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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:48

We wondered about just going home Forester but the party continued this morning and we had to be there for breakfast. The lack of it at the hotel was nothing to us but it was advertised as included. I shall be complaining properly, I've become a bit of an activist in my old age


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:44

Hi Dove, 

Clothes already to the wash. I have a friend in pest control, whe deals with bedbugs . She says there's a smell to a place with bed bugs, didn't smell anything unusual.

It's a member of a group, some of which are said to be not bad. I'll go there and Trading Standards, that's the name I couldn't bring to mind.

I've given them a suitable review on Trip (or similar)

We survived the night and the party was good. We met up with people I haven't seen for years. Much good cheer and catching up. They are look much older, I don't think I do.


Posted: 03/11/2013 at 17:16

Hi all, just had a night in the worst hotel in the country.

Didn't expect a lot given the price but it was next door to the party venue so several of us booked in.

We got;

A freezing cold room with non functioning radiator. Complaints produced a fan heater. Not all the rooms were cold, some had banging radiators.  With our fan heater we probably got the best deal

One ancient, thin, umpleasant looking blanket

Mattress with lumpy springs on one side and a hole big enough to fall in on the other. 

A TV wobbling on its stand with no way of re-tuning from a few unidentified stations.

A hairdryer with exposed wires

A kettle plugged in to a floor level so with a lead not long enough to reach the surface it was on.

Pretty grubby over all

A few instant coffee sachets, 2 saucers and one cup

Wifi throughout?  advertised on website. no chance

Continental breakfast included, no sign of that or any place it might come from. But by this time what we wanted was out not another excuse so we didn't ask.

Some of these issues are H&S,  all not fit for purpose. Any idea where I start for an official complaint, other than the hotel itself, the proprietors won't be interested in changing anything.




Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 23:27

Gardens change all the time. The changes happen very quickly. We'll have to be careful we'd don't get too 'treed' to the exclusion of other habitats. The meadow is already much reduced in size and sun.


Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:40

Nobody told my holly. Perhaps it's not a Mast year for holly. Hawthorn and berberis are good. and the squirrel is spending a lot of time up and down one oak in particular

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:19

Nor in my garden oldchippy. I never have that many, wrong proportion of males and females perhaps, but this year is worse than usual. 

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:00

No, get them in there.  Bulbs have been planted much later than this.

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:58

Plants and animals react to what has been, not what will be. All the 'signs' are in our heads

Any Ideas Please...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:46

The shape and arrangement of leaves is quite distinctive for the skimmia.

For the abelia it's the shiny leaves and their shape and the shape of the flowers

what is it

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:42

What do you do to it to make it smell that unappetising?

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