Stay positive, stay safe – Ginnie Phillips, Managing Director

The Villa Agency HQ has been closed for a while now as we keep our team safe and at home but our virtual office is still alive and kicking so you can always call us or email us if you need to.

Although working from home presents its challenges, I have personally loved being close to my family at this difficult time and it has made me realise that, despite the madness and sadness in the world outside, it is possible that some good will come of this.

I feel very grateful for my garden right now and my heart goes out to those who don’t have the benefit of an outside space. I know it must be so hard to resist the temptation to go out when the weather has been so wonderful.  I will never again take this for granted and I am sure that many of us feel the same.

My family are real foodies and love going out for dinner or indulging in various ingredients to create that perfect dish but the restrictions on shopping has meant that we have been eating differently and have become more creative as a result!  We have been using up all of those tins, pulses and whatever else we can find in the back of the kitchen cupboard!    I realise that perhaps we were a bit excessive when it came to food as it was one of our great pleasures but it is possible to spend less, shop less and still eat really well.

I really miss The Villa Agency team.  I miss seeing their familiar, cheerful faces every day.  The same goes for the other people in our lives that we cannot see at the moment including family members and friends.  Thank goodness for technology though!  I have caught up with old friends and am talking to people more than perhaps I did before.  I know this goes for lots of others too.  I honestly think that this has somehow brought people together as we are unified in this horrible situation.  We are all checking on each other and making sure they are OK and that is wonderful.

So now may not be the time for booking holidays.  Our job is to look after our clients and make sure that we find the right solution for them so that they can have that well deserved holiday when the time is right.

Now is the time to dream of holidays and, when the time is right, we will be here to help you find the perfect getaway for your family.

For now, stay home, stay safe and look after your loved ones.

If anyone needs to discuss their holiday, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to look after you.

With my very best wishes

Ginnie