Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 27, 2011
Whilst growing up one of the things I remember about TV is a consumer/magazine type programme called ‘That’s Life’ which was fronted by Esther Rantzen and an assorted crew of second rate TV journalists / TV personalities. If I remember correctly it used to be on during a Sunday evening and would the type of programme where one minute they’re talking about children being savaged by pit bull terriers to carrots shaped like a penis.
During the late 70’s early 80’s there was a huge hotel boom in Southern Spain – high rise blocks of hotels being built left right and centre. These building works prompted many viewers to write in; complaining that there beautifully advertised hotel, gracing the beach was in actual fact surrounded by three building sites, a coach park and a noisy disco.
Our three star hotel, downtown Cat Ba had all of the above bar the disco!
Shelley awoke early, just before 6am to comment that it was very peaceful and for once had a pleasant night’s sleep. It was at this point that there was huge noise, sounding and feeling at least 8.4 on the Richter scale – I had visions of tsunami waves descending upon us from the China Seas – with our long awaited journey aboard our Junk passing by our 6th floor window!
Looking out the window, not more than 15 feet from our bedroom window were 5 or 6 builders with pneumatic drills, demolishing the hotel next door. At 6am – it was actually funny rather than annoying, our neighbour Jamie actually thought it was the air conditioning unit!
Now I just need the address for Esther Rantzen so I can send through my letter, photographs and video footage. Oh, and a couple of carrots.