The déjà vu moment came when I realised Sarah’s treatment room was the very one that I had written about in my weekly column when Ruth invited the lovely Jeanne Argent (nee Gentry) to visit. Jeanne had lived at the cottage as a child and had actually been born in that very room in the 1920s. Although it’s twelve years since we and local media had gathered with champagne and lovely food, together with Derek, Jeanne’s late husband, and Billericay Town Crier, Jim Shrubb, Jeanne was delighted when I phoned her yesterday, bringing her up to date.
So, lots of love from Jeanne to Ruth, Roger and Coral, her new business partner and the team for keeping that beautiful 200-year-old Spa Cottage in superb condition as well as the very best in beauty treatment and care. As I mentioned at the time, this is a venture that will go from strength to strength.