Yes, the only legal way to leave your house is for “exercise” and “essential shopping“.
Mrs RM has a more generous definition of “essential” than me. While the bulk of our food comes from the Iceland delivery man each Sunday (saving me mixing with the virus in Asda) we get to click-and-collect our bits of wood in person.
Saturday saw a trip to the (empty bar us) garden centre on the A57 where, despite my pleading, we didn’t come away with the warning sign,
or the mobility scooter.
No, just plants. Plants ! This is how it starts, folks.
On Sunday I was despatched to Dunelm on the Kilner Way Retail Park, which is exciting as it sounds. This Dunelm ISN’T as exciting as the one to the south.
10 minutes walk from the Wednesday ground, as you might have deduced from the parking charges.
What has happened to matchday carparks during Lockdown ? None of them have been converted to micropubs, at least.
This little suburb of shops and residential streets leading to the Don seems to be called Wadsley Bridge. Another of Sheffield’s 378 suburbs ticked off.
The 3 surviving pubs are functional but have livery to delight even the most jaded pubgoer.
No-one know what the Railway serves, but before it closed the New Inn was a Doom Bar stronghold, so perhaps there is hope for Sheffield after all.
Admit it, The Pheasant looks identical to the other two.
Elsewhere the old mills is now “stylish” apartments, apparently,
and the Trafalger serves a stylish Chip Buttie Special.
I’ve been oop north nearly 2 months and have yet to have fish and chips, you know.
It was bitterly cold on Sunday, so I cut short my exploration of the Police Dog Training Unit and leave you with the Art Deco flourish of Fletchers artisan (possibly) bakery.
I then stood outside Dunelm in the -2 (feels like -23) snowfall waiting to Click-and-Collect the following.
Honestly, is this all there is to life ?
Oh yes, there’s Danish craft beer as well. Believe it or not, the giant Sainsbury has one of the dullest collection of UK cans but 3 types of Mikkeller. But one of them is alcohol-free, and you don’t want to be taking Mrs RM back alcohol-free beer in 2021.