David Weston of the Bed & Breakfast Association 'fights the corner' for this £2 billion 'cottage industry'

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Become an astronaut? Most of us would rather run a B&B

According to a survey reported in a number of today's papers (I quote the Daily Express):
"It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but the majority of us would prefer running a humble bed and breakfast to being a doctor, scientist, lawyer or even an astronaut".

"Two out of three Britons said they would choose the quieter life to a high-powered career that brings longer hours and more stress.

"Earning a steady income from the comfort of your own home and working with loved ones is considered more important than reaping a £100,000 salary, driving flash cars or taking exotic holidays.

"And being a £30-a-night B&B or guesthouse owner beat a range of more esteemed professions – from police commissioner to fighter pilot, and fire chief to astronaut – as most people’s dream job."

I'm not sure about "£30 a night" - they are a bit out of date there! - but it is nice to know that we are envied!

You can read the Daily Express report here