Health

My health had been up and down for a few months. My sprained ankle has still not healed properly and along with the earlier fracture of my other ankle I seem to have 2 constantly swollen ankles

My BP seems to have been behaving apart from our return from holiday while queuing to get through immigration on our return to Manchester, I stood too long as there was a massive queue and bang I could feel myself fainting. I quickly ducked under the barriers with the help of a security guard, found somewhere to sit and he let us wait until the queue had completely gone and helped me get to the passport control if only the lady looking at the passport could be as helpful oh no she was in jobsworth mode and kept telling me to stand still 😦

Anyway I survived it …..

Tropic Park Hotel Malgrat De Mar

We booked this 4* hotel for our holiday and upgraded to a Premier Room. There was some mix up at the Airport and we couldn’t get off our plane for nearly an hour so consequently it was the early hours of the morning when we arrived at our hotel tired hungry and thirsty.

The room we were allocated was not a Premier Room the lady on the desk spoke little English and just told us to come back at 8am when she had gone home. We should have had a welcome gift in our room consisting of a drink and fruit but of course there was nothing there.

We went to the reception the next day and still could not get our room to cut a long story short it was the 3 red day of our holiday before we were moved and before we actually unpacked our cases 😦

The room we were then allocated was no better, the whole room stunk of cigarette smoke , the bed the sheets the wall the chairs the curtains absolutely everywhere. I noticed that the rooms had no smoke alarms which was very worrying

The air conditioning in the room only blew out HOT air.

The restaurant wasn’t too bad and catered for all tastes but some of the meat was very pink and a few people seemed to pick up a big whilst we were there. Thankfully we were both alright.

We were all inclusive in the hotel but on the day of departure we left at 18.15 hours we were not allowed any all inclusive after 10.30am …. never had we had this in any other hotel

We received no apology from the hotel regarding the room , but the holiday company did give us some compensation on return for what we had experience. I would never return to this hotel despite the fact that recently they have had some better reviews

It’s been a long time….

And it’s been a very hot summer so far and so much has happened and where do I begin.

We went on holiday the 6th May to Spain and it rained nearly every day it was freezing cold , warmer back in the UK than where we were. We had problems with our hotel I will deal with that in another post.

I have recently found out my daughter mummytodex is having another baby , she is due 21st December think I knew almost as soon as she did ( although not officially) I have this knack of looking at people and knowing when they are pregnant I see something in their face

We have been so busy the last few months so much going on and so many concerts or should I say absolutely amazing concerts

The mist and rain when were in Spain and the weather map showing all the storms over Europe

TV Review Troy : Fall of a City

This is an 8 part series showed on BBC and currently available on IPlayer. I can’t bear watching these series for 8 consecutive weeks so we record on the Sky* and then binge watch so we finished this in 3 nights. The acting was very good and the filming locations showed some great scenery.

I recommend having a look if your interested in Greek Myths

Do you ever……………………?

Block people on, social media for whatever reason. I had a colleague I worked with , to say she was in Walter Mitty land is an understatement, I got fed up of all the stories on facebook day in day out, tbh you’d have had to be wonder woman to achieve all the things in a day. So I removed her from my social media account, a few days later I noticed some other friends were talking to themselves then I saw they mentioned a name, turns out the person I removed from my account then blocked me?? Whats that about?

With my privacy options on my social media all my postings are friends only so I feel no need to block people………………..what reasons do you have for blocking people???

I understand if someone is stalking you etc

Another strange thing, the manager that sacked me from my job follows me on social media…………what is that all about? Worried about the repercussions of sacking a disabled person, worried that it’s going to come back and bite them??

Who knows?

Review of Hilton Metropole Hotel Birmingham

The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham is an ideal place to stay for concerts in the Genting Arena. It’s about a 5-minute walk through the back of the hotel around the Lake to the Genting Entrance, even with my walking issues, which were even worse when we stayed there because I was on crutches I managed the walk with frequent sit downs on the many benches available.

When you arrive at Birmingham International Railway Station (as we travelled by train) there is a Freephone by the Subway Food Outlet straight to the Hilton to let them know you have arrived and a courtesy bus takes you from the station to the hotel.

You can download the Hilton app and check in on this before you get to the Hotel even down to picking your own room on the App and choice of beds whether you want 2 single or a double queen or king, you also get the option to upgrade when you check in.

We did Room only and this cost us £72 for the night a bargain I feel

We ate a meal there before the concert which was very enjoyable and on return from the concert to the hotel there were Chips in a basket and Bacon Rolls available to purchase

Check in was after 3 pm and Check out was 12 midday which meant we could have a nice lie in

I would probably suggest picking a room at the back of the hotel as there is rather a large car park at the front and people coming and going although this didn’t really disturb us but we thought it might have been better for us to have a view of the Pendigo Lake