July 2020 will be one of those months that changed history, like December Year 0, December 1989 and of course December 1964.
That first month of pubgoing deserves its own post, especially for Tim of the estimable Ullage.
Pubs came back on the 4th, and standing in a queue in the drizzle outside Blyth Spoons I hadn’t been excited since
I got married Cadbury’s announced that chocolate bar with banana filling (RIP) in 2015.
The mere act of ripping off that first 50p voucher to get my sub-£2 pint of Doom Bar was almost spiritual.
James added the Blog Map to the site this month, so you’ll be able to search for places I’ve visited (eventually), but having added July’s posts you’ll get the idea.
A busy month, with
eight nine campervan trips and some beautiful sunsets and sunrises around our coast and countryside.
And the pubs ?
55 pub visits to 52 different pubs in a dozen different counties.
Quite an effort, normally. But only 21 of those were new GBG ticks.
Normally that would be a poor effort, but somehow I didn’t care. At least pubs were back.
Best Pub – Rock Tavern in New Mills. Mrs RM still wants to live there.
Best Beer – Theakston in the Three Horseshoes, Boroughbridge
Best new music – Taylor Swift. Yes, 2020 is a strange year.
Best mobile toilet – Triple fff Moonshine 2 pint container
August is a bit uncertain at the moment, as Mum has taken a turn for the worse*, so let’s take one small step at a time. Plenty of time till the new GBG comes out, anyway.
*Nothing to do with my appearance in the Daily Mail.