FEBRUARY ’21 STOCKTAKE. TOWARDS THE FINISHING LINE.

I was going to do a post called “A Sceptical Rat”*, describing our futile attempts to rid our garden of an alleged infestation reported by our neighbour, the small concern noted the other day.

James laid the trap, I complained about cruelty to God’s creatures, we set foot in our garden for the very first time since we moved. And waited.

No bite, yet. You can probably follow it on You Tube.

I ended February in better spirits than I started it. The Road Map for pub re-opening (and possibly less important stuff) was both disappointing and reassuring, with 12 April set as the date for lazy sessions in pub gardens.

No actual pubs in the month, of course, but I’m afraid there was beer, as Mrs RM decided she liked having blokes bring her coconut sour DIPAs after all.

Thanks largely to