A (slightly belated) happy Christmas and heartfelt wishes for a wonderful New Year from everyone here at ChÃ¢teau de LaumiÃ¨re.
We hope that you are enjoying the festive season. Did you have a white Christmas where you are?
Now the gifts have been unwrapped and the delicious Christmas dinner enjoyed, we have entered that leftover turkey-filled lull that precedes the night before the morning after that is New Yearâ€™s Eve.
For many people, itâ€™s traditional in the week between December 25 and January 1 to lazily browse the post-Christmas sales online, or doze gently in front of the big movie of the day after eating one (just the one) mince pie too many.
But itâ€™s also a time for looking ahead. New Year is coming fast and, after all the festivities, it is all about change and improvements. Resolutions often focus on losing weight, or gaining fitness, learning a new skill, or taking up a new hobby. It may be something even more radical – planning a life-defining career change, for example.
Of course, some resolutions are easier to achieve than others.
Deciding on a summer holiday venue can be a very pleasant way to spend a few family hours between now and the fast-approaching day you have to return to work after the festive holidays.
Horse riders, like golfers, often want to include their favourite past-time in their holiday plans. That is where we come in.
At the luxurious and tranquil ChÃ¢teau de LaumiÃ¨re, we pride ourselves on offering perfectly tailored horse riding holidays. You can while away hour after more-than pleasant hour trekking along miles and miles of pristine car and real life-free trails, surrounded on all sides by stunningly beautiful countryside.
When youâ€™re not on your horse taking in the perfect riding country, or enjoying the delicious meals prepared for you at the chÃ¢teau, you can relax – drink in hand – by the pool or in the restful gardens, soaking up the sun in a cornflower-blue sky and gazing out over an idyllic landscape that only the Lot department of southwest France can supply.
We think itâ€™s the perfect recipe for a holiday. We hope you do, too.
And donâ€™t forget – if you book your luxury horse-riding holiday at ChÃ¢teau de LaumiÃ¨re before you go out for your New Yearâ€™s celebrations on December 31, you can enjoy your 2015 holiday in our peaceful and beautiful corner of southwest France at 2014 prices.
There. Thatâ€™s one resolution successfully fulfilled – and before New Year, too.