I’m a big fan of TripAdvisor. I always check it when booking hotels – it has a big impact on my travel plans. Of course some reviews are just ridiculous (marking a Spanish hotel down because they don’t serve chips, for example), but it’s usually a good indication of whether a place is going to meet your travel needs. Sometimes you want luxury, sometimes just a place to sleep. Things like location are usually key points I pick up on from reviews, plus breakfast quality of course!
I also love the feedback you get from TripAdvisor on your own reviews! Almost 30,000 readers. Wow!
Poor old Madonna. So many people seem to find her Brits tumble hilarious – why is that? Why are we so keen to ridicule people when something bad happens to them?
The trouble with being in the public eye is that negative moments like that can become defining. The pictures of Naomi Campbell falling on the catwalk still surface from time to time, even though that was in 1993 (yes I had to google it, and yes that makes me feel OLD!)
I was in a nightclub once, with a new boyfriend* and some friends, when I perched on the edge of a table. Turns out the table top wasn’t attached to the table legs, and I went A over T, with the table top landing on top of me. The shame!
Stupidly, later in the evening, I did exactly the same thing again. Alcohol may have been involved.
*Said boyfriend later became husband, so no lasting harm was done, although we do still mention it from time to time!
Well done to Madge for styling it out, and being the consummate professional she is.
I’ve been thinking of starting a blog for a while. A meander round my thoughts and interests. But something else always took priority.
And then I got made redundant.
But its all OK. The world didn’t stop turning. I didn’t have a panic attack.
But I did take action! Online action.
This first post is nothing to do with how things will look from here on in. But that’s the background. If nothing else, I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands!
Happy reading. x