Bournemouth

So, I’ve spent the last few days in Bournemouth, being all political. (seriously, though, watch Tim Farron’s speech. It’s brilliant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVlL9vM_6MA )

But even being political couldn’t stop my inner interior designer from thinking and spotting things! I’ll save the hotel we stayed in for a separate post, as it had made a real effort with the design, and just put together some of the other highlights here…

What a lovely chest - holding cleaning equipment and plastic forks! And those tiles and wall are rather good too

What a lovely chest – holding cleaning equipment and plastic forks! And those tiles and wall are rather good too

A chippy - the glammest and prettiest I ever saw!

A chippy – the glammest and prettiest I ever saw!

Well, it was the seaside, the weather was good….we went and had a fish and chip dinner one night. The Harry Ramsden on the beach was beautiful – chandeliers, lovely furniture, those tiles…. just pretty!

A strange, double vertical ceiling fan.

A strange, double vertical ceiling fan.

In one of the hotels, I attended an event which was kept cool by this rather fabulous fan. So unusual and eye catching and, critically, effective too. The rest of the room was nice too, though not as dramatic as that fan!

Shiny....

Shiny….

See – pretty (I love chandeliers), but not as impressive as the fan (I tried not to take pictures of random people, so have relatively few of walls etc. Besides, they were largely covered in think tank banners)

But for every glorious view and chandelier, there’s a downside. And for me it came from THIS carpet.

Isn't it hideous?

Isn’t it hideous?

It was actually even worse than the photo suggests as there was just so much of it to offend the eye…And, this was in a Marriott! Which I expected to have understated elegance…

Anyway, the next post about our hotel will be different….

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