U.k Chapter Ipba
Posted 21 November 2004 - 12:35 PM
After that we trudged back down to reception and as I approached the guy at the desk said, " oh, that room was occupied wasn't it?" to which I replied "yes". Instead of an apolgy what I got from him was "Oh, was he very annoyed?". I was dumbstruck! (doesn't happen often) but then he didn't know the guy had no pants on! We got another key and off we went again. It was the room next door to my new German friend and this time the key would not open the door. I told my husband to go back to reception as I would more than likely haul the guy over the counter if I went down. I stayed with the luggage and waited for him to return. I suddenly wondered what would happen if the German came out for any reason and saw me sitting there on my suitcases!!!!!
We finally got to bed (my husband and I that is, not me and the German) about one am and had to be up again at five to get the mini bus to the airport. As I lay there thinking, "I'll never get up, I'll sleep in", I heard a noise. I turned to my other half and said......is that a pneumatic drill I can hear? Yes, they had started roadworks on the motor-way nearby. With a start like that the holiday could only get better.
Posted 21 November 2004 - 01:04 PM
And yes, after some thought, it's a good thing your husband was with you... times have changed! Such a shame...
Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:05 PM
The matter about the convention location being moved is news to me. I did not hear anything. I just knew it was scheduled for Dallas
WOODY do you know anything?
Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:26 PM
2005 is Dallas; 2006 is Reston, VA. Hope to see you there!
Posted 21 November 2004 - 07:38 PM
The hotel in Dallas is VERY nice and look forward to seeing everyone there.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:28 AM
Just my two cents.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 06:07 PM
Posted 22 November 2004 - 08:05 PM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 04:07 AM
Brings back memories of some of my childhood "holidays" - A sense of humour is vital!
Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:33 PM
Fee, you are right. Thank goodness for a sense of humour! I wouldn't have gotten through that week-end without it.
Michele, if the IPBA is in the same hotel in Reston as last time it was lovely. No complaints at all. I didn't even hear one and yet in the Europa at Gatwick I didn't hear one person who had a good word to say about it!
On another tack - I have my English Emblem. Not bad considering I ordered it on Friday and they said 14 days and....the card says 150.
Posted 29 March 2005 - 03:41 PM
It is being held at Heathrow......... More information if anyone requires. Nancy, Maggie, Margaret..........etc. are you going?????
Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:05 PM
What a wonderful post! Laughing at your vivid description along with the others. Don't know how you kept your cool. Have had some weird experiences in hotels but this takes the cake for a convention. The hotel in Weston was excellent and we had a lot of fun there. Will probably go back there next year. Dallas is soooooo far away for us especially when the LV convention is following so soon.
Where have you been? Have missed your impertence. You always make me laugh. But then I'm too old to take anything seriously.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:01 PM
Yes Phyllis, miss Michele too and Faulty Towers stands no chance against Nancy's experience! By the way, they say the next Convention will probably be at Heathrow, London. So can we see any of you over here in this neck of the woods??????????????????????????????? Also our European friends!
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:27 PM
AND YES, I HAVE MISSED MICHELE TOO, I'M SURE THAT I HAD HER DUST FAIRY LAST.
MY REGARDS TO YOU ALL.....MARGARET.....
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