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Drove down Friday, when I stopped for lunch it was gently snowing, only a few flakes and only for a few minutes, but, none the less, snow.
Went for a good Mexican meal on Friday night, and an utterly stunning India at The Memsaab on Saturday (7 course Diwali banquet for £25), but distressingly little boozing, Saturday I only had two pints, one at the restaurant, one at the hotel.
Walked into Nottingham twice to indulge in retail therapy, found a new-to-me shop called Tiger and came away with several presents. Visited the gym/pool once in the hotel, ran up the three flights of stairs to my room several times a day and hung around in the bar with fellow fen and talked too much. Failed to make it to any program items except the art show.
Hotel staff seemed to be more crap than last year? Getting anything from the bar was excruciatingly slow.
Came home via Mum's for a surprise visit, they only live about 25 miles from Nottingham and today was Bill's birthday.

Home now, Max has not yet forgiven me, particularly as I came home with a Mog toy from Sainsbury's...
Weather is getting a bit wild and woolly again out there.

FF

Date: 2015-11-16 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surliminal.livejournal.com
Ooh Sainsburies has Mog toys!

Date: 2015-11-16 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ang-grrr.livejournal.com
I was in the Hotel Next Door but when in The Park Inn only saw two members of staff I recognised from previous years.

Date: 2015-11-16 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frostfox.livejournal.com
The bar staff were particularly poor, it could take 20 minutes to get served, when there were only three of you at the bar! Possibly why I didn't drink much over the weekend, it was too much like hard work and I am inherently lazy.
Getting a food order for a sandwich seemed particularly fraught. The staff didn't have a clue how to work the tills. Little Bethany, who wasn't old enough to serve alcohol, was the one with the most spark, I guess she was on an apprenticeship or the like. And the Aussie lass, Brittany? Worked herself to death, I hope she got paid some overtime.
The room service staff were to a (wo)man, lovely.
An hour to check in was just ridiculous, why didn't they check people in as they arrived then put keys in envelopes for them to pick up as the rooms became available? Again, the staff didn't seem to know how to use the computers.

FF

Date: 2015-11-16 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randy-byers.livejournal.com
How was the art show?

Date: 2015-11-16 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frostfox.livejournal.com
Small but perfectly formed. And there was a smashing exhibition of D. West art too.

FF

Date: 2015-11-16 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randy-byers.livejournal.com
I had gotten the impression that there was going to be a D West exhibition, and I heard that his son Graham showed up one day as well.

Date: 2015-11-17 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frostfox.livejournal.com
Graham and Hazel were both there. And the exhibit of his stuff was grand, there were original strips I hadn't seen before.

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