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Old 10-01-2013, 17:29
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I hope Graham and Lisa win, not only are the most reasonable and fair but they do have the best offering (IMO) when one weighs it all up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:33
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I hope Graham and Lisa win, not only are the most reasonable and fair but they do have the best offering (IMO) when one weighs it all up.
I agree.

Scottish blokes annoy me. Although I was a little bit impressed with their place but their attitudes have now put me off.

Blackpool lady is ok but her place wasnt great great

Yurt's were ok but not really my cup of tea (again, they've compared different properties - a castle and yurts )

Therefore, Graham and Lisa, who have come across well, seem to have the nicest place (for me) this week
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:37
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Funny how you change your opinion through the week. I didn't think Lisa and Graham were really my type of people at first, but seeing the whole week so far and reading their reviews on TA, I've warmed to them so much more.

The most telling review I think was from someone who stayed for about a month after their house was flooded.
Like some of the other comments, they pointed out how welcome they were made and how nothing was too much trouble.

Regardless of experience, that seems the true mark of someone suited to the hospitality industry.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:39
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I agree with all you've said.
I'd quite like it if they changed the questions and the criteria for scoring and awarding payments.
It's similar to Come Dine With Me and May The Best House Win - it's not always the most deserving who wins, because if someone decides to deliberately undermark/pay, they manipulate the result.
I wish they would not let them read the comments until after all the visits have been made because I think it influences the judging of the later establishments unfairly.

I agree with your comment about the questions and scoring criteria too.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:40
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Funny how you change your opinion through the week. I didn't think Lisa and Graham were really my type of people at first, but seeing the whole week so far and reading their reviews on TA, I've warmed to them so much more.

The most telling review I think was from someone who stayed for about a month after their house was flooded.
Like some of the other comments, they pointed out how welcome they were made and how nothing was too much trouble.

Regardless of experience, that seems the true mark of someone suited to the hospitality industry.
I haven't been over to TA yet, but I think I'll go and browse. I would like to read that review about Lisa and Graham, I think they have come across as really sincere.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:48
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12 for the breakfast hamper for two people I think.

I think it's just Jo on her own from now on?
I thought they were talking about the cooked breakfast they had to make themselves.

So many spelling mistakes on that website.

Tsk.
The word "Tarriffs" hits you straight away!
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:56
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I wish they would not let them read the comments until after all the visits have been made because I think it influences the judging of the later establishments unfairly.

I agree with your comment about the questions and scoring criteria too.
Yes, especially when like Jo they guess the wrong people have written a poor review!
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:04
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Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

I hope Graham and Lisa win, not only are the most reasonable and fair but they do have the best offering (IMO) when one weighs it all up.
Funny how you change your opinion through the week. I didn't think Lisa and Graham were really my type of people at first, but seeing the whole week so far and reading their reviews on TA, I've warmed to them so much more.

The most telling review I think was from someone who stayed for about a month after their house was flooded.
Like some of the other comments, they pointed out how welcome they were made and how nothing was too much trouble.

Regardless of experience, that seems the true mark of someone suited to the hospitality industry.

Agree with both the above. On Monday I made a rash, negative judgement. But now I think they are probably the best of the four.

Yes, especially when like Jo they guess the wrong people have written a poor review!
Yeah. I don't remember this happening before. And now twice in one week!
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:05
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Oh good. Ben's rather handsome
Glamping wouldn't be my first choice of holiday, but if the rather hunky Ben was to keep me warm at night I'd definitely be willing to give it a go!
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:09
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I thought they were talking about the cooked breakfast they had to make themselves.
The same thing habby, it was 12 for the hamper of ingredients, the sausage, mushrooms, milk and everything else in those little trugs they showed you
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:30
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Jo is letting her resentment of Ben and Ceri influence her and make her difficult and demanding , that's a shame because, as we know, she is wrong about them.

I wouldnt choose glamping but that's a great set up they have there for people who do like the idea.
I think difficult and demanding is her default position.
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:32
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They really should have a field kitchen and cook for their guests.
Exactly right. It's a bit bizarre, I think, to expect people to cook their own brekkie in their tent or on a fire outside.

The odd thing about the boys' tents is the tents seem really spacious but all there seems to be is the bed... and a table... or maybe I wasn't very observant. I'd expect a couple of comfy chairs or a sofa too, near the wb stove... and that's the other thing about these tents... I like a window - there aren't any. And I want a loo which doesn't require a hike up the field last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Or more often if one is... urinarily challenged.

I also want a room with a view (a nice view!) when I'm away and glamping without the guarantee of good weather is never going to do it for me... and the cost of brekkie should be included unless the rates are rock bottom... and the boys' tent rates aren't that.

All this really means, of course, is I'm not a glamp owner's target market.


