I’ll leave the analysis of the Prime Minister’s Road Map to the experts, it sounded as depressing as we all expected. AND the Covid cases actually went up from last week. My Pollyanna status is under threat.
At least barbers can return on 12 April; perhaps they can cut hair outside in the pub “wine gardens” we read about that can re-open the same day. Will many pubs take a risk opening gardens for 5 weeks ? I’ll be scouring pub Facebook pages to find out.
I’ve no idea whether table service, outside or in, will be mandatory. You’ll know my views on table service, which are clearly shared by the Malin Bridge Inn (top).
Anyhow, at least we’re moving forward, bumps in the road notwithstanding. I’ve created my own Road Map for when pubs return. FIVE pubs within FIVE minutes walk of home.
For the purpose of Google Maps, the Blind Monkey IS home (59 seconds up the hill), and my starting point.
Followed up a Doom Bar in the Rose, something murky in Walkley Beer, a genuine pre-emptive tick in the Raven (aka Palm Tree),
and finishing up in the Florist.
Then I might finally feel I’ve arrived in Sheffield.