Touched by an angel
There are times in our lives when we've ex-perienced something special.
A helping hand when we were down and out, a caring touch when in distress
and a shoulder to cry on when it seemed like no one cared. Maybe even a
miraculous escape from sudden danger. Sometimes this special 'help' comes
from the most unexpected sources. Sometimes it's like a hidden hand that
reached out to you, sometimes it was a voice from within telling you the
correct thing to do or it was help from the most unexpected person. But
whatever it was, it felt like you'd been 'touched by an angel'. This Christmas,
as we try to share the spirit of caring, tell us your experiences of how
your life was 'touched by an angel'. Write in and share that special experience
that enriched and changed your life. The winning entries will have a very
special prize to look forward to. A weekend for two (Saturday / Sunday)
at that very beautiful theme hotel in the hills, The Tea Factory Hotel,
Kandapola. It's an experience you won't forget.
Your contributions should be no more than 300 words and should be sent
"Touched by an Angel'
C/o The Sunday Times Mirror Magazine,
No. 8, Hunupitiya Cross Rd,
The closing date for entries is December 18, so hurry.
Panoramic, luxurious, and romantic
Experience the mystery and romance of the Tea Factory Hotel, Kandapola
where you can have a cool and comfortable holiday, this festive season.
The hotel is luxuriously equipped and its romantic setting amidst a tea
plantation makes it the perfect place to unwind. Your days can be spent
taking long walks hand in hand or driving around the panoramic region.
It's sheer relaxation with all the festive fun thrown in. Just enjoy four-star
comfort and seven-star surroundings, where nature is at its best, in this
traditional plantation where development has not overtaken the normal life
style, where natural beauty is preserved.
For nature lovers, undiscovered spots of beauty where generations of
British planters have roamed are there to be explored. Sorry, no hunting
trips allowed, though. Do not forget to equip yourself with binos and cameras
for an unforgettable journey through the past, walking along horse tracks
on the plantation which is located at 6800 feet above sea level. If you'd
like to experience life in a remote hamlet which is located 1 1/2 hours
away from the hotel, it is a half-day outing to Kurawatte village, in Uva
Paranagama. Or you can climb Denmark hill, another view point or Hethersett
plantation in the reserve.
For the adventure seekers, trek to Mahakudugala mountain peak which
is located in High Forest estate. A visit to the Kurundu Oya falls is a
must. The Tea Factory, is also "THE TEA HOTEL".
This hotel blends with the traditional Hethersett plantation which continuously
produced some of the best Ceylon tea for some 50 years. The hotel is situated
in a lush green 25-acre tea plantation and also has on its premises a micro
tea factory. All guests in the hotel and visitors are invited to see how
quality tea is being made and the entire manufacturing procedure will be
explained by a supervisor who had been working in this same plantation
for many years.
So make your holiday exciting and memorable this season.