I was rather disturbed by reports that a hotel in Surrey, the Metro Hotel, had refused a soldier on leave a room. Apprently it was because in the local area other soldiers had caused problems. I remember when certain pubs and clubs in Dover would refuse entry to soldiers, but that was groups of drunk soldiers tearing up the place. A wounded soldier on leave visiting a friend in a rehabilitation facility is hardly the same thing!

Shame on them. However a recent B&B I visited apparently gives a discount to soldiers on leave! So there you go buys and girls, a nice little relaxing eco-B&B in the middle of nowhere to chill out in. Take a look at The Old Chapel Forge B&B for a soldier friendly place to stay.

 

Ok, I confess, I went to see the Spice Girls at the O2 Arena last night. It wasn't my fault, the man with the free VIP lounge with free hospitality (inc. bar!) made me do it! It was an impressive sight, but I certainly wasn't there for the music!

Forgive me?

P.S. I will try and get Angel to write more about the experience.