Thanks for all your ideas on blogging to keep me out of trouble. Some of them seem semi-legal.
Unlike folk in the plague-infected north I hope to move to some day (just as it enters Tier 4+ I expect), I follow those silly rules the 80 seat majority Government impose on us.
So I’m staying within the county boundary, reading National Geographics back to 1966 and NOT drinking.
And planning a triumphant return to the fray on the 2nd.
I’ve started another giant spreadsheet with my pub “wants”, like you used to do with Panini World Cup ’82 stickers, and scoured Facebook for clues as to opening times.
These are the first four counties.
Who knows where I’ll be able to go on the 3rd (if anywhere) but the temptation to do some Wales in the campervan before it goes to pot is very strong. I’ve left Baa Baa Toure in the van since Dereham and I’m sure he’d love Merthyr.
Goodness knows how Simon and Duncan are planning their Decembers; will it be worth booking that 6am train to London ?
Here’s a few unexpected highlights of GBG21 I might be tempted by;
KENDAL – SIX (6) pubs in one town, but NONE of the four pubs I’ve used over the years are in the Guide. This was the last pub I visited in Kendal;
If all six re-open in December that’ll be by first big night out.
HEANOR – Where ? What ? Two new micropubs put Heanor back on the GBG map. Not far from there to Holbrook for an emotional return to the Dead Poets.
SOUTHAMPTON – THREE new entries here as well, and one of them ISN’T a micropub. We demand an inquiry !
EARL SHILTON – I walked past the Shilton Vaults last year when the Constitutional Club got in the Guide, unaware I was walking past Bass. I need to remedy that error.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT – It does not exist.
THE ISLE OF MAN – Let me in !
Loads to look forward to. In theory.
As our Katherine would have it “December will be-he-he, ma-ha-ha-ha-gic again”
And don’t forget my birthday is on the 22nd. Anyone stops my birthday being anything less than brilliant is in big trouble.