Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Sunday Scoop

Venue: Carluccio's, Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1GJ
Time and date: 1.00pm, 31/07/2011
Weather conditions: Overcast

If you want to spend a penny today then why not pop over to Carluccio's in Exeter? This is a splendid Toileting facility set within a popular eating establishment. Each toileting unit is individually fully furnished and well equipped with everything that the adventurous toileter should require. There is even an abundance of shiny chrome.

Highlights of visit: Very clean and spacious enough even for those of us with sharp pointy elbows. Excellent Niagara-esque flush ability.


Lowlights of visit: Mirror placement is difficult to negotiate meaning I had to clamber onto the toilet seat to re-apply my lipstick, which was a little awkward.
The overhead lighting casts a warm glow, giving those of us with naturally fair hair a gingery hue.

Overall Score: 8/10



65 comments:

  1. *Flushed with embarrassment of photo*
    Sx

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  2. "a gingery hue". Wonder what it would do to my natural mouse tone ...

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  3. V. sexy nude elbows.

    ps Macy saysxthe only way to eliminate the ugly rumour that you and I are the same person is for us both to appear together. Perhaps in your next photo...

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  4. Mr Mags: You too would turn ginger.

    Dave: They are pointy sharp elbows - useful for digging in ribs!
    But I am very short, so sometimes I miss.

    Sx

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  5. Woo! Wait till word gets out that there are photos of you in the toilet!
    That's in not on Never has one vowel been so crucial..

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  6. Mr XL: Indeed! Even daylight can turn naturally blonde people a little bit ginger.
    Sx

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  7. Oh and while we're at it, I'm in super critical mode today. Hence the deduction of points for
    1. Lack of handcream
    2. Bog standard green colour(see what I did there?)
    3. Shelf for make up stuff below mirror

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  8. Oh and I had to leave another ocmment, just because the word verification is gased

    Maybe I should be....

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  9. Macy: One misplaced vowel and I could end up being mistaken for an artist's muse!
    Sx

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  10. Macy: I see your point - deduction!
    I agree and will review my scoring methods.
    Sx

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  11. vw: loines

    ok, so there's an "e" that really isn't needed, but how could i NOT comment, right? of course, you understand why, right? *sigh* i've lost my grip, reality escapes me. what where we talking about? xoxoxox

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  12. I don't know…

    You look away for five minutes and your friends set up a naughty webcam site…

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  13. It's a long time since my hair was naturally anything. :D

    Mirror placement isn't great unless you enjoy watching yourself take a piss. Oh, I forgot, that's okay for you.

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  14. @Savannah: Don't worry about extra letters... the English are famous for those in wherever they please. ;-)

    Scarlet, you are so petite! I know you've said that before but never had anything visual so unless that door is 8 feet tall... Great reviews, by the way. When I make it over there for a visit, I will know which loos to avoid.

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  15. I saw the picture before I read that crucial end line and thought: either she's turned ginger or it's weird lighting.
    We blondes do have our lighting woes!

    (When I was last in Exeter I don't think this establishment was even on the drawing board!)

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  16. I still haven't got passed the "adventurous toileter". Priceless!
    The decor's a little too NHS for my taste, I prefer something a bit more psuedo-brothel...

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  17. Why are toilets nowadays virtually always white? It's so boring and so safe. The Carluccio toilet isn't much better - dull light green and dull slightly darker green. I demand a return to avocado. Or how about sky blue or magenta?

    And if I have to climb onto the toilet seat to re-apply my lippy, the facilities just don't cut the mustard, sweetie.

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  18. The previous bog report was also from Exeter. Is it well-regarded in toileting circles?

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  19. Scarlet, have you visited one with the subdued blue lighting that's meant to discourage drug users from finding a vein? Very flushtrating! It's like been in Hollister.

    Do you remember sun-in spray hair lightener? Guranteed to turn your hair the colour of a copper bottom pan.

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  20. Without wishing to appear over pedantic, I think that you should record the Ts and Ps as well as the general weather conditions.

    It's very hard for me to perform the analysis without this basic information.

    PS As we are now in the EU, T should be in C and P in mB.

