Monday, 11 April 2016

Sunny Florida!

By Melissa Chauvet

The last three months in Florida have just flown by. With the country club at Mirasol still undergoing renovations and staff starting to set up areas in the building that's complete, the members as well as the staff are becoming increasingly excited for the grand opening which should be taking place any day now.

A lot of the staff have taken the opportunity to travel and spend some time getting to see a bit more of what Florida has to offer, such as Las Vegas, Key West, Bahamas, some big music festivals and weekends in Miami.

This season has gone by pretty fast and with only 2 months left, some staff are preparing to head up north, while the rest are getting ready to head back home.

That being said, I'm looking forward to being part of the Workaway International team once again once I return to South Africa, to help them with the recruitment and presentation process.

For those interested in the opportunity of a lifetime, presentations start from the beginning of May in the Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth areas and all of the information is on the website. If you, or anyone that you know, currently in the hospitality industry is looking to broaden your horizons and knowledge and take on a new challenge I would suggest you attend a presentation.

Before I end off, I would just like to mention the weather we have been having in Florida, it's been pretty kind to us, regardless of a few cold fronts here and there and the unexpected downpours of rain every now and then, it has also been extremely hot... I guess it’s like they say, from one extreme to the next!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Home away from home!

By Megan Nevett

Trying to decide what to say and what topic to choose to write about, I find myself thinking back on all the absolutely incredible memories I have made, places I've seen and people I've met. It’s here, The good byes, the "I'll see you soon" and some "I’m so glad that's over with". The next chapter is approaching... And fast. It is scary to think that it's just been a few months since I first arrived, fresh from South Africa and not knowing anyone here. Now I have made friends who feel like family and I live in a place that I now call home.

Don't get me wrong, there have been plenty of downs, with tears and bad days, feeling home sick. However those days fade faster than they arrive and all is forgotten when you are surrounded by friends laughing and joking about something only you will understand.

You have nights where you stop, take a step back and thank your lucky stars that you met such amazing people. The team you work with become your family and we have each other’s back. We fight and argue, moan and get annoyed by each other, yet we support and love one another and we forgive and forget. Just like family, there is an incredible bond that forms and unites us, something I can try to explain but only once you experience it for yourself will you truly understand it.

The places I've seen, the crazy nights I've had, the difficult mornings, the wild adventures, the great people, the mistakes, the lessons and the freedom... the memories I will never forget. West Palm Beach, you have been good to me. I can't believe how fast the time has gone.

Time truly does fly, when you are having fun, right?

It’s time for the next chapter in Boston. Pine Brook Country Club, see you soon!