I can tell you that I hated being unemployed, I have paid my taxes every year and so I claimed my jobseekers allowance of approx £54 per week and signed on (and I HATED it). Two of the most satisfying events of my life were
- going into the job centre and telling the bloke I would not be able to come in the following week to sign on as I was going on holiday. This look of disgust came over his face and telling him I had a job and the following week and was going to enjoy myself before starting was WONDERFUL
- sitting in the hotel the first night of said holiday with a drink and a book and ordering dinner.
I am going to spend a long weekend in North Devon at the beginning of October.
I am unsure whether to go to the George Hotel at South Molton, a colleague in-laws say the food is excellent or do I head for the West Down guest house just down the road.
Pros and cons? The George is £65 bed breakfast and evening meal, seems to have a lovely menu and has wifi (so I can add photos for OC ;) ) the West Down seems simpler food wise and costs £55 bed, breakfast and evening meal. NO WIFI!!