Posts Tagged ‘ Travel ’

Whatley Manor – Near Malmesbury – Wiltshire – UK

Jul 25th, 2011 | By

Country Inns and hotels sometimes please and occasionally disappoint. I am not going to waste your time with a lengthy tome on sadness or lack, but offer a note about a place I will stay one day, in fact I would have to cancel other plans, happily, to stay at Whatley Manor. On occasion an
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In reply to Travelodge (UK) guest survey 24 April 2011

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

In reply to Travelodge guest survey 24 April 2011 Very impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at the Wymondley Travelodge…all of them. Dismayed at the submission to the fascist Health and Safety regime in the UK that means (or is your excuse perhaps??!!!) for not allowing access to the balconies at the
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Public sector inertia, Atlas shrugged in Australia, India by luxury train

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Great Inertia Sector: A whistleblower’s account of council work where staff pull six-month sickies Monday morning, it’s 10am and I’m late for work – but there’s no point hurrying because even though I should have been at my desk 30 minutes ago, I know I’ll
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J.D.Salinger, Skype, J.H. Franklin, Roosters in Hawaii, DNA assembly line, Brain gym, hotel add-on charges

Apr 5th, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Skype May Be The Biggest Winner From The Web 2.0 Era Skype does not get the respect it deserves, because eBay not only publicly admitted to overpaying for it but is making a mess of its core business. Another reason may be that Skype flies in
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Travelling by ferry to Loutro

Mar 28th, 2009 | By

I love  travelling to Loutro on theseold ferries… Somebody said: ferry travel is the most relaxing and enjoyable form of travel I agree!

10 things hotel booking websites should have

Mar 27th, 2009 | By

Original hotel descriptions (and not the hotel’s own!) Original photos (again, not just the oh-so-perfect-images the hotel provides) Clear price-list, including all taxes (show all periods,  without having to enter dates) Testimonials for the travel service/website/business Transparent about who handles the booking and who is responsible for customer satisfaction Clear, plain-english quotes and terms (without
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English gardens delight

Jun 20th, 2008 | By

West Dean gardens With a wonderful picture from England… At West Dean there is a horticultural college, lots of sheep on the hills, and of course a wonderful tearoom. Now, these tearooms are a fountain of sage wisdom, old gardeners’ tricks, elder gossip (all England’s country houses and gardens are popular with retired folk) and
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