Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Armed Forces Day!

Wow, wow, wow, I think the whole world came to Scarborough today.....so many people on the foreshore to watch the fantastic displays of aircraft - Vulcan Bomber, Spitfire Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber - RAF Tucano display, beach boot camp, Sea King/RNLI display, Standards and Veterans` Parade, climbing walls and paint-ball range + many more stalls and entertainment.  The sky was blue and the sun was shining throughout all the events making it just a fabulous day out.

Tall Storeys enjoying a full house again tonight - some guests have come for the Northern Soul experience, some to eat at the outstanding restaurant Lanterna and others to attend the Open Air Theatre for the Last Night of the Proms concert featuring Aled Jones and Military Wives Choir.

Such an exciting week-end what with the tennis, football and Armed Forces Day!

Well done everyone involved in making today such a success - we are all so proud of our Armed Forces and feel privileged to have them in our midst.  Thank you.  and others to attend the Open Air Theatre for the Last Night of the Proms concert featuring Aled Jones and Military Wives Choir.

Such an exciting week-end what with the tennis, football and Armed Forces Day!

Well done everyone involved in making today such a success - we are all so proud of our Armed Forces and feel privileged to have them in our midst.  Thank you.




Saturday, 7 June 2014

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014


Absolutely delighted to have received the
  
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014. 


This is as a result of all our lovely guests who have taken time to write a comment about us. 

 Thank you all so much. 

These comments are so important to us and it is one of the main ways people decide to come here.  They need to be current so we are so grateful when old and new guests continue to post something about us.  So, if you think we deserve some recognition in what we do, please keep them coming!  As always we try our best to make staying at Tall Storeys as comfortable and as pleasant as we possibly can.

Here is a link to the guest reviews (click here)

Friday, 6 June 2014

Dexter the British Bulldog!


My owners took me on a little holiday to Scarborough recently.  Well, I have never been to the seaside before so I was very excited.  We stayed in a lovely little guest house called Tall Storeys.  I soon discovered why it was named Tall Storeys as there were so many stairs!!  Thankfully my little legs only had to climb one flight of stairs to our beautiful room with a stunning sea view!  Morna and Ian at Tall Storeys seemed to like me a lot which is always a good thing - I think they would have liked to have kept me, they made me feel so at home and welcome.  They even provided me with a mat for my water and food dishes and a blanket (of course I brought my own, but the thought was there!).

Anyway, I just loved running along the sand down on the seafront and exploring all the little streets around here, although I have to say I was totally exhausted by the time I got back up the hill to Tall Storeys.  
 
However, it was so nice just to sit around in the conservatory and nip in and out to the garden to get a breath of fresh air and to stretch my legs.  It was a fabulous holiday for me and I look forward to going back again some day in the future!







Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Blooming



Suddenly the Tall Storeys Garden is blooming lovely!
The tulips which I planted last year have been magnificnet and so unusual. They make me happy!

Wisteria is climbing the wall at last and looking good, as is the clematis and honeysuckle which took ages to untangle.

We are working hard on repairing the lawn which is not looking so great, but fingers crossed with all the love and attention it is getting from us both, it will soon take shape.  So much moss and trying to stop the pigeons eating the new grass seed has been a bit of a challenge! Pigeon could be on the breakfast menu tomorrow.

However, we are looking good and I am so excited to see so many plants growing stronger and taking shape all over the garden.  

Our little fish in the pond are no longer little.  
So glad they survived the winter months.......







Monday, 7 April 2014

Birthday Party Concert



Last night we could be justified in thinking we were in the West End of London and not the Stephen Joseph Theatre to celebrate the 75th birthday of Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The party was in the form of a concert which featured the best of the best. Compared by the lovely Janie Dee, multi-award winning actress and singer, currently appearing in Blithe Spirit with Dame Angela Lansbury at the West End Gielgud Theatre.
Janie also sang and brought the house down with her amazing voice and delightful style.  A treat for all of us.

Other performers were the fantastic Tom Townsend, born and bred in Scarborough, influenced greatly be Sir Alan and much talented blues/folk singer.  
David Newton - voted best jazz pianist for the 10th time in 2011.
Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds. Steve and the band`s latest critically acclaimed album, North Country Blues (2013) features a number of self-penned songs.

Peter Cropper, Benjamin Nabarro and Martin Cropper - a more accomplished trio of chamber music musicians would be hard to find, totally world class in every respect - the atmosphere in the theatre was such that you could hear a pin drop - truly wonderful.
David Newton and John Pearce - Jazz musician, was something to be believed.  John playing violin accompanied David on the piano and with such skill, precision and passion was out of this world.
Lastly, our own wonderfully talented Director of Scarborough Spa Orchestra played for the SJT Quirky Choir who ended the show with two songs and then the choir and audience joined together in singing Happy Birthday to Sir Alan.  A memorable and historic night as to have such diverse and talented musicians and performers together in one place, would be hard to repeat.  It could only happen at the SJT. Fabulous.

To have Janie Dee stay with us at Tall Storeys was the icing on the cake!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Strangers in Town?



I woke up this morning feeling strange as if something was about to happen. The telephone rang early with someone wanting our last room but said “she would ring back”.  I checked my emails and found that the room had already been booked out during the night. I felt lucky. She never did ring back.

Decided to go for a stroll along the beach and take in some refreshing sea air. Donkeys were out; speedboats were out and Ho! Ho! Ho! the pirate’s ship was out, but the best thing was the sun was out. Heading along to The Spa I began to notice a build-up of strange visitors to Scarborough. Not your usual type, but friendly nevertheless. 

Then it dawned on me it was SFS. What is SFS? Sci-Fi Scarborough is a two day weekend Convention of everything from Comic Books to Costume play, Authors to Artists, Guest Speakers to Guest Signings, Tabletop and Online gaming. Check it out http://www.scifiscarborough.co.uk/