“You need to slow down, retiredmartin”
And that wasn’t even the whole of it.
With clusters of new GBG pubs now as rare as good news on the BBC, I only managed thirty-eight (38) new Guide “ticks” from 68 visits.
Just enough to clear Hampshire, Lancashire and Northumberland in this unexpected Indian Summer of GBG20.
Just for Duncan, here’s a sneak preview of The Spreadsheet.
Grief, no football or live music for six months now.
Despite the masks,
and the rules I continue to (accidentally) break, I still enjoyed the pubbing this month.
As always, pub staff are the stars, coping incredibly well against the odds. No more so than in Portishead;
PUB OF THE MONTH – The Ship, Portishead
Old School landlord, tremendous Bass, and some gorgeous walks.
Return visit of the month was to the Piper in less gorgeous Kettering, though I caught that in the right light.
BEER OF THE MONTH – Sorry Robbie’s, it’s Plum Porter in Preston
The big plan was to spend the autumn in a series of Highland Clearances, but Mrs RM’s non-stop work schedule and those family dramas of Summer scuppered those thoughts.
Frankly I reckons Wales and Scotland are best left till the virus has left; I’d hate to have to isolate for a fortnight in Carluke or Caersws. Or would I ?
So I’ll probably focus on trying to get as much of England done as I can before the new GBG21 plops on the doormat, hopefully before the plebs get it with my Priority status counting for something.