It’s Sunday, October 1st and we’re much more relaxed than we were yesterday.
I booked us in originally for the Blair Victoria Hotel via amoma.com …. Which I was directed to from Hotels.com. Two nights for £116.47. We arrived after travelling all morning, couldn’t check in till 2pm so we put down our bags and then went to find food; we checked in at 2.30pm ish and crashed on the bed.
Woke an hour ish later and had a good look around…. And were pretty horrified.
This is the bottom of the door to the en suite. I actually slipped while trying to shower because there was no non-slip flooring and then the water pressure messed up meaning hot/cold and back again. So we gave up on that…
Also i dont want water from this to touch me…. Ever.
The above is the extractor fan in the bathroom.
So we complained and we were moved from floor 3, room 26 (6 sets of stairs btw!) To room 40 in the basement. It was bigger with a better bathroom. Upon closer inspection however….
Black Mould incoming. The beds were damp and we couldn’t have the window open or all we could smell was an overflow pipe.
We spent a good four hours trying to find another room, thankfully MIL is amazing and got us into a new hotel at very short notice.
The stupid thing is that the owners of the previous hotel KNOW about the problems they have because they’re “planning a refit next year”.
I’m now gonna have to fight to get a refund from the place i booked it through (who are saying i have to go through my travel agent…..).
Maybe Judge Rinder could help? 😂
OH ALMOST FORGOT!! The Blair Victoria is 2 stars…. The Collier’s Hotel, that we are now in (who are AMAZING) are a 1 star hotel and are SO MUCH BETTER. I swear this is what it feels like to be in The Ritz.
I want to preface this blog post with some notes.
- I won’t be naming names. If you read this and know exactly who I’m referencing, I politely ask you don’t comment/tweet with their name.
- I had receipts on my browser and now I have to re-find them because everything crashed and I had to restore the factory settings – as I find them again, I will add them.
- When I refer to this person’s fandom; I mean it as a generalisation and not a “everyone in the fandom is like this!” I have friends in the fandom and they’ve been great with explaining certain things and even greater and understanding the POV from others.
- This YT-er’s fan base is quite young; MOSTLY early to mid teens. This is important to remember.
- I DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, believe that this YT-er is a paedophile. I AM NOT accusing them of that offence.
Read on after the jump for more.
Continue reading Problematic Fave & Their Fan-Base
This blog may upset and/or offend. Idgaf.
It’s my Gran’s funeral on Friday… and I don’t want to go. I don’t feel the need or the point. However, I have no choice.
Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
I’ve wrote, deleted and re-wrote this so many times because, nothing seems to do my Gran any justice.
I always found it strange how people would say when someone dies they suddenly turn in to a saint.
Continue reading Remembering
I have considered myself a firm member of the body positive community for a rather long time. I underatand where it came from, how it started and why it was needed.
The rest of this post is going to talk about and weight loss so there’s your content warning and here is the jump…
Continue reading The Dark Side of BoPo Community – Elitists
I meant to do this much sooner than I have; however I wanted to get it all written out, or at least my thoughts written down so I knew where I was gonna go with this.
I figured the best way was to just go point by point of a tumblr post (surprise surprise), that meant well but is actually quite problematic for many.
So here is the post….
And after the jump we’ll go through it together.
- I also wish to note that this whole post refers to penis-in-vagina intercourse.
Continue reading The First Time… #SexBlog
…..Songs that hold meaning to me.
Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5
In times of stress, depression, anxiety, elation, indifference, angst…. All the time… We turn to music for different reasons. We all have “those songs” that are playlisted for specific emotions and/or experiences. It’s one of the great things about music…. It speaks for us when we can’t find the words. It brings us together; bonds us and can make us family.
So I would like to share with you some of my Top Fives…. Of various different kinds. This one is all about the five songs (in no specific order) that hold a lot of meaning to me.
I’d really love it if you would give them a listen if you haven’t already and share your own favourites in the comments section.
Continue reading My Top 5…. [[Part 1]]
I was gonna add the following to my original post on the subject; however after re-reading a few times and gaining a much better understanding (Esp from a trans perspective), I felt it needed an entire new post to itself; and I know you will agree.
I want to thank Twitter user @andrearitsu for kindly giving me permission to copy/paste their entire Twitter thread on the subject.
Continue reading Does Preference = Transphobia (Pt2) #LGBTQIA
Now I know for an absolute fact, there are people out there who will read this and laugh, maybe tell me I’m taking things “too seriously” or I’m “looking into things too much” – That’s fine; fun fact is I like to read between the lines and outside the box and a small clip that showed up on my twitter TL, smacked me in the face with a very real thought – it’s specifically about one particular cartoon. Yes you read that right, cartoon.
Curious? then read on!
TW: Sexual Harassment/Abuse
Continue reading Conditioned to Accept Predatory Behaviour?
I can’t say too much right now as i’m still working this out….
I’m putting out feelers to anyone who has been on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents (either the teens or the parents) and any parents who would consider the show or doing something similar to the show, but in private.
1) All details provided by you will be kept completely confidential. I will change names without issue or completely omit names if you so wish.
2) I’m looking for both the good outcomes and the bad. I’d like a wide range of experiences if at all possible to put forward with my own thoughts.
3) THIS IS UNPAID. I’m sorry, I simply cannot afford to pay you for your experiences. I am a small blog only.
If you’re intrigued and interested in helping me out with this piece please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “SS&SP Blog”.
As yet, there is no deadline.
Thank you in advance.