I don’t what criteria the Cabinet will be using to decide when to start to re-open pubs and less important things, but I guess my lack of blog material won’t be high on the list.
Unless you want reviews of craft beer that tastes like old socks ? Thought not.
A year ago it was so easy.
To celebrate Dryanuary I made a round one hundred and one (101)
Dalmations trips to the pub in January 2020. I really did. When you realise I’d managed 1,128 trips in 2019 that doesn’t seem so unlikely.
” What a great start to the ticking year” I thought, “I’ll finish the Beer Guide at this rate and kick Duncan out of the Guinness Book of Records“. Ho, ho, ho.
A year ago I had such an embarrassment of riches to report that pubs like the Seaview in Falmouth had to share a post with other crackers.
This year you’d get a three-parter covering the Pedi, posh coats and corn snacks.
And some of the pubs I visited never even made the blog !
So you never read about Donna’s Ale House in Sittingbourne. Or the Star & Garter in Falmouth. Perhaps you’d like me to write about them now ? Again, thought not.
Looking back is a source of both joy and despair. Will I ever go in a pub with a specialist XTC jukebox again (where was this, I forget).
I could barely recall the Northumberland Arms, a Marple Bridge tick on a day I made the wise decision to skip the Manchester Beer Festival in favour of Holt boozers.
I’m missing proper seating (Mrs RM won’t have it in our new house), I’m missing the XTC rarities, I’m missing the bathroom sink dramas.
And I’m missing applying the lovely pink marker to the county page in the GBG.