Happy New Year 2015
Firstly: thank you for your support last year.
Despite Thailand suffering an alleged drop of 20% in tourism numbers, we managed a 6% increase in sales. A pretty decent result i think, and thanks for all your loyalty.
Quite what this year will bring: i can only hazard a few guesses:
The world continues its upward spiral of indebtedness - quite how long this can continue is beyond my understanding, but for sure chickens will ultimately come home to roost.
The Euro must surely suffer some nasty shocks this year?
Will Elvis finally leave the building? If he does, Thailand will go into a prolonged period of mourning, having an inevitable effect on its stuttering tourism sector.
Despite these negatives, we have just renewed our lease for 3 years with no rent increase! This will mean our bar prices will not rise (until/unless the government raises alcohol taxes.)
And thankfully, we have a large and loyal customer base, built up over many years, who continue to give their support. I'm just so grateful to you for that - some lovely people, many of whom i now consider as friends rather than just customers. I hope you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous year.
Now a few pics from last night. A hectic night as you can imagine, and hard to get many uncluttered shots.
And my apologies for the usual pathetic quality. One of my New Year Resolutions is to scrape some pennies together to buy a more Jimbo-proof camera.
Natty and her squeezable-looking bolt-ons
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Miss C & D, Patricia, finally got out of bed to make an appearance
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Nam next to a whale
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Nicole leading the cabaret
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A trio of lovelies
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Happy Birthday Apple, not the prettiest (or smallest) LB
you're ever going to see, but a hard working addition to the bar staff
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