7 May

Book Cottages Direct – Avoid the Fees

COTTAGE FINDER ~ GO DIRECT ~ BEST PRICE ~ BEST SERVICE ~ If you have arrived at this page it is probably because you searched for a specific cottage that has been seen on a large listing website or you are simply reading our blog. Thank you. ADVISORY INFORMATION FOR BOOKING Many of these large ...

30 December

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach is  only a short hop from downtown Sarasota, the capital of Sarasota County, in South Western Florida, a city reaching back to 1821 when William Whitaker first settled there. Siesta Key covers  about 3.5 sq miles, and has approximately 7500 people. Long and narrow, 8 miles in fact, it is situated on the ...

21 December

Not a guest was stirring …

Not a guest was stirring …

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a guest was stirring, not even a mouse, The log burner was stacked and handled with care, The bathrooms cleaned, not so much as a hair. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Xboxes danced in their heads. And ...

2 January

2015, Sundays, Stress & Survival

2015, Sundays, Stress & Survival

2015 – THE CHANGES WILL CONTINUE. BE PREPARED! If, like me, you remember the days when shops shut at 5pm and Sunday were days of rest, then the more modern opening hours may give rise for some deep feelings of life pressure! The 28th August 1994 was a watershed day in the UK when the ...

11 November

The Lighthouse – Eye Candy

The Lighthouse – Eye Candy

We are always trying to find new ways to help represent our Torquay and other home owners. We all know pictures paint a thousand words, but with the billions of images on the net and hundreds of millions more images taken every day, getting that full portfolio of expensive professional images seen is never easy! ...

9 November

GOOGLE+

GOOGLE+

Since its launch in 2011, Google Plus has quietly become one of the most active social networks with hundreds of millions of people having accounts and becoming more active daily. But what is Google+? And is it any different to any other social network? Google has a wide range of free and premium services but ...

6 October

PUTTING THE “GOOD” BACK IN GOOGLE ~ A GOOGLE HOSPITALITY ENGINE?

 How can Google re-establish it’s moral and useful, self admitted position on planet search and in particular in the travel industry? Our story starts one Sunday morning, tapping away on keyboards trying to keep the search gods happy.  An hour later we were analysing the result from the money spent on the big marketing platforms ...

14 September

Discovery Now Accepting Bitcoins

Discovery Now Accepting Bitcoins

DISCOVERY HOLIDAY HOMES AND NETWORK NOW TAKING BITCOINS FOR VACATION RENTALS In June 2014, Expedia announced its intention to accept Bitcoins (BTC) and to enter the world of cryptocurrencies for payments of holidays! We are following suit with holiday home rentals. We have activated a number of properties with Bitcoin payment options and will be ...

5 September

2014 Cowes to Torbay Powerboat Results.

2014 Cowes to Torbay Powerboat Results.

A yearly event that sees these powerboats racing along the Devon Coastline from Cowes to Torbay and back. Watched by thousands of people along the coast, it is a yearly event that is very popular. The results of each category can be seen below: Cowes Provisional Results Heat 1 Cowes Provisional Results Heat 2 Cowes ...

4 August

OPEN LETTER TO GOOGLE INC

OPEN LETTER TO GOOGLE INC

A CRY FROM THE SEARCH WILDERNESS! Dear members of the Google Search team, its VP’s, company Board members, advisors, shareholders and anyone with a couple of minutes to spare……. I write this letter in the forlorn hope that somebody within the vast Google network may pick up on this plea and relay it to somebody who counts ...