When we spoke about blogging for a whole 3 seconds this week in between frantic organisation; planning, Christmas function organising; table moving, chair stacking, cutlery counting; menu collaborating, bon bon placing and good old hard working blood sweat and tears … I think nick mentioned something about Christmas and it got me thinking …
What does it mean to you?
I personally do not like to participate in the mass celebration of Christ… I used to love it sick but now … not so much. I don’t have children either so I don’t have to pretend there is a Santa. I used to enjoy wrapping presents and putting up decorations too but again now …not so much. So what does Christmas mean to me?
Now, that I work in hospitality again … a time for long hours. Split shifts. Long nights … setting tables. Reminding patrons it is not a good idea to tip your drink over your friends head … or gracefully and certainly the polar opposite to silently; claiming somebodies stashed drinks to be your own.
The vibe at our place changes – just for a bit. People get excited and people get happy. We have functions and photobooths, set menus and djs. When you love where you work, having functions is like inviting people into your home (ok so you have to pay for your food and your drinks ha ha ) but we look after you, feed you, help you, get you an extra fork if you need one, call you a taxi or make sure you aren’t eating anything you shouldn’t …
during this time we are super busy, we get tired but we don’t complain. We love where we work and we love what we do. We know that we too will get to spend some time with those we love, to eat some delectable food and drink some fine wine (beer, cocktail or selective other favourite beverage of all time) soon enough … but leading up to these couple of days off … we will do our best to make your family gatherings, Christmas functions or casual luncheon something to enjoy.
Please don’t steal our table decorations.
Please don’t mess with the taps on our toilets.
Please reframe from taking things off the walls and breaking them.
Please don’t heckle our DJ.
People tend to sometimes overindulge when someone else is fitting the bill.
Who are we to judge? I just don’t want a $10,000 fine so please… behave yourself.
We love to have you experience all the good things at thyme at the lakes.
We try our best to provide you with a dining experience like no other you will find in mount gambier.
We pride ourselves on providing a service to you to ensure that you enjoy your night, feel relaxed and leave being 137% satisfied with the thyme experience.
We like to hear how much you enjoyed eating a particular meal (or what you think we could improve on to ensure you have the best time ever!) and we also like to hear about what you’ve been up to since you last dined with us. ..
the thyme team is like a family.. you have been invited into our home.
We also run like a “Finely oiled machine” I heard a happy customer say recently …
so Christmas to me is now ensuring that everyone that walks through our doors leaves with a full belly, feeling happy and impressed with the relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere and satisfied with the delectable flavours and options on our menus.
We at thyme thank you for dining with us this last year … we wish you and your families a very merry Christmas what ever that may mean to you, filled with love and surrounded by those most important to you – remembering and being thankful for what we have and looking into 2018 with a positive hopeful and happy attitude. We hope that if you dined with us you behaved yourselves and you left with a full belly. We cannot wait to smash in this new year and we all look forward to you dining with us in the near future.
Drive safe on the roads,
Eat as much as you can.
Love the thyme team xx