OUR COW MOLLY

I’ve been having weird dreams, just like in the Number 8 smash by Old Mudgie’s favourite sisters.

My hair will soon be that long, despite having a son who’s a barber.

Most of these dreams involve me working in an office (aaagh !), but the other night I rejoined the United Nations. Was this the right decision ? What will I have to do ?

Clearly I’m sugar-deficient or something. Luckily, local dairy Our Cow Mollie is an essential supplier so we returned to the scene of my rubbish 2020 birthday to stock up on chocolate ice cream.

Mere minutes from the edge of Sheffield suburbia, Mollie (below) produces award winning milk and 22 flavours of ice cream in small or big tubs. And she doesn’t eat toddlers, a bonus at half-term.

There was some debate locally whether take-away milk, ice cream and fudge brownies is essential, but luckily for Wonderful Walkley’s woke parents it’s fine to come here and queue politely for a machiato while your Millie mithers Molly.

Due to Covid, and Mrs RM’s unsuitable footwear, the footpath was closed.

With a litre of chocolate ice cream in the boot we couldn’t walk far, but we did stop to enjoy the delights of Loxley’s Wisewood Cemetery on the route back via Hillsborough. Note my unintentional art shot of the Admiral Rodney (Black Sheep).

The graves overlook the Rivelin Valley, and a 20 minute stroll gives you opportunity to realise that you’ve outlived half the people in Sheffield AND have a respectful argument about the difference between average and median with your son.

I could have done with a pint at the lovely Wisewood, though.

But beer and dairy products (I had the mint choc chip) don’t mix, particularly if you’re jogging.

19 thoughts on “OUR COW MOLLY

  1. Cows are dangerous, Karen was charged by a cow without udders recently. Don’t look into their eyes, social distancing strongly advisable. Of course this is where the lactose beer obsession leads. Hopefully an end-point. Do they do Growler fills of that ice cream?

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  2. Who won the argument about average and median? With all respect… I’m trying to decide who is more likely to know an accountant or a developer?

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  3. I suspect that the Admiral Rodney is not a Black Sheep owned pub. Black Sheep seem to have cleverly offered to redecorate the external facades of many Yorkshire Pubs (not sure of the commercial arrangements) and then badged them up as their own.

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      1. *cough* The Admiral Rodney served Black Sheep Bitter when last surveyed by WhatPub on 23/03/2017, but when visited by a reviewer from Pubs Galore on 10/12/2017 there was Sharps Doom Bar and Atlantic, and Abbeydale Moonshine. https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43027/ (Of course, the Black Sheep may have been only a temporary absentee.)

        And it is currently serving … nothing at all! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. According to their website https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/our-pubs/, Black Sheep only own four pubs: two that they acquired in York when York Brewery went bust; Mr Foleys in Leeds city centre, which didn’t reopen after the first lockdown; and the Black Sheep Tap in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. I think all those pubs in the Yorkshire Dales and elsewhere with Black Sheep nameboards and inn signs are the result of commercial arrangements with the owners, as suggested above. Quite a few of which have expired, leaving the seeker after Black Sheep Bitter frustrated.

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      1. I would have guessed they had zero pubs, bar their own brewery bar in Masham which looks like the end of the brewery tour but is free to enter.

        Mr Foleys certainly did the rounds !

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  4. “My hair will soon be that long, despite having a son whoโ€™s a barber.”

    At least you have hair! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (so do I but… my barber’s open) ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Was this the right decision ? What will I have to do ?”

    Cancel the Pandemic pandemonium?

    “Mollie (below) produces award winning milk and 22 flavours of ice cream in small or big tubs. ”

    Impressive! Most cows, you know, just produce milk. The actual ice cream is done further downstream, as it were. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “but luckily for Wonderful Walkleyโ€™s woke parents ”

    (gradual golf gong) — in the spirit of alliteration ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Due to Covid, and Mrs RMโ€™s unsuitable footwear, the footpath was closed.”

    Mrs. RM has our commiseration (me and the missus). We’ve been walking in the ‘back woods’ behind our house for the past 13 years or so, and it wasn’t until this year we hit on the idea of wearing… boots! ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Note my unintentional art shot of the Admiral Rodney (Black Sheep).”

    In the 2nd photo below, that angel looks like he’s doing an imitation of the Mannequin Pis. “AND have a respectful argument about the difference between average and median with your son.”

    AND have a respectful argument about the difference between average and median with your son.

    (guffaw!)

    “But beer and dairy products (I had the mint choc chip) donโ€™t mix, particularly if youโ€™re jogging.”

    Which is how I keep such a svelte form. Most desserts don’t go well with beer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers

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