    Thanks ever so, xs N

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  21. I do like to see a hook on the door - preferably a hangar too - and a stout lock. When I go to the loo, I do prefer to remove various garments, to avoid the embarrassment of returning with something tucked where it shouldn't be.

    And I do worry about that mirror placing. I have seen enough police films to know that often they are one way mirrors, behind which is someone with a camera, filming one's whole private business.

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  22. Savvy: This was a rather 'e' heavy post wasn't it?!!

    Kev: Have you found the web-cam in your water closet yet?

    Mr Joey: I did consider that the mirror placement wasn't great for gentleman. I don't know if this was the arrangement in the men's loos!

    Ponita: I am tiny, and terribly fragile this morning!
    Plus I've been frantically scrapping around looking for misplaced 'e's!

    Dinah: Princesshay is the swanky new retail development in Exeter... very posh...
    Damn that lighting...

    Wendy: Thnak you so much for the email!! I'm going to have to do guest posts. I also have pics from Mr Lax, so it's got to be done.

    Nick: I would like a loo with glitter and fairy lights. Probably a little unhygienic though.

    Mr Lax: I'm always caught short in Exeter! It is the hub of toileting activity in the UK.

    Sx

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  23. Mitzi: Crikey, do they still make Sun-In?!!
    Officially blue lighting is supposed to make you feel warm and fuzzy. I know this because I have been watching documentaries on BBC2.

    Ms Jessop: Oh please don't say we can watch this two way footage on Youtube? NOOOOOOOOOO....

    Mr Nikos: I find that too much T always leads to P.
    Anyhow, it's all greek to me...

    Sx

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  24. I am now going to hide in the toilet. I may be some time.
    Sx

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  25. Dear Miss Scarlet,
    I am astounded that the flush facility not only works like a veritable niagra but also provides one with a wide angle view of the photographer.

    Since when has Strawberry Blonde been regarded as "Ginger"?

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  26. Hi babe
    Yeah I am on a blogging break. I have also become addicted to crocheting little animals. Take care. Emma xx

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  27. Princess: Some people get strawberries and ginger in a pickle. Sounds rather tasty!

    Mr Mags: Feeling a little better now.

    EmmaK: I can't imagine you crocheting little animals!! I will await the pics.
    Enjoy your break!

    Sx

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  28. Would you like me to take pictures of the facilities on my tour of Scotland (starting in two weeks now)?

    May I have a written certificate from you, authorising me to visit lady's loos with a camera? I wouldn't want to be arrested.

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  29. Dave: I will have to hand this blog series over to my fellow flushers if we're to see anything other than the toilets of Exeter!

    I think you should dress up to visit the Ladies... go on. I dare!!
    Sx

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  30. I coule wear my long black dress. I think the beard might be a bit of a give-away though.

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  31. I like toilets that give a foaming blue rinse . Now that would do something very peculiar to you tisian locks Miss Scarlet

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  32. Blimey!

    You're back and I hadn't noticed until now!!!

    Woohoo!!!

    If I ever feel the need for a bodily function Carluccio's in Exter it is then! :D

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  33. Exeter that was obv.

    Always edit...

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  34. Dave: Macy and I will tie you down and shave you. No problem. And Mitzi has a large tub of Mango body butter to soften you up.

    Mr Beastie: What sort of toilets do you frequent for the foaming blue rinse?!!! Pictures, we need pictures... we also need a lot of other things that we're probably not going to get...
    Titian indeed.. Tis a very posh way of saying strawberry blond[e].

    Mr Rabbit: Don't worry, it's tippex city round here!

    Yes... I was going to give up blogging... but then I discovered bad teeth and toilets.

    Sx

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  35. Is it common practice to have a mirror IN the toilet stall?

    I've never seen this in Canada.

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  36. I should explain.

    We DO have mirrors in the toilet facilities but not placed in the same area as the toilet.

    They're usually placed in the sink area so that while you're washing your hands you can see yourself.

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  37. MJ: Ahhh... well this is the clever thing about this toileting unit the sink and drying facilities are all included meaning you can do all of your ablutions in private.
    I hope the mirror wasn't two-way - as suggested by Ms Jessop, I'm worrying about this now.
    Sx

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  38. You wouldn't need to tie me. I'd surrender immediately.

