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Old 15-02-2013, 18:00
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I quite like the idea of having it be 4 similar establishments each week - it's more in line with what the aim of the programme is, deciding which one is the best value for money.
I agree. It would cut down on the game playing and actually be the show that its supposed to be.

If they had 4 low budget B&B's competing against each other, then each couple would be reading from the same page so to speak. Again, with the upper end establishments, they would all be looking at similar properties to their own.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:01
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And yet she recommended Paul get good double glazing. So it's okay to suggest the others spend money
Yes she did didn't she
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:04
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I am new here but find that it is very friendly and my posts have had replies, so I do hope to continue as long as I am welcome.
Digital Spy "owns" the thread, Gill - none of us do. So you shouldn't feel that anyone has ' the power ' to make you feel unwelcome. Post away... I like your idea of a poll, btw.

The thing about the brown on loo brushes is that it's rust from the wires holding in the bristles. No amount of bleach removes that. so the only way to avoid people grumbling about it being "dirty" is to put a brand new brush in there for every guest.
Guests rarely use the loo brush. So while you do need a stock of new loo brushes for the odd occasion they do, they don't need replacing very often. When cleaning loos each day - if it is needed - I think it's easier, faster and more thorough to use robust rubber gloves and a cheap cloth which gets binned daily.

Paul took it all quite well, but doesn't do himself any favours with his "So What?" attitude afterwards.
An odd reaction, wasn't it? Don't care and petulant was how it came across to me.

He's right about the price of wood. I've a wood burning stove and have used three tonnes since Christmas at 50 a tonne.
Yes he is. Also I can well believe that changeover effort is far greater than it would be for a room in the house - the amount of insect life that makes its way in would be a pain and time-consuming to get rid of. Also, it's probably necessary to lug vacuum cleaners, baskets of cleaning kit etc to the yurt... and was there electricity? Don't think so...

No. Katie's hat leaves a lot to be desired.
I quite liked it! And it suited her. But I love hats...
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:04
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i didn't think i was gonna like Paul at the start of the week,,but he is actually a nice enough bloke
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:06
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Still don't like their hats tho!
They were a very strange hat wearing couple

(the hats were strange not the couple)
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:07
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I know - he's just my type. Nice looking and lovely personality. If only he wasn't one of them 'straights'
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:08
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And yet she recommended Paul get good double glazing. So it's okay to suggest the others spend money
haha at the cheek of her, 'I can't afford a lick of paint etc but why don't you get your whole property double-glazed'

Paul is funny, 'couldn't care less, don't give a damn' attitude

and hooray I just saw Saida's amazing patchwork, flying suit again
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:08
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i didn't think i was gonna like Paul at the start of the week,,but he is actually a nice enough bloke
I think it would be fun to stay at his
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:10
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Brilliant post. Says it all really (and/or wee-arly).
Thank you kindly. My only regret was that I couldn't fit in a reference to pee-r pressure.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:13
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Saida came over as rather humourless and scarily vindictive tonight. I don't know why Veronica feels the need to protect her. She is probably armed.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:15
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Saida came over as rather humourless and scarily vindictive tonight. I don't know why Veronica feels the need to protect her. She is probably armed.
I really cant see those two as a couple.....to me, they're very mismatched.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:15
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I really cant see those two as a couple.....to me, they're very mismatched.
I know!
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:16
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Do any of you know Paul Foot the "comedian"? Paul could be his dad.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:18
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Do any of you know Paul Foot the "comedian"? Paul could be his dad.
I've googled him:

http://images.search.conduit.com/sea...e=1&CUI=SB_CUI
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:22
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Saida came over as rather humourless and scarily vindictive tonight. I don't know why Veronica feels the need to protect her. She is probably armed.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:26
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6.20 for an hours cleaning at minimum wage, cheeky mare

Great result, well done to Ben & Kate and Paul too
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:28
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They were a very strange hat wearing couple

(the hats were strange not the couple)
Just felt they didn't suit them and they should've been on other people (if that makes sense!)
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:29
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Do any of you know Paul Foot the "comedian"? Paul could be his dad.
Lol they could have a heated debate re mullet -v-curls & bow tie -v- tie
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:33
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Guests rarely use the loo brush. So while you do need a stock of new loo brushes for the odd occasion they do, they don't need replacing very often. When cleaning loos each day - if it is needed - I think it's easier, faster and more thorough to use robust rubber gloves and a cheap cloth which gets binned daily.
Is that as gross as it sounds? I can see, however, that it's a practical option.

As a matter of interest, Normandie, how much did you know before embarking on B&B (& D)? You've made the point - and FIAB reinforces it - that too many people simply try to transfer home making skills to what is essentially a business project. Did you learn as you went along, or did you do something similar beforehand? The pedantry of some of our FIAB 'guests' plus the hard work needed has demolished any thoughts I may have had myself of being a B&B host.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:34
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I am quite glad this is over, there were several remarks made regarding feedback critiques which were the same as they made themselves about others, so if they didnt like receiving it, they shouldnt have made the same remarks, re road noise, decor, cleanliness.

Hopefully, they will all learn a lesson, Paul thinks he knows the lot so not much hope there, the young couple must give full information at booking for people using the yurt or he will get future complaints and the others must up their game re decor and cleanliness for Helen.

People are different, how people dress is personal to them, young people will not like the older manner of dressing and vice versa, but it shouldnt be a stick to beat anyone with, the main option is the actual stay and enjoyment of being in someones establishment.

The toilet brush-gate wouldnt be a problem with the toilet brush holder with disposable replacements.

On to the next..........................
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:34
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I wish I could find a cleaner for 6.20 an hour. Mine charges a tenner an hour.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:36
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Well, talk about an anti-climax!

I'm happy enough with the result, the place that won was lovely and my own personal favourite came second! The only thing I would change is that Veronica and Saida should have come last, I didn't like their hotel and I liked them even less! Veronica's voice sounds so condescending and annoying, I just could never see myself booking into their hotel, absolutely nothing about the place appealed in the slightest to me, and after seeing how insulting and conniving in their underpayments tonight, my mind is not qbout to be changed anytime soon!

Tonight's show was all a bit meh to honest!
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:38
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I wish I could find a cleaner for 6.20 an hour. Mine charges a tenner an hour.
That's a very good point. And who can find a cleaner to employ for a one off single hour? And why the assumption that Helen would only pay minimum wage?

Is this the lowest ever payment on B&B, or has anyone ever refused to pay a penny (Now, now. That says pay a penny, not spend one)
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:41
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Well, talk about an anti-climax!

I'm happy enough with the result, the place that won was lovely and my own personal favourite came second! The only thing I would change is that Veronica and Saida should have come last, I didn't like their hotel and I liked them even less! Veronica's voice sounds so condescending and annoying, I just could never see myself booking into their hotel, absolutely nothing about the place appealed in the slightest to me, and after seeing how insulting and conniving in their underpayments tonight, my mind is not qbout to be changed anytime soon!

Tonight's show was all a bit meh to honest!
quite agree, all that hype and did end up a bit meh
I wouldn't mind trying the Lebanese restaurant, some of that food looked yummy but I wouldn't want to stay there
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:41
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The toilet brush-gate wouldnt be a problem with the toilet brush holder with disposable replacements.
I've bought perfectly serviceable toilet-brushes for 50p each, in shops such as Wilko's etc. If I was cleaning all the rooms in a B&B I would keep a separate toilet brush for doing the daily cleaning, rather than use the one in the rooms. That way, the brush in each room can stay pristine.
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