Santa, Snow & Mistletoe. Mince Pies, Turkey, Mulled Wine, Rudolf, Scrooge & Christmas Shopping - it all adds up to that annual bonanza, celebrated around most parts to mark the occasion of the birth of Jesus. And isn’t it fun. As with so many things in life, the more effort you put in, the more you enjoy it. So, in this newsletter, here’s a run down of all things Christmassy to set you in the mood. And of course, let’s not forget our usual tips for what’s on this year and next year.
A very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a big thank you for your continued custom from everyone at The Knight Residence. See you next year!
, COLIN STONE, General Manager & all the team
All I Want For Christmas
Think more than scarves, socks, Lynx or Calvin Klein. The best gift of all is the one which is unexpected. Why not treat your friends, partner or the family to their next city break at The Knight Residence. And, if you’re looking for some unusual ideas visit www.iwantoneofthose.com – every gadget from retro to modern age.
The XMas Factor
Another ITV favourite has grabbed the nation by storm – congratulations to Joe McElderry who was our favourite.
Here’s a reminder of some musical talent and their Christmas No 1’s over the past 10 years. Get in the mood and download them on www.apple.com/itunes
|1999 – Westlife “I Have A Dream”||2004 – Band Aid 20 “Do They Know It’s Christmas”|
|2000 – Bob The Builder “Can We Fix It?”||2005 – Shayne Ward “That’s My Goal”|
|2001 – Robbie & Nicole “Somethin’ Stupid”||2006 – Leona Lewis “A Moment Like This”|
|2002 – Girls Aloud “Sound of the Underground”||2007 – Leon Jackson “When You Believe”|
|2003 – Michael Andrews, Gary Jules “Mad World”||2008 – Alexandra Burke “Hallelujah”|
New Web Booking Engine
We are pleased to announce our new web booking engine. Our website now links direct to the hotel to give up to the second live availability. Your online reservation is entered directly into our computers with no human involvement which eliminates potential mistakes. You can be sure if the website says we are full, we are full. If it says we have a room available, we have a room available - guaranteed. We also guarantee that the rates quoted on www.theknightresidence.co.uk are equal or lower than any other website. If not, we’ll return double the difference.
To make the booking process even easier, if you are an existing customer drop us an email and we will send you a login and password which will save you having to register to make a reservation.
Rest assured, we take your personal data security very seriously. Our new software complies and exceeds the latest payment card industry security standards.
This year and the New Year theatrical favourites, showing in a theatre near us:
Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker 2010. An elegant way to start the New Year with Page’s choreographic masterpiece. Elegantly timed to the brilliance of Tchaikovsky. Performing at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, 6-9 Jan. www.eft.co.uk “A Nutcracker like no other.... full of mettle and class" The Herald.
Beauty And The Beast. Disney's first theatrical production Beauty and the Beast is Broadway's sixth longest running show of all time. Fun for all the family. Showing 1-6 February 2010 at The King’s Theatre. www.eft.co.uk
“Do-Re-Mi” and many family favourites bring the hills alive with the voice of Connie Fisher. Performing from 19-27 January 2010 at Edinburgh’s Playhouse. www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Five days of the World’s greatest New Year celebrations kick off from 29 December. Say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new with a sparkling variety of entertainment from Firelight with Carabosse to performances by Madness and Frightened Rabbitt (Frightened Who?!).
If you’ve not got them yet, buy your street party tickets from www.edinburghshogmanay.com. For those of you who have not experienced Hogmanay in Edinburgh yet, it’s too late to stay at The Knight Residence this year but never too early to book for 2010/11!
How Do I Make Cranberry Sauce?
It goes together like bacon & eggs. Yes, our favourite Christmas Turkey wouldn’t be the same without Cranberry Sauce. Here’s how to make it and put a zap into your Xmas fayre, even if it’s overcooked! Visit http://www.jamieoliver.com/about/jamie-oliver-videos/xmas-cranberry-sauce
You’ll find more Xmas recipes from the cheeky chef on his website, or perhaps you prefer someone more traditional? Try http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes
New Year Resolutions. Fly Me To The Moon?
Frank Sinatra did a great job of singing this all time favourite. Richard Branson’s gone a step further with Virgin Galactic. Yes, it’s amazing, you too can see the curvature of the earth, most likely in 2011, but have some cash at the ready, a deposit costs US 200,000. Interested? Visit www.virgingalactic.com. And you thought Star Trek was the only ship to live long and prosper.
January is everyone’s month to grab a bargain. Combine your trip to the shops with a stay at The Knight Residence. Select dates in January from only £89 per night. Visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk for some fantastic deals.
For 2010 we’re taking a more “Airline” approach to selling our accommodation. The best prices are available for those booking early and may then rise as the apartments get’s full. There are some fantastic rates available now throughout 2010 so don’t delay.
Staying In Touch
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