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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #450 on: June 12, 2017, 07:45:45 AM »
It's like being back in Catholic elementary school again - hoooold it, hooooold it.... ;)

Popped into a Starbucks the other day. No loo. Fortunately, were going for pizza later and found one in the pizza place....

Oh!  Oh!  I figured out how, after 5 weeks, to use the washing machine with the space-shuttle control panel!!!!!  It held my clothes hostage for quite some time some days. One day the damned thing ran for six hours, and then when I tried to get it to just dry it started the same process again.  :(

But I've got it sorted now. People here in the building hang their laundry out to dry. Which is kind of amazing, because it rains every twenty minutes....


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #451 on: June 12, 2017, 02:42:37 PM »
What Starbucks doesn't have a toilet?  Things are very grim up north.


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #452 on: June 13, 2017, 08:40:25 AM »
Byers Road!


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #453 on: June 13, 2017, 08:59:06 AM »
You would think there would be some sort of legal obligation to have toilets in a place that people come to eat and drink?

Nan, here's a list of the public toilets in Glasgow, there are shockingly few of those too!

 https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18229


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #454 on: June 13, 2017, 09:13:08 AM »
Byers Road!

I know I am a total ass for picking this out, but I'm going to roll with that label!  ;)
It's actually Byres Road... a byre is a barn/cow-shed!  As in, 'The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre'!  Wish I could find this great book I used to have about Glasgow in the olden days and how some of the streets got their names, etc.... it was really interesting!


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #455 on: June 13, 2017, 09:16:39 AM »
You would think there would be some sort of legal obligation to have toilets in a place that people come to eat and drink?

It's tough finding a toilet anywhere.  In April I asked at our local M&S.  I was very obviously heavily pregnant and had a toddler doing the wee-wee dance next to me.  They sent us outside and down a block to a coffee shop.  Luckily we both made it without accidents!


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #456 on: June 13, 2017, 09:17:03 AM »
Still shocked that there's a Starbucks with no toilet...
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #457 on: June 13, 2017, 09:26:36 AM »
It's tough finding a toilet anywhere.  In April I asked at our local M&S.  I was very obviously heavily pregnant and had a toddler doing the wee-wee dance next to me.  They sent us outside and down a block to a coffee shop.  Luckily we both made it without accidents!

That's just awful.  :o  It's a shame your little girl didn't piddle right there on their clean, shiny floor.   ;)


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #458 on: July 12, 2017, 01:36:41 PM »
That's shocking >:(  I'm a Brit and never heard of an M&S not having a bathroom ..maybe coz I'm from the south  ;)
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #459 on: July 12, 2017, 05:09:44 PM »
Our M&S bathroom was out of service for a month while they redid it, apparently.  It looks exactly the same so I'm not sure what they were doing.
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #460 on: July 12, 2017, 05:15:34 PM »
That's shocking >:(  I'm a Brit and never heard of an M&S not having a bathroom ..maybe coz I'm from the south  ;)

Wokingham in Berkshire.  No bathroom.  It's a small store and sadly it's closing at the end of the month.   :-\\\\


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #461 on: July 12, 2017, 08:35:14 PM »
Wokingham in Berkshire.  No bathroom.  It's a small store and sadly it's closing at the end of the month.   :-\\\\

The M&S is closing?! Noooo

That's it, I'm not moving back to Wokingham now. Lol


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #462 on: July 12, 2017, 08:52:55 PM »
Yup!  You won't recognise this place anymore.

The M&S reopens the following day in Bracknell at the Lexicon (their new town centre rejuvenation).

You should see Wokingham right now.  Everything from the "other side" of the M&S to Costa Coffee has been levelled.  They are literally tearing everything out!


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #463 on: July 12, 2017, 09:15:07 PM »
Yup!  You won't recognise this place anymore.

The M&S reopens the following day in Bracknell at the Lexicon (their new town centre rejuvenation).

You should see Wokingham right now.  Everything from the "other side" of the M&S to Costa Coffee has been levelled.  They are literally tearing everything out!

I'm curious enough to go back and visit just to see how much it's changed since I last lived there. I lived there so long ago that there wasn't even a Costa Coffee! Costa didn't go into massive expansion until late 1995. If I remember correctly, Costa expanded to Wokingham after 2000. I moved from the area in 1999. Strangely, the little town I moved to in the North (Horwich/Westhoughton) had a new Starbucks! They didn't expand to the U.K. until 1998 so that was a strange place to have a new shop. That little town got their first McDonalds in 2000!

I think I need to go back to Berkshire, especially since Bracknell is FINALLY getting rejuvenated. I never thought that would happen! Lol


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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had known
« Reply #464 on: July 13, 2017, 11:16:53 AM »
Our M&S bathroom was out of service for a month while they redid it, apparently.  It looks exactly the same so I'm not sure what they were doing.

They remodeled the bathroom in our Waitrose and put in blue lights so that junkies can't shoot up.  Baffled .


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