Happy Birthday 8 years old on 1st September 2020

We celebrate 8 years at the Granary spa and 16 years in business. I can still remember my appointment at the Stour Leisure centre, meeting the very special Angela Hinkley who hired out the rooms. I took my mum, and we both had a look around. The area was old, noisy and in need of repair but a perfect place to start. I took the risk and hired. My mum had faith in me, I would make it, customers would come- well I had to find them first! I also spend many years working with residents at Hothfield Manor Brain injury centre and Canterbury Oast trust. I loved this time and the very special people I met along the way. My move to the Granary spa was an enormous risk, but again I had faith it would be ok and it has been a wonderful journey. Over these years I have learnt a lot about myself and my dream has been fulfilled. The spa is full of love, kindness and healing and the team are passionate to ensure you all have a wonderful time – that’s all I ever wanted. You do not run a business alone; I have many people supporting me in lots of areas of my life and work; I am grateful to them all. The last week I have been very spoilt from lots of you for different reasons and some for no reasons which is even more beautiful. Honey from Nikki, a new spa plant from Julie, a scarf from Lesley, felt flower from Jo Jo, flowers from Lou, brownies from Marianne. Each gift is treasured far more than I would ever have appreciated before. Nikki lives in Hothfield and it looks like her children have decorated the pot – this made me smile – not only a special gift but the children involved as well. We have such a strong community spirit in our surrounding area. As we begin the next part of our journey at the spa, I will continue with my team to deliver you the best relaxation, stress relief and therapy in a quiet, healing and peaceful surrounding. We don’t know how the world is going to change tomorrow but today this is what I can promise you all. Have a wonderful week and thank you for being part of my dream, Huge Hugs Clare xxx