I think this is the happiest smile I’ve ever seen. A smile of fulfilment, of achievement and of complete joy.
The smile belongs to Sally and the occasion is the birth of her first child, Florence. Unlike most newborn babies, Florence really is beautiful.
For the last three years Sally has worked tirelessly using her talents to the full in (amongst other duties) overseeing a huge improvement programme at my hotels and, most recently the complete redevelopment of the Sawrey Hotel, which is run by her husband Dan. Now her life belongs to Florence and I will feel privileged to share a piece of it when she comes back to work.