So, this is my very very very 1st post.
My Instagram profile mentions … “Pretend, yet wanna-be, blogger”. I’ve been wanting to blog for a long time and yes, eventually I do want to be a good blogger – for now, I’ll just PRETEND that I’m a blogger, let alone “good”. 😇
My family started in the hotel industry in the 1940s with my grandfather (who I’ve been named after) and grandmother (Khorshed) acquiring the Bristol Hotel in Karachi, which was still part of India then. The Weismann family were leaving Karachi and it seemed like an opportunity to my grandfather then…little knowing what was to lie in store for him. More on this later.
My grandfather had a great saying by William Shakespeare which he lived by –
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures” – William Shakespeare.
The Bristol hotel was just such a “tide” and opportunity.