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  39. Speaking as a welder, it is very good to have the handbasin in the cubicle; it means that, whilst you have a wee or whatever, you can wash off any bits of welding splash that have got through your protective clothing!

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  40. I hope you fully recovered by now. And what is this "eight" and "ten" thing you mentioned? LX already asked.

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  41. I'd expect Carluccio's to be pretty good despite the faulty colour cast xx

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  42. Wonder what that lighting would do to my red streaks

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  43. MIrror placement is everything, although I no longer need a mirror to apply lipstick, having been chronically applying it for centuries now...

    Pearl

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  44. Dave: Tsk. You realise we will steal your trousers?

    Ms Alice: I feel I need to know more about this welding splash?

    Mr Mags: Apologies! Two and eight = state. It's probably the only rhyming slang I use on a regular basis.

    Lulu: I had Sea Bass... it was mouth melting and yes, it did make up for my dim view of the lighting.

    Ms Nurse: The lighting would make your red streaks even more gorgeous... kind of fiery...

    Pearl: I should know how to do it too... but I am just too vain!

    Sx

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  45. Oh my goodness - my heart's going pitter-pat! As the picture slowly scrolled down I thought you were sitting on the loo.

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  46. Pat: Ha Ha!!!! No, I promise I'll never take a pic like that... well, never knowingly.
    Sx

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  47. Excrete in Exeter
    It makes so much sense when you stop to think about it. Which I hadn't

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  48. How do you know Exeter is the hub of toileting activity in the UK? How do you know it isn't Croydon? Or Biggleswade?

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  49. Did they have liquid soap and hand cream in the lavs Miss Scarlet and was it a manual flush or one of those sensor things.
    Its no use Miss MJ pretending they have indoor facilities in the frozen north and it not just a hole in the pack ice

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  50. Dave: I will save them for the date I have with a guy on November 5th.

    Wendy: I never do no.2's in public... but I might do a wee in Weymouth.

    Nick: I think it's too late to ask me this question... the moment has passed and I shall gloss over your enquiry... look: gloss, gloss, gloss... you have been glossed. Bet you're looking glazed now...

    Mr Beastie:There was ample soap and readily accessible toilet paper... and a wind machine to dry hands...
    Canadians have beavers and maple leaves so you shouldn't cast aspersions.

    Sx

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  51. 56 comments later I arrive. I have an app that pinpoints and rates all the public facilities in Manhattan. Very useful! Has someone already said that?

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  52. *breaks wind in Beast's general direction*

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  53. Damn, now look what you've done. There's gloss all over my matt.

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  54. Wayne: Hello Wayne!! Thank you, I love your cartoon strip!

    Mr Banish: You have finally found me!!!
    No, but now I'm going to develop an app for the UK market...!

    MJ: ***waves more wind in Mr Beastie's direction***

    Nick: Sit still or you'll end up crackle glazed.

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  55. I have today visited Carluccio's in Bury St Edmunds where there are three lady's cubicles exactly as the one you photographed in Exeter. I asked a man with a camera why he hid behind the mirrors, filming. He said it was to keep welders out.

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  56. The way my face looks at the moment, I am quite grateful not to have a mirror in my toilet.

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  57. Weeeeeeehhhhhhhell, being the adventurous toileter that I am, I'm heading RIGHT over there now! Alls I can say is, you better have a lifejacket!! 8D

    Say...haven't seen ya around for a while. I thought you had dropped off the face of the blogosphere. Good to know you're still around. :)

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  58. Ah, Carluccio's I love their lemon tarts.

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  59. Affer: Hello and Welcome!!
    Indeed, I did notice welders outside the loo who were too afraid to enter. I knew they were welders because of their overalls.

    Dave: I'm sure you still look beautiful.

    Static: Static!!!
    *Hugs Static to bosom*
    One of my first ever commenters! I am still here. Shaken but not stirred.

    Eryl: Everything in there looks very tasty. I had sea Bass... and couldn't fit in any afters.

    Sx

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