Books by Glenda Young

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Coronation Street Weekly Update, February 25 2013

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week in Corrie, we lived life in the bus lane.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rocky Horror Picture Show

To the theayter last night to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Sunderland Empire. I'm a big fan of Rocky Horror. I owned the casette tape of the movie soundtrack as a teenager, bought the film on VHS then the anniversary box set on DVD and have seen it live on stage four times now.

Last night's production was part of the UK tour for the 40th anniversary of the stage show and it was brilliant. We went to the late night, last night show where almost all of the audience were in fancy dress, including all seven of us.

And once you get over the disappointment that Tim Curry will never be on stage again as Frank-n-Furter, then Oliver Thornton really excelled and made the role his own.

A fantastic night, loved every minute, especially the full capacity of 2,000 fans singing along to 'Don't Dream It, Be It' which sent a chill down my spine and put a lump in my throat.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Coronation Street Weekly Update, February 18 2013

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week in Corrie, Flash got squashed.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Coronation Street Weekly Update, February 11 2013

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week in Corrie, Gail labelled her eggs.

Troubled by Tripadvisor 'truth'

I've been a contributor to Tripadvisor since 2005, reviewing over 35 hotels and in the last few years, a few restaurants too. I've always loved the site and have relied on it when making judgements on where to stay or where to eat.

Not any more.

In January this year I went for a meal at a restaurant in Sunderland. It was a restaurant I'd eaten in a few times before without any problem but this time the meal we had was dreadful. The next day I still felt nauseous thinking about it. I ate half of a greasy pizza before giving up and my husband ate a bit of steak before declaring it too cold and too tough to manage any more.

I left a review on Tripadvisor that didn't say any of the above, but did say that the meal wasn't as good as we'd had in the past. The review was fair and honest. It was not a rave, it was not a rant, it was a review of one of the worst meals I've eaten in a very long time, but I didn't say that in public. I did say it was off its usual high standard and wondered what was going on.

The review was on Tripadvisor for a couple of weeks - but has now been removed.

Tripadvisor emailed me to say that they'd been notified my review was for the wrong restaurant (it wasn't). They asked for the full address and postcode of the restaurant I'd reviewed and I sent it to them last week for "consideration for resubmission". I haven't heard back and don't know if my review will be reposted, or not.

It seems that the restaurant have taken objection to my review, an honest critque of a terrible meal.

It was only one of two bad reviews I've ever written on Tripadvisor. And if my review doesn't get reposted, I will never use the site again and will delete my account from it. I will also recommend to friends and family who use Tripadvisor never to use it again.

Where's the truth of the site if a bad review can be removed because the proprietor doesn't like it - even though they know it to be true?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

How to buy my books for Kindle

Unofficial Coronation Street weekly updates from 1995 to 2012

18 years in 18 lovely little e-books
All the wit and warmth of Weatherfield, none of the waffle
Written by Coronation Street Blog editor, Flaming Nora.

 

Available from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com


Also available, Flaming Nora's book of poems.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Coronation Street Weekly Update, February 4 2013

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week in Corrie,  there was a built-up shoes shocker.

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