Category Archives: Hanover House B&B Activities

Events and activities directly related to the Hanover House B&B business.

Another Titanic Experience

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI thought I had explored all my ‘Titanic’ links this year following a series of related blogs earlier. However during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics I have had several reminders, one of which of course was RMS Titanic’s sister … Continue reading

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The Olympic Fallout

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEconomic ‘fallout’ from the London 2012 Olympics – currently underway and in themselves a roaring success – seems to be widespread across the country, some of it negative. BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ consumer affairs programme fronted by¬†Winifred … Continue reading

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Empires Good and Bad

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsDesert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 had the probably left-wing Simon McBurney, actor writer and director hosted by Kirsty Young who, when discussing his award of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) a few years ago, had … Continue reading

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Workless or Workshy?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Government’s current campaign to get more people into work by reducing benefits is often met with cries of ‘what jobs?’ however today’s employment figures showing a drop in unemployment to just under 2.4 million, but an increase in … Continue reading

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A Yorkist Au-Revoir on St Swithun’s Day

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsVeronica and I are the ‘newcomers’ in the former York Terrace (now only a small part of the rather more boring St George’s Road), having arrived at Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org) in January 2007. It is quite evident that the … Continue reading

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The Railway Children – Changing Times

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsFollowing on from my previous blog ‘The Bottom Line’, which only had a slight railway connection, railways linked two elements that came together for me yesterday. One was an event that I saw was to be staged in Cheltenham … Continue reading

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A Gloucestershire Rococo Aesthetic Experience

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics‘Rococo‘ is a word that we occasionally come across but probably don’t understand too well. It came up in the last couple of days, when between spells of our appalling summer weather and batches of guests to Hanover House … Continue reading

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Getting the Bird

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsBirds seem to keep cropping up recently around here. We currently have a flock of seagulls (or landgulls) wheeling and squawking around Bayshill, many with young. In the kitchen of Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) we often get amplified conversational … Continue reading

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On Line Booking At Last

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) now has an online booking system functioning through its website. We have gone with Queensborough’s ‘Q-Book’ system, which is ideally suited to small business like us, (used by a number of other Cheltenham Hospitality … Continue reading

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Subjective Advice on Xenophobia?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics As previously blogged, we have had reservations about Trip Advisor and the way it has been used as a tool by disreputable sections of business and the public to manipulate good or bad publicity for all sorts of … Continue reading

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