Friday, February 17, 2012


Hinckley Star Trek flat faces uncertain future. This from the BBC.

Tony Alleyne took BBC Newsnight on a tour of the flat in 2009Continue reading the main story
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A Leicestershire Star Trek fan who turned his home into the Starship Enterprise has said his work could be destroyed by the sale of the flat.

Tony Alleyne, 58, has spent 10 years and more than £30,000 transforming the Hinckley flat, but now his ex-wife, who owns the property, needs to sell up.

The apartment features a replica flightdeck with full voice recognition technology.

Mr Alleyne said the thought of living in a conventional house was "scary".

"The more I say it, the more horrible it sounds," Mr Alleyne said.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This from Judiths excellant blog.


How do you fancy a weekend break in a luxury hotel? What about a weekend break-up? That’s what’s on offer in the Netherlands with a new concept known as the Divorce Hotel. There separating couples can hole themselves up together for a weekend, albeit in separate single rooms. During their stay they get the benefits of lawyers and mediation services to help them work out the terms of their split, as well as the facilities of the hotel for “time-out.” At the end of their stay it is anticipated that an agreement will have been reached that encompasses arrangements for children and finance, all reached in a relaxing environment.