Wow, how quickly things change! Just over a week ago we were in tier three, last Thursday we went into tier four and today, we like everyone else in England are subject to a national lockdow. One thing hasn't changed though, we've been forced to close throughout and now, we shall remain closed until at least the end of February, though the smart money is on hospitality remaining closed beyond that date. Hopefully the effects of this new, tough lockdown and the ramping up of the Covid vaccination programme will ensure that we shall be able to reopen for the spring and that life will begin to take on a semblance of normality. It looks very much like Valentine's celebrations will be spent at home but, maybe we can look forward to something special on Mother's Day, Sunday 14th March. We'll be sure to have something tasty on the menu to tempt you out on that day! Meantime, stay at home, saty safe, and try to stay sane!