 greens on site.
I am also asked about accessibility of clubs, as we are a fairly rural area, and I am pleased to tell people that if they are travelling to a club that cannot accommodate a coach, the members of the host club will often bring their cars to meet the coach and
Teignmouth Bowling Green
ferry people and bags to the club. That’s good Devon hospitality for you.
Another question asked is about coach parking. TLH has 7 car parks around the complex, most of which are able to accommodate a coach, but if at any time we don’t have enough space available, we will arrange a space at the local coach park and make sure that the driver has a taxi to and fro at his convenience. Because we have no space on site the expense of the coach park and taxi is ours alone. That’s just part of the unique service that TLH offers our tourists.
Do we arrange matches?
Of course we will. We work very closely with our local fixture secretaries and we arrange games in consultation with yourselves as to your requirements. We understand that each tour is unique and we work closely with you to ensure that you get exactly what you require.
We can include rinks fees in your quoted price or you can pay your own rink fees, it’s up to you.
Can we recommend local coach companies?
Yes, we work closely with Abbots Coach Travel, a local family owned business. Pictured below is an Abbots Travel Coach in action with some of our bowlers at the Toorak Hotel. Check out their website at www.abbotcoach.com
If you want to chat about touring or would like to ask me any questions then do get in touch with me. You can type your question in the box below and blog back to me – I’ll be happy to help.
TLH is simply – ‘Bowling Excellence in the heart of the English Riviera’
I don’t know why we’re so keen to make New Year’s Resolutions in January, to my mind September has always been about new starts and fresh beginnings.
Maybe it’s because I was a September baby, but the month always seems an exciting one to me. Birthday presents aside, it must be to do with nostalgic memories of going back to school armed with a brand new pencil case and shiny new shoes. Neatly writing all my teachers’ names on the front of fresh exercise books and the smell of crisp sheets of unused paper would always fill me with expectation.
As the years have passed I now get a similar feeling from starting an evening class, a new fitness regime or a project at home. The thrill of new possibilities; a better educated, fitter, more streamlined version of me is all within reach before Christmas – or so I like to tell myself!
This September I will be resuming German evening classes (clutching a new pencil case, pen and exercise book) and starting a proper exercise programme at the Aztec Studio – the new Power Tone classes sound just the thing. If I didn’t live in Torquay I’d also be tempted by the ‘Winning with Watercolours’ break at the Toorak Hotel. And I also fancy a new haircut, a revamped autumn wardrobe and an updated kitchen – that’s what September is all about – possibilities, no matter how unlikely!