Humour always feature when you run a bed and breakfast in The Lake District and we’re no different. I know the marketing experts will say we shouldn’t put such a page on our web site but if it brings a smile then we have added a little extra to your day! They are all what we’ve read or what some have said.
If you’re American not sure you should watch this: Spanish- definitely!
Some tourists were going round St Mary’s and were over heard saying….. was St Mary buried here or did she come and visit….
Some other tourist were visiting the battle field of Nevilles Cross near Durham that occurred in 1346 and runs very close to the A167. “The Scots were stopped here” say the tour guide. To which the reply was “I’m not surprised. It’s a real busy road”
Bayreuth is the famous Wagner Festival. I read about a famous mishap involving the tenor Leo Slezak when he was performing in Lohengrin- a Wagner opera that ends with the title character being carried away on a swan-drawn boat. One night the stage hand was a bit keen and sent the boat off too early and before Slezak could hop aboard. There was a pause as his ride disappeared into the wings at which point Slezak ad libbed “What time does the next swan depart?”
A man who was arrested by London Transport Police who used a cleaners plug on a train for abstracting electricity illegally to charge his phone.
We had an unusual request from a guest this week. In the comments they asked for a room with windows!
I play the organ at the local churches. When I played for Ascension Day service recently – it’s the service where they had bells and whistles- incense
On the door of the boiler and for a day or so afterwards there was a notice which read ” Alarm temporarily switched off due to incense”
Someone said to me, smile and don’t look so sad. I explained I don’t smile. She said after a few moments…. “No,… and yet you’re married to a really nice wife”
The lady from the Richard II Society who “discovered” where she thought the remains of Richard II were buried i.e. under a car park in Leicester, says she was drawn to the location of his grave by the letter R in the word “parking” on the Leicester multi story car park. As someone has pointed out, surely the letters “King” were more of a clue!
In Private Eye a few weeks ago- an excellent magazine- it mentioned the European Table Tennis Championship in Austria
In the quarter finals Li Fen of Sweden defeated Spain’s Shen Yanfei 4-0 while Fu Yu of Portugal beat two time European champion Li Jiao of the Netherlands 4-1 and Shan Xiana of Germany and Han Ying of Germany both won their quarter finalls.
In the first semi final Li Fen of Sweden beat Portugal’s Fu Yu 4-2 with Shan Xiano beating Han Yin 4-1. In the final Li Fen beat Shan Xiaona 4-2 thereby securing a rare Swedish victory over the the Germans