Stirling, Scotland, UK. 30th April 2012.
A rare set of events has led me to be writing this blog post whilst actually sat in the room in which I’m writing about and not 2 weeks later sat in my bedroom with only half memories of the hotel in question. Firstly getting to the hotel in reasonable time, secondly a decent free WiFi connection and thirdly I remembered my camera!
The view is mostly an obstructed one, with a large Scot’s pine placed right in the centre of the window. The lawn is well kept, as is the fence surrounding the hotel grounds. But I can hear say: “I don’t care about the lawn! What the hell is that on the window ledge?!” Well let me try and clear it up for you.
It is in fact a pot that used to contain Fizzy Cola Bottles distributed by the good people at Tubz. On the side of their cylindrical tube of sugary goodness they ask “What’s in yours?” a question that on the face of it seems pointless; it tells you right there on the top, also what sort of haphazard confectionery company is this that doesn’t know what they’re packaging… But in this case the question is justified because I doubt they would ever guess that the answer would be “Scottish rain water”!
The redeeming feature of this room is shown in the third picture; a plug socket next to the bed! This made me a lot happier than it should but I won’t have to get out of bed to switch my alarm off in the morning like I normally do when staying in hotels.
So despite the blocked view and the strangely placed litter, I would consider this a good room!