July 26th, 2006

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A bad rep?

The following headline is on the BBC web site today, in the 'North' section: Hotel rejects 'theft hotspot' tag

I didn't even need to look to know which particular establishment they were referring to. After all, how many such places can there be?

Crime figures from May 2005 to May 2006 show four out of five room burglaries in Liverpool hotels happened at the Adelphi in Ranelagh Place.
It's a shame, a real shame, but no surprise. We'll be there next Easter, but there's no way we're actually taking a room there - we've too many friends who have been stolen from, there.

(Edit: a single comma added.)
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Erk

"And just south of Cambridge, there's just been two inches of rain in two hours" - BBC TV weather report and forecast, a few minutes ago.

Annoyingly, this has only pushed the humidity up even further. I would have hoped that that intense a thunderstorm would have dropped the temperature, but even the half-inch hail stones didn't do that.

Oh well, we won't have to top the pond up this week.
Gro

#38 Jane Espenson (Ed.): Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers In Joss Whe

Jane Espenson (Ed.): Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers In Joss Whedon's Firefly

Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: BenBella Books (April 2005)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1932100431
Category(ies): Criticism

Collapse ) If you liked Firefly, then this is fascinating. If you didn't (or didn't encounter it), this may make you reconsider.