Joyeux Noel and a Very Happy New Year!

Saint Martin de ReWe have just arrived here in St Martin – the weather is glorious and our house warm and snug. The puggies are nicely nestled in and we have seen our neighbours – in fact, one of them offered us fresh oysters she had collected this morning on our doorstep…how cool is that?!

I am now writing this just back from our first visit to St Martin’s public swimming pool which is immaculate and great value. It has a spa area with a steam/sauna rooms, jaccuzi
and separate shower. But you must wear the regulation shorts – no beach wear! – so leave the Vilebrequin behind when you visit. Mark was given special dispensation for just staying in the spa area!

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For New Year’s Eve we are booked into Bistro Marin for a wonderful night of good food and partying with our some of our lovely neighbours. Not all the shops are open in Saint Martin but is buzzing nonetheless and there are some stalls on the harbour selling festive goodies – especially the Vin Chaud…very yummy! On New Year’s Day we are all invited to Katherine’s, our French neighbour, for an open house party. I can’t wait.

And the best news of all is that 2017 is getting off to a fantastic start! On 7th January Galathee will be listed among the top 50 places to stay in The Times’ selection (!!!) We cannot thank you enough for all your support this past year – please go and buy the Times on 7th January and see for yourselves!

I wish you a very Happy New Year from St Martin, Ile de Re x

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