Just spent a tiresome night in a Premier Inn in Grimsby. Why does a modern hotel chain at the upper end of the “business and overnight” sector think it’s acceptable to have no air-conditioning? Stuffy and unpleasant. Food was downright poor and the cider tasted watery, didn’t finish my pint (which is most unusual). Typical location on a nondescript light industrial estate made for constant traffic noise through the night.
I’m also finding that the whole “working in the U.K. to slow down a bit” isn’t really working out. The general relentless pace, disorganisation, and squalid site conditions just aren’t ringing my bell at all. The phone is ringing again, Ive already turned down a couple of nice little jobs.... I’ve presently got a possible Jack-up move in N Sea and a survey trip to the Caspian in the offing, if they come up it’ll be “have bag, will travel” time again.