Well this is turning into a disappointment already. Arrived in good time, weather overcast. Cold and windy. Room not as good as last year. No well stocked fridge in the room. In fact no fridge at all!. And worst of all. Terrible WiFi signal. Then on top of all this there seems to be no one in the B&B except me. Which makes it all seem very empty.
“It was gay pride at the weekend, we were really busy, but I think you’ll find it’s really quiet everywhere this week” said the proprietor. OK, thanks for that. Maybe it’ll be a little bit more chill out than I expected. I specifically booked this place because it’s a good mingling type hotel. And I’d specifically arranged a few days away because summer seemed to be here. I was wrong on both counts.
I wandered around the shops and bought a new shirt, strolled along the front and then went into Waterstones and came across a book by Paul McKenna called ‘Change your life in 7 Days’
The tag lines are
“Would you like to make more money and be more successful?”
“Would you like to have more energy and feel happier every day?”
“Would you like to start living the life of your dreams?”
The answer to all those questions is yes, obviously. So I bought it. I’m 35 pages in and he’s just waffling so far. It’s all about thinking positively instead of being negative all the time. Well that sounds like me alright. So let’s see if we can do something about it shall we?. What’s positive about my situation? Well I’m chilling out and not thinking of work. I’ve got a whole week off. And I’ve just bought a book to stop myself from being so negative. I know that’s a bit thin, but it’s thinking positive. Slightly.
At the back of the book there is a free CD and DVD. I noticed that the TV in the room had a slot to play DVDs so I thought I’d give it a go. I popped it in the hole and….nothing. Then I couldn’t get it back out again. I nearly pulled the bloody TV of the wall. Suddenly it sprung into life and started making a loud grating scraping noise. As if someone was scratching a piece of plastic with a cheese grater. It was quite loud and still it wouldn’t play or stop making a noise or come back out again. I had to flick the off switch to shut it up. When I turned it on again, nothing. I can’t get anything out of it now, it’s just stuck. Bloody hell, can anything else go wrong?. It’s now 9.15pm and it’s freezing in this room so I’m gonna have a early night. Great start to the week I don’t think.(me being positive again I note).