+++ The chickpee comment was inspired.
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:34
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The chickpee comment was inspired.
We should reward that comment with an award....perhaps we should draw up a list of awards at the end of the series (both to posters and people appearing on the show!)
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:37
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Just watched on 4OD and I so agree I was ready to dimiss Graham and Lisa but they have come across as the most open and generous and really good hosts. Frankly Mr Perfect Chick has developed an obnoxious side and Jason - I , like Ben dislike people who can't say please. Jo is a bit defensive and she has no need to as like many Blackpool land ladies she provides very good value. This is why I wish they would judge the B&Bs properly not just on personal likes and dislike but on the correct criteria..is this a good place to stay in Blackpool is I was visiting there ...not I never would go there? Is it good value? If I wanted a more luxurious Scottish weeked, if I was a business or IT customer..If I wanted to glamp this would be the one for me. I have an aversion to canvas now I am an old biddy but I would loved the yurt ( if the loo were nearer )but not the bell tents as that would remind me of guide-camp! It's no use putting no as you have no intention of camping, you have to imagine if that did appeal to you. Otherwise like Chic (pea)LOL and Jace you just have to game play.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:59
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Chick's getting right on my wick. Hope they don't win! Bet he's been deliberately stingy though because he's such a player.
He's a really nasty piece of work. Living proof that a turd can sprout legs and walk.
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:17
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sooooooo glad this is back on.

have been watching this all week and heard on monday that todays lads place is in worcestershire(where i am) and kept meaning to google to see where it was.......got round to it this afternoon and its 3/4 mile up the road from my house and i never even knew it was there lol
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:20
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sooooooo glad this is back on.

have been watching this all week and heard on monday that todays lads place is in worcestershire(where i am) and kept meaning to google to see where it was.......got round to it this afternoon and its 3/4 mile up the road from my house and i never even knew it was there lol
Ooh you should nip in, tell them about this thread on DS, and get them to come and post!

And say Hi to Ben for me
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:32
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Ooh you should nip in, tell them about this thread on DS, and get them to come and post!

And say Hi to Ben for me
Hehe.......I'll say hi to Ben,as I'm saying hi to Ceri lol
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:22
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I wonder how the cooked breakfast works when it rains? There have been incidences last year of people killed by BBQs being used inside so they can't use them in the tents.

Anyway 12 would be an expensive breakfast anywhere, let alone cooked by yourself on a BBQ in a field

Can't say I've been impressed with any of the glamping style outfits on this show - I camp as its dirt cheap -these places are pricier than a decent B&B with en suite ffs!
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:27
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I wonder how the cooked breakfast works when it rains? There have been incidences last year of people killed by BBQs being used inside so they can't use them in the tents.

Anyway 12 would be an expensive breakfast anywhere, let alone cooked by yourself on a BBQ in a field

Can't say I've been impressed with any of the glamping style outfits on this show - I camp as its dirt cheap -these places are pricier than a decent B&B with en suite ffs!
I always thought they charged so much in those glamping places as a form of snobbery so they don't attract the usual camping crowd. Having your breakfast cooked outside was ridiculous, surely it would be easier for them to cook it in the house and deliver it in take away trays to their tents.
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:33
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For 12 quid I could make my breakfast for about 2 months!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:00
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For 12 quid I could make my breakfast for about 2 months!
Is it 12 per person, or 12 per tent? Don't know why I'm asking really, cos glamping certainly aint for me. I like a proper room with walls, and my own facilities! But I can see the attraction for those considerably younger than me!

I think it looks good for it's market, but I'd be going into the nearest toen for brekkie rather than cook it myself outside.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:56
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Is it 12 per person, or 12 per tent? Don't know why I'm asking really, cos glamping certainly aint for me. I like a proper room with walls, and my own facilities! But I can see the attraction for those considerably younger than me!

I think it looks good for it's market, but I'd be going into the nearest toen for brekkie rather than cook it myself outside.
I'll join you there.
I think I would try a two night stopover in an old Romany caravan or shepherd's hut, but the price would have to be right, the price of breakfast would have to be included, cooked for me, and I don't think I would try glamping more than a couple of times.
I tend not to pick B&Bs which charge separately for breakfast.I'm searching for somewhere coastal to go at the end of January for a few days, possibly up to a week. Wherever I choose, it will definitely will be inside accommodation, with an ensuite bathroom (or wellie, maybe not, yuk),and central heating.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:33
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Is it just me or did it look like Jo pulled just 20 out of her envelope at the end of last nights ep?
Do you think Chick and Jason really only paid that much?
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:50
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Correct me if I have got this wrong.

Jo thought Chick and Jasons comments were from Ben & Keri. So she may have had it in for Ben & Keri when it came to payment.

Ben & Keri thought Chick and Jasons comments were from Jo, so they won't be very happy with her.

Could be fireworks tonight when they all realise Chick & Jason are the culprits!
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