Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse along came today....Toby told us that he had arranged a focus group to see what the public thought of us and where we should go next. Potentially a very good idea; get some objective advice, check out the zeitgeist, make some changes. If only we’d known. I began to get a sinking feeling when he directed us out of town but I assured myself that we were probably heading to some sort of country manor or a chic boutique hotel. Then we arrived at what can only have been described as a hovel. I couldn’t quite believe this was where he had chosen. We watched a live stream of the focus group from the comparative safety of our flea bitten motel room. Without knowing we were there, the group let rip and Susannah got very upset by some of the comments. We eventually barged into the room to the surprise of everyone and joined in on the debate. Two hours later we emerged with slightly bruised prides and a somewhat ropey format idea. Was it a constructive day out? I think not. But I do know is that for a 2 star motel they had exceptionally good ham and cheese croissants.