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Month: March 2015

Message from a Hostel – I feel it in me waters?

When they reached the room, Ms. Patsy flung the door open. “Be the holy feck,” said Nora. “It’s Elvis feckin Presley.” “Elvis is alive, I feckin knew it!” –shouted Alistair. “No you ijet, it’s only the room that is all decked out with Elvis memorabilia. Have a look Alistair.” Ms. Patsy then joined in and said, “all my rooms are decorated with different themes, I have the Buddy Holly room, the Glen Millar, the Jimmy Hendrix, the John Denver and the Marlene Monroe Suite. I will let you pair get settle in and if you wish to dine with us this evening, dinner is at 7:30pm.” Ms. Patsy headed off down the corridor and Alistair and Nora settled into their room. “Funny how all the rooms are named after dead people,” said Alistair. “Look at all this stuff about Elvis, all his record labels and posters. What do you think this carving on the wood means? – Don’t believe what you see – get out now while you can. They don’t seem like lyrics from any of his songs. “Hey Nora did you see that?” “What Alistair?” “The eyes in that painting of Elvis on the wall over the bed, his eyes moved. I swear it Nora.” “Alistair you are imagining things.” “I don’t think so Nora – they did move. I’m just going to stand here till it happens again.” “Alistair, come on, let’s go for dinner. Tomorrow we can see what the town has to offer and check out the work on the Shebeen with Mossy.” “Something very strange going on around here Nora. Rooms named after dead people, moving eyes in the paintings, yes Nora very strange.” “Quit your nonsense and let’s go to dinner.” “I feel it in me waters Nora, something amiss here.” To be continued………

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The Little Hobo – First Class for Customer Service and Food

You may remember this post I wrote back in April 2014.  The great news is that they have been voted the best restaurant in BC. CHECK OUT THIS LINK – News clip Well Done Crystal,  Steve and  Team. The first time I visited the Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop for lunch I could not have been made feel more welcome. “Hi, you are very welcome, what can we get you? What’s your name for your order? Thanks Mel, we will have that right over to you and have a piece of fruit. It comes with your order.” My lunch was great, especially the soup. As I was leaving. “Hey Mel, thanks for coming in today. We really appreciate it and hope we see you again.” The second time I visited was about two weeks later. “Hey Mel, welcome back what can we get you?” I inquired into what was cooking on the stove.”They are special Proggies.” A voice from the kitchen shouted back, as well as the ingredients and how he was cooking them. “We are so sorry Mel, they are already all sold.” “That’s okay,” I replied. “I just never saw or had one before.” I placed my order and sat down. In about 5 minutes my order and a large Proggie arrived. “I did not order the Proggie,” I said. “That’s okay Mel. There was an extra one and it’s on the house. Enjoy!” replied Crystal. Wow, it was great, especially Steve’s secret sauce. Just the other week I stop off again at the Little Hobo for a quick sandwich. When I went to pay I had forgotten my wallet (good one Mel, nice try I hear you say). “I’m really sorry I have to go and come back, I have forgotten my wallet, I explained rather foolishly. “That’s not a problem Mel, no need to do that. Here you are and when you come in again you can pay me,” said Crystal This was only my third time ever visiting the Little Hobo. So guess what? Where will I keep going for lunch when I am in town? Little Hobo for Customer Service and Friendliness have earned on my scale 10 STARS (service, food, friendliness and great place to visit) Thank you for your lovely smile and the welcome Crystal and Steve and especially your trust. People are quick to tell you about bad service. It is more important to talk about good service – Well done again Crystal and Steve. The place to go Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop

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