After all the seasonal goodies and feeling full to the brim
It’s time to cut back and be sensible to look lean, slim and trim!
The shortest day has passed so now the days start to lengthen out
With 11 months to go before the reappearance of the Brussel sprout!
New Year resolutions are made with exciting new ventures planned and drawn
To balance out the dreary days and the bare branches looking sad and forlorn.
Be sure to visit Chipping Sodbury and The Moda House and let us persuade
You to enjoy the full Moda breakfast with home-made biscotti and chilli marmalade!
Tackle the notorious January blues in more ways than one
With a Jazz and Blues concert to provide a night of musical fun!
We look forward to a visit and the chance to meet our new dog, Rosie,
A young black Labrador who is proving to be both a bit dozy and a posey!
The festivities are over and it is time to settle back into the daily grind and routine
As we pack away the baubles, decorations and mistletoe, and embrace 2018!
The resolutions have been made with everyone vowing to be nothing but strict and firm
But it remains to be seen whether they are upheld or become long or short term!
It’s time to focus back on reality during this month of dark nights and grey days
But we can also get busy planning a break or two, with some special ‘get aways’!
Come to Chipping Sodbury and explore nearby Bath, Bristol and the picturesque Castle Combe
And escape from some of the January blues and the general dreariness and gloom!
At The Moda House all is warm and toasty and ready to welcome everyone for a treat and a little jolly
But be sure to bring scarves, gloves and a hat, and that all-important brolly!
Try out the new and revamped Italian and Indian restaurants for a pizza or a spicy vindaloo
And sample some local ales and home brewed gin at our local pub, The Horseshoe!
Dear December – a month where we can all look forward to spending precious time together
And snuggling down in the warmth to escape the long dark evenings and crisp frosty weather!
Chipping Sodbury is looking festive with its decorations, trees and blinking and twinkling lights,
Adding to a wonderful and colourful theme to brighten and create the mood for those dark winter nights!
Victorian Day takes place with fun and frolics for all the family firmly guaranteed
With a visit from Father Christmas, magicians and musicians performing and a sumptuous hog roast to feed!
Snow will fall, choirs will sing, and the streets will be lined with stalls stocked with chestnuts and mince pies,
Plus all sorts of sparkling seasonal goodies – a feast for your senses and eyes!
There is the Chipping Sodbury Christmas lunch plus the Vintage and Handmade Fair
And the amazing Crib Festival and workshops with special scenes to gaze at and share!
Come and stay at The Moda house and try our new marmalade made to a new more traditional recipe
And do a spot of local sightseeing as well as indulging in a little spending spree!
So as nature draws down its shutters on this year and the Christmas phenomenon kicks in
We wish everyone a happy and healthy time with friends, loved ones and next of kin!
It’s that time once again for the fireworks to light up the night sky
With the silver sparklers whirring round, and the fiery flames reaching up high!
The darker autumn evenings are starting to feel crisp, clear and cool
And on the ground the gold, red and brown leaves create a colourful and crunchy whirlpool!
As usual there is plenty going on in Chipping Sodbury and the local neighbourhood
From concerts to Fayre’s, and even a 1940’s Sweetheart Ball to recreate the vintage mood!
On Remembrance Sunday the Sodbury Slog will get underway yet again
Over a scenic and hilly route with muddy, wet and super challenging terrain!
At the Moda House a new wireless fire system has been installed and updated
With wiring and detectors removed that were obsolete and antiquated!
Once the fireworks have fizzled out the countdown to Christmas will commence
With heaps of pop up shops appearing just adding to temptation and more expense!
So come for a visit and jolly to enjoy the Chipping Sodbury and our little hotel
And be captured by our house and its charms and full under the town’s magic spell!