2020 IN REVIEW – FEBRUARY

Despite (inexplicably) having less days than January, February was almost as good, as I dodged floods and Storm Ciara.

Best view – The floods had left their mark in Shropshire,

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while Spring came early in Watchfield,

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and Stafford Paul arrived in Congleton with a plan that never quite made it to fruition.

Rather like Matthew’s fledgling career cutting the hair of hipsters in central Manchester. This is the pic that cheers me most; I stuck it in the calendar I do for my parents.

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Best pub Pelican, Devizes

Proof that the best fun, and often beer, lie outside the GBG.

The moment when the Young Ladies join the Old Boy for a joint rendition of “Life On Mars” was one of the GREAT moments; it almost got me through the next four months.

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The White Star (top) restored my faith in Liverpool as a pub city. Getting Bass in a John Smiths glass was the icing on the cake.

Best looking pub Royal Oak, Borough. As wonderful as ever, I thought.

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Runner-up – The Orange Tree, Chelmsford (also home to the worst swearing)

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Best architectureRuncorn, obvs

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Pub AnimalThe Eagle, Watchfield (bit of a cheat)

Best dressed pubgoersDuke of Sussex, Sutton-in-Ashfield

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And at the other extreme…. (guess the pub).

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(Wooden Spoon for lycra chic – Great Wishford)

Culinary highlight – Mushrooms on toast at the Glove Factory, Holt, Wilts

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with a firm 2nd place for Ramsbottom’s social club‘s artisanal offer.

Oh, and best blog title, this one.

Dave was enjoying my positive start to the year;

Would it last ?

6 thoughts on “2020 IN REVIEW – FEBRUARY

  1. “Best view – The floods had left their mark in Shropshire,”

    Little known fact; I had to lie down for 3 days for them to get that marker just right. 😉

    “and Stafford Paul arrived in Congleton with a plan that never quite made it to fruition.”

    That’s worse than some of Si’s scribblings!

    “I stuck it in the calendar I do for my parents.”

    Beats photos of him nude in the bathtub. 🙂

    “Getting Bass in a John Smiths glass was the icing on the cake.”‘

    That was a Bass???

    “(also home to the worst swearing)”

    I haven’t been over there… yet. 😉

    “Best dressed pubgoers – Duke of Sussex, Sutton-in-Ashfield”

    Pfft. Only because it was cold outside.*

    * – isn’t that a Christmas song? 😉

    “Best dressed pubgoers – Duke of Sussex, Sutton-in-Ashfield”

    My eyes!

    “with a firm 2nd place for Ramsbottom’s social club‘s artisanal offer”

    You really shouldn’t put ‘Ramsbottom’ and ‘art is anal’ so close together. 😉

    “Would it last ?

    You’re asking me? Sheesh!

    Cheers

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