Whats happening inside the Canasta Hotel

We’re so proud of our daughter, Joanne Louise Smith, graduating from UCLAN

Whoop whoop!!!

Well done PookieBum


joanne louise smith graduation

Having the best year for at least 8 years.

The weather….Brexit….state of the Euro v GBP…and to top it off Ryanair start cancelling flights willy nilly.   Brilliant!  It’s all coming together.

Might be able to get a few jobs done this winter.


Bonzo is 1 year old today so we took him to Stanley Park for a treat

We’re really thrilled that dolphins come to visit us now and again – so much so that we added one to our logo 🙂

Hope you like it!

We do get asked some strange things sometimes.  I’ll add them here when I remember them or as they occur.

This email I received tonight might make regular viewers chuckle.  Guaranteed, of course, to get another “unhelpful” comment on TA (shrugs).

I think the sender wanted a short concise answer – it probably wasn’t very helpful to her, though.





Celebrating your birthday whilst in Blackpool?   We can make any badge for your loved ones and place it in your room as an extra surprise Large ones (77mm) are only £2.40 We’d need to know a theme….unicorns, superhero etc and a message you want on it so you’ll need to email us separately. Not too […]

blackpool tower stamped on a pennyYou may have seen on the news that the Queen recently gave a new proclamation ordering the Blackpool Tower to be featured on a new silver £5 coin.

We’d like to point out that it’s not the first time the Tower has featured on UK currency.

Anyone got one of these?

Image courtesy of www.chards.co.uk

We have Carl and his extended family and friends coming to stay on Friday 4th May for the weekend.

It’s always a laugh with this bunch and karaoke will be on both nights Friday and Saturday.

You are, dear reader, cordially invited to come and join the fun.


We’ve decided not to get any artistes in this year – most of the folk last year suggested I shouldn’t bother as we all make our own fun anyway

So…we need a couple of games….

One of the games will be our version of…Mr and Mrs.   How well do you know each other?

It’ll be fun – especially once you have a jar or three down your neck!!

I just finished engraving the prizes – turned out well!!