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R2BC: Day 31 (on 32)

So, here we are in Truro.  The furthest South west we are taking the Reasons Road Trip n I’m waiting for me croissant as it’s breky time.  After settling in, I learnt the intricacies of the English language, you see, when you ask Premier Inn for a twin bedded accessible room with shower, you need to be much more specific.  What we needed to say is, we need a twin bedded room without a double-bedded sheet joining the beds together as a double as me n me PA prefer the twin bedded beds to be separated.

When asking for an accessible bathroom, what we actually should have said is the shower needs to be a flippin real shower and not a shower doohdah within the flippin bath that I can’t get into and is why in the first place we asked, and double asked when booking, for an accessible bathroom with a flippin shower in it.

Who designs accessible rooms? I’d like a meeting, the arrogance of not involving skilled qualified disabled people to do the design is beyond the beyond, now, here in the 21st century, surely its obvious that the best people to know whats best are those with the experience and nouse to do it, wake up architects & don’t make love with me, sort yer flippin design ideas out!

The English language intricasies bit I learned was from my dearest wise  Sir Garry, is not to ask for an accessible bathroom with shower, but to ask for a wet room! Accessible room is not enough…….sausages, we have to spell it out to ’em!

Nuff said.

Had a look around Truro, nice flea market, gadget shop n olden worldy buildings. Then Basil n tomato soup, satsumas, banana, into the lovely Hall for Cornwall, interview with BBC TV local regional news (Spotlight), sound check, tec rehearsal, back for a late dinner (duck wraps) n couple of pints, a discussion on logistics of moving hotels, decisions made, bed, wake up, blog.

In a nutshell sausages x

  1. February 23, 2012 at 12:56

    Time to get Ferocious with the very Un-Premier! Wet Room? What are we – fish?! I thought Haddoc was the only aquatic in R2BC!..

    😦 x

  2. Robin
    February 23, 2012 at 21:08

    Dear John, It’s not just Premier Inn! In the DH Accessible wc in Wellington House, Waterloo (the clue is in the location!) when you turn the tap on more than a little bit the water overshoots the sink and goes all over you! Probably more accessible than your shower!!
    As you say, this is unnecessary and would not happen if skilleed qualified disabled people were involved: this matter needs some proper attention….
    I don’t undestand Twitter (or Blogs, but for you I make an exception!) but reading between the tweets it looks to me like you’ve all cracked Truro! Brilliant.

    • February 24, 2012 at 01:36

      Let’s sort ’em. Thanks for yer comment, always welcomed. JK x

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