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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

CoLJ 4 - Roman Way.

Having arrived at Roman Way cottage at 16:00 hrs. been given a quick tour and explanation of the facilities in the accommodation, taken possession of the key, unloaded the suitcases from the car, it was time get some essential shopping for our first evening meal and breakfast in the UK for nearly one year. The easiest solution was to find the nearest supermarket in Lewes. Our first choice was to look for a Tesco, the UK equivalent of Carrefour in Spain and France, as, like them or not, there is always one not too far away.

The next two days, being a week-end, we used for relaxing after the drive from Spain, to stock up with groceries for the week to come, and get the clothes washing done.

The Downs from Roman Way
We were pleased to find that Roman Way is almost “exactly what it says on the tin”. There is always the concern that holiday rental properties do not match up to expectations.

At the end of the week-end we have had to knock off a few satisfaction percentage points as a result of the level of cleanliness that we found. What a pity that previous renters had not cleaned up properly after themselves, and that the owners had not noticed their (renters) failings. The kitchen food cupboard contained old opened and used products, some of which had spilled out. Why do people think others after them would want to use their leavings. There was dried food spillage on the refrigerator shelves. The bread toaster had not been emptied of a considerable quantity of crumbs, possibly a week's worth of toasting. The bread bin was in a slightly similar state. Some of the crockery was dirty with dried food on plates; unfortunately this made us feel it necessary to wash each item of kitchen equipment before use. Long hair strands of previous occupants left in the bathroom. Minor but irritating problems that take the cherries off the top of a four **** cake.

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