Our first day as Northerners. If you’re lucky I’ll tell you “Why You Should Never Move House, Ever”.
Two trips to Big Yellow Storage in Hillsborough, a big shop in Morrisons, and an unexpectedly arty walk round Kelham Island.
Kelham is a different beast to the rough industrial suburb we all remember from the 90s.
It’s all flats and foccacia and fold up buggies now
We’re 10 minutes walk (Mrs RM – 20 minutes as she’ll get lost at the Aldi) from this classic.
I actually did an 8 pub crawl of Northern Sheffield 3 months after the 2007 floods.
The pubs are having to show a similar level of resilience now.
I can’t see the world famous Kelham Island Tavern embracing Tier 2, even with South Yorkshire Scotch eggs and a pint a possibility.
But they are doing a decent takeaway trade, at the sort of prices that encourage irresponsible drinking in your underpants rather than safe drinking in pubs.
Sadly, I succumbed to the North Riding and the Blue Bee.
NEVER get Mrs RM a chocolate beer. You’ll never hear the last of it.