Monthly Archives: September 2011

Upstairs, Downstairs

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA Cameron from London (no, not that one) said ‘Thank you so much. Wonderful house, people and care. One of the best stays we’ve had, we enjoyed every detail put into our stay‘.  Traditionally and historically, ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ is … Continue reading

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By George! It’s All Mad in Cheltenham!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsGuests from Stafford said ‘Simply the best! Superb hosts, house, food. Exceeded all our expectations. Thanks Veronica and James!’  As one might guess, the blog title refers to Alan Bennett’s brilliant play ‘The Madness of George III’, the film of … Continue reading

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Coming In from the Cold

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Dr Edward Wilson – Hero of the Arctic From Kirkintilloch, Glasgow (about Hanover House) ‘Pure dead brilliant!’ Cheltenham is the proud home of the famous Arctic explorer Dr Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Robert Falcon Scott on … Continue reading

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Mayhem in Hanover

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics The Next Generation – Mayhem Half Time A comment from Chicago ‘What a wonderful place …. when are you going to write a book?‘ I think we could probably write an interesting book on many of the bizarre … Continue reading

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‘Some Corner of a Foreign Field…’

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics‘Repatriate’ – Etymological description ‘restore to own country’, from Latin repatriare – go back home. Patria = native land. The words of the title are of course taken from the soldier poet Rupert Brooke’s First World War poem ‘The … Continue reading

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A Busman’s Holiday

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsQuote from West Midlands (about Veronica’s hospitality) ‘Very enjoyable – never experienced anything else like it!! 10/10‘ The derivation of the term ‘Busman’s Holiday’ is quite interesting – somewhere along the lines of ‘Coals to Newcastle’ I would hazard. … Continue reading

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The Stamp of Success!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics From a Shropshire Lass ‘Would you like some more family? Enjoyed every minute (at Hanover House). Thank you.’  The recent Royal Mail issue of a new range of attractive stamps struck a note with our B&B. The common theme … Continue reading

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Channel 4 Revisited

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics Linnet also wrote ‘We are all now looking for reasons to return to Cheltenham so we can come back -‘ (to Hanover House)  Having blogged during the past few days about the new Channel 4 ‘4 In a Bed’ … Continue reading

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Fascinating Creatures

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA card from Andrea, just received, says ‘I’ve told friends – endlessly – about your fabulous home; and above all, your great sense of style. The stay with you was such a big part my niece’s wedding – I … Continue reading

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Ladies!, Ladies!, Ladies!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsLinnet wrote ‘We are still laughing at the look on James’ face when Joan and Harry (fresh from the USA) arrived two hours early for their breakfast – having changed their watches to match the clock in their room which was … Continue reading

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