Yesterday we went to this chocolate factory and Karting and afterwards Caroline dropped me for a massage and use of the spa at Bedruthan. I continued reading my book by Thomas Friedman, used the reed filtered outdoor pool nearby and mostly stayed in the hot-tub.
Consequentially perhaps I’ve had the best night’s sleep for many weeks. Other than that, I don’t have much that I want to say today.
Instead, I’ve dug up this post, which I had completed but hadn’t published from an October 2017 stay in Edinburgh – in case you wanted something longer….
6 tiny things to make my AirBnB experience perfecter
No AirBnB is perfect, but this one practically is. It’s the Mary Poppins of AirBnB’s – practically perfect in every way. From just less than half a dozen AirBnB’s that I’ve stayed at this is my top pick.
I like the fact that it’s clean, it has a king size bed, my own bathroom, coffee facilities, biscuits, cuddly hot chocolate, an iron and ironing board. It’s on a major bus route, right from the airport, it’s 5 minutes from a great corner store, the hosts are lovely (SuperHosts in fact!). There’s complimentary bathroom miniatures, like you might find at a plush hotel, it’s been decorated recently. The bathroom has a vanity mirror. I have my own key – not just for the front door, but also for my bedroom door. It’s lovely and clean. The communication has been great. It’s in Edinburgh. It’s great value for money. Most people would sense a ‘but’ coming along about here …. but you’d be wrong (have I just been accidentally ironic?). It has a lovely framed picture on the wall of my favourite scripture – you’ve probably heard the one ‘love is patient, love is kind etc.’ it is double glazed, there are throw cushions on the bed, it is bright, there is space, I feel safe, I was met with a very warm welcome. Did I say it’s lovely and clean? The bed is soft. The bedside table has a little drawer with brochures for local attractions in it. And I could go on, but it’s getting harder to find new things to say about how good it is.
So here are the other things that I would place in the Little Things that Could be Improved Category.
- The four-way extension lead looks a bit cheap and when I plugged in my laptop a little blue spark leapt out. But there’s no problem with it really, just a minor observation. And now thinking back the host did tell me there was a power point the other side of the bed!
- Some herbal tea would be lovely. I must remember to pack my own tea bags, but the fact that there is decaffeinated coffee – is not too shabby.
- There is no desk to work at, there’s a bedside table though, and it’s just about working out, so can’t complaint too much. And the host shared the wifi password as soon as I arrived – which was great.
- The wooden folding chair is a decorative item that makes the room look attractive, but it’s not overly functioning for me that well as somewhere to sit.
- Other than the bed and the chair and the floor, sitting options are limited. An armchair would be nice (but not at the expense of the wonderful kingsize bed hmmmm).
- As well as a mug for tea – there could be a cup for water, or a bottle of water, or a mini-fridge…. actually none of these things are really needed – they are just nice to haves. They are all first-world problems.
You see, the problem with this post is that the list above is all ‘first-world problems’ – there are absolutely no real problems with this B ‘n’ B at all. Not one! It’s absolutely 100% perfect for me and for what I need. My brain has been wired to think like an analyst. And sometimes you just don’t need this level of detail. Sometimes you do, but sometimes you don’t. So I am taking it all back, but leaving it there – just so everyone can see how ridiculous my request for perfect is. Not just a waste of my time for writing it, but a waste of your time for reading it – and if you’ve got this far with it I’m sorry.
Perhaps I need to change. Writing the post above led me to this.