Home to find the inbox full of offers from East Coast hotels saying they are now open for business or are about to re-open. Despite the stories about inflation the prices still seem to be reasonable - by US standards. Most of the e-mails suggest that daily sheet and towel changing is optional. This is put down to 'Managements emphasis on Covid hygiene ' but Angus can't help but feel that it's a cost cutting exercise. The removal of check in staff and their replacement by a touch screen option is frequently highlighted as an 'enhanced hygiene option'.
The little hotel by the sea also had measures in place to deal with Covid . The breakfast room was set up so that no more than 4 guests could be in there at a time. It had also cut back the number of guests who could stay from a maximum of six to .... guess what ? ..... four.
It must be an age thing but French plumbing has become a fall back topic of conversation. In the little sea side hotel the bath was a strange granite and pine affair. No matter what levers you pulled a jet of scorching hot water would emerge from both the shower and the taps. The dimension of the bath also meant that you had to be at least nine feet tall to step comfortably over the extra wide bath surround. Angus wonders if the stove, placed alarmingly close to the bath tub, might be a danger for jet lagged or slightly tipsy bathers.
After the excitement of her trip Sophie has spent all day sleeping. In fact she's been sleeping so deeply that we've been checking up on her breathing. She is exhausted. Despite a thorough grooming there is still sand in her coat.
Here in the village it was the second round of the voting in the regional elections. Turnout was low but the centre right candidate got two thirds of the vote. The Presidents party came second. The even more interesting development is that the eighteen year old son of the man with anger managements was found 'canoodling' with the German builders seventeen year old daughter in the barn behind the village hall. With the court case due in a months time this Romeo and Juliet style amour has not been well received. We await an update from Madame Bay.
I'd never heard of this place :https://twitter.com/xruiztru/status/1408674051187425284