Unbelievably, this Blackpool highlights package has more art than the one I’m compiling on London. A man (or woman. Sexist), who is tired of Blackpoolhas probably never been. Don’t believe what you see on the BBC. And remember. Always carry your Booths tote bag, essential for the souvenirs. Last time there, walking south from Bispham,… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE…..BLACKPOOL
Our American readers should really visit Man. Reading my barrage of posts from 2018 made me want to jump on the next ferry to Douglas. Bit pointless at the moment, and I suspect that staring at a couple of closed pubs for the sake of GBG completeness might not qualify as an “essential activity“. I’m… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE…..THE ISLE OF MAN
29 March 2020 Two weeks since my last pub, a week since I last drove anywhere. How’s it going for you ? Of course, it’s the key workers I care about now, whether in Addenbrookes or Booths Supermarket or on the trains. Mrs RM hasn’t left the house for more than 2 weeks (literally), thereby… Continue reading 2 WEEKS LATER
For Mrs RM the best thing about the lockdown, apart from having my undivided attention, of course, is that she doesn’t have to go to Maidenhead for a team meeting every last Friday of the month. Simon has been avoiding it, and Dick and Dave always find an excuse involving visa restrictions when I suggest… Continue reading LET’S MOAN ABOUT…..MAIDENHEAD
This is all you’ve got now, me raiding the archives to celebrate an uncelebrated town. I should have got Tandleman to guest write on Rochdale, really. As a local he can probably pronounce the places like “Trub“, “Slattocks” and “Hole” . Not sure I’ll be retiring there, but family closeness apart I’d rather be isolating… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE……ROCHDALE
Blogging by request, eh? A (different) Bill asked about Birmingham, which I’ll get to, but he also (freely) admitted he had friends in Leamington Spa, which would be a problem if our police weren’t otherwise engaged making sure you don’t spend 62 minutes outside your house. I have been to The Leam, as kids call… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE…..COVENTRY
March 2020 A last post about walking in the Fens for now. Your sense of disappointment is palpable. We must stay indoors, bar essential shopping or an hours exercise. Waterbeach had been busier than I’d ever seen it on Tuesday, full of dog walkers along the Cam. It seemed there was nothing to stop you… Continue reading WE’VE ALL GONE TO LOOK FOR THE AMERICA (IN SUTTON)
Well, well, RetiredMartin was right. Named my city of the year for 2018, Wolverhampton IS the best place to live in the UK. You better believe it #Wolverhampton https://t.co/i9OKyGRHfM — Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) March 26, 2020 So what does Wolves have to offer that, say, Maidenhead doesn’t. Excellent public transport by train and tram. One… Continue reading SO, IS WOLVERHAMPTON THE BEST CITY TO LIVE IN THE UK ?
My exploration is coming to an end, for now. No complaints, just sad. But I might just cope with bringing you some highlights packages from the archives. Where better to start than Stoke-on-Trent ? Whether you’re looking for a return to 1972, or 1977, Stoke has it all. BLOKES WITH BRACES OK, it’s nearly Newcastle-under-Lyme.… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE….STOKE
Bill asked me for a piece on Bristol. I never say no to requests, though to be honest I’ve no real appetite for raking over old posts. But it’s Bristol ! So here’s my highlights from 4 years of Brizzle blogging, which frankly could have been out of date even before last Friday. 2 hours… Continue reading BRISTOL. FOR BILL.