Posts from February 2018

 
We’re chuffed to bits! 
 
And it’s all thanks to our lovely guests who take the time and trouble to write a review about their stay with us. 
 
On Trip Advisor, we’re now #15 out of #155 accommodation providers here in Whitby. 
 
Which means, if our maths is correct, we’re in the top 10%! 
 
As you know, we welcome people into our lovely home and we work our socks off with regards to our family business. 
 
So when we get great news like this, we’re totally delighted. 
 
Whatever’s this? How did February come round so quickly? 
 
Yet like us, you’ll probably have heaved a sigh of relief when you said ‘goodbye’ to January, with the weather we've seen! 
 
February not only includes Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year (16th February), it also encompasses Half Term. Riviera Guesthouse has a rescue remedy to help soothe away the stress of school-free time! 
 
Here are a few suggestions from us to help keep everyone entertained this half term … 
 
Valentine’s Day … this loved-up date is fast approaching (FYI - Wednesday 14th February!) Today, even the family pet can receive a Valentine’s card, with or without a bow-drawing cherub on the front! Yet how did this heart-shaped tradition even begin? 
 
Research suggests there were numerous Christian martyrs named Valentine; one story describes how Saint Valentine was a priest of Rome who was imprisoned for sheltering Christians, who were being persecuted at the time. 
 
And it is thought the first written association of ‘love’ with Valentine’s Day was penned by none other than Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382 when the eponymous writer noted ‘how every bird chooses his mate’ around the middle of February.