Friday, 25 January 2013

Backing Belfast

Now the snow has disappeared, everyone is concentrating on encouraging people to visit Belfast and support the bars and restaurants and enjoy the shopping in the city. We have felt and upsurge in inquiries and hope that 2013 will be a year for lots of visitors and a good time for all.

The campaign aims to encourage people to vote with their feet, to come out and get behind 
retailers, restaurants and bars.

Already struggling with the recession and winter weather, many in the hospitality sector have been 
brought to their knees by weeks of flag protests.
For seven weeks, normal daily life has been disrupted by ongoing protests and rioting that have 
turned away vital custom and forced traders to watch profits plummet.
But we believe our city can bounce back. Today’s paper includes a series of deals and special 
offers to encourage people to come into the city this weekend.
Our campaign has received wide-ranging support from across Northern Ireland and beyond — from 
Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Peter Robinson, other senior politicians 
politicians, business groups and those in the entertainment industry.

And their message is unequivocally the same — please make a point of doing something to support 
the local economy, especially this weekend.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snow arrives in Belfast

The snow arrives at Whitethorn 2013

We expect my tomorrow morning it will be a good bit deeper as there seems to be plently of snow falling now.
Latest pictures of the snow here at Whitethorn Cottages today. Both Belfast  airports are open.