Last Wednesday I was standing in Piccadily Circus at midnight with hoards of people around me. The bars/coffee shops & restaurants were all open and buzzing. The pavements were full of people moving with purpose….
Now I live in Cumbria where you struggle to find a restaurant open after 8pm.
So I began reflecting on how different the world of London is to Carlisle.
So here’s what I love about Cumbria…..
Here’s what I love about London
So where would I really like to live…..
Tues/Wed/Thurs – London
Fri – Mon – Cumbria
so why can’t us Brits run B&B’s ( bed & breakfasts) properly
Yep sorry but this is a rant…..
I stayed in a B&B last night in Bath, great city but what a rubbish B&B. The website made the place look great, but talk about over promise and under deliver! The room was tiny, the shower nonexistent, the walls paper-thin, the owner preferred not to take credit cards… the list of disappointments goes on and on.
I stay in a lot of hotels with work, not expensive ones, the regular budget chains, so not luxurious, but consistant, clean and good for business travellers. So when I had to go to Bath on a last minute visit, I couldn’t get into one of these hotels, so I booked for the same sort of price, a B&B. It was like going back 20 years, I half expected Basil Fawlty to walk out…( OK that was a hotel but you can see where I’m going).
So why can’t we do excellence as standard. When I travel to the US, they have a completely different view. Their start point is excellence as standard (which more often than not they are) rather than making you feel like you’ve an unwanted interruption .
Sorry rant over…am home now. with family who do make me feel wanted.