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Been home sick for the last few days (nothing serious) and mainlining British mysteries on Netflix. Have decided that, far more than the sky-high number of murders they encounter, what punctures my suspension of disbelief about Rosemary and Thyme is the way that everywhere they go, whether inn or school or private home, someone just happens to have a guest room with two twin beds!

Having hunted these for vacations with Mom of Mer, I can tell you they're thin on the ground these days. Or is it more common in England? If so, I know where we're going on our next vacation!

Date: 2014-02-02 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
I have found rooms with twin beds very common in inns and hotels in Britain and Europe.

Date: 2014-02-02 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
Thank you, good to know! We've been wanting to go for a while, this may be the tipping factor...

Date: 2014-02-02 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
The other thing, though, with R&T rather than you and your mother, is that my grandmother and her fellow-widow friends travel together and think nothing of bunking in together for the night. Almost all of them were farm girls who shared beds with sisters until they married, so sharing a hotel bed with a friend is completely no big. I wouldn't think it would be that different for that generation across the pond, so I wouldn't think that having them share a double from time to time would be any big deal either. (So I wonder if their network is sexuality-paranoid or what?)
Edited Date: 2014-02-02 02:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
I'd guess they're just using the same set and redressing it, so getting a different bed would actually be more trouble?

Date: 2014-02-02 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
Ah! That makes sense. I noticed yesterday watching Inspector Lewis that they merely mentioned the crowds hounding the inspector rather than paying so much as one extra to yell.

Date: 2014-02-02 02:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sdelmonte
What else have you been watching?

Date: 2014-02-02 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
Midsomer Murders, The Bletchley Circle

Date: 2014-02-02 03:06 pm (UTC)
sdelmonte: (Me)
From: [personal profile] sdelmonte
Haven't gotten to those yet. Am still doing Poirot and Foyle.

Date: 2014-02-02 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
Bletchley Circle is a LOT of fun though there's not that much of it yet. It is women code breakers after the ware, applying their math skills to catching criminals.

Date: 2014-02-02 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giogio.livejournal.com
There won't be that much. The second season just finished airing in the uk and had all of 4 episodes...still worth watching though!

Date: 2014-02-02 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stakebait.livejournal.com
Well that's 1 more than the first batch! :)

Date: 2014-02-02 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giogio.livejournal.com
Not British, but if you find yourself looking for the next show to watch, I very much enjoyed Ms. Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Date: 2014-02-02 03:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-04 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com
When we were in England for D'zenouve Convention, the bedroom we had gave us two single beds instead of the two twins we were expecting. That's apparently standard at many British hotels.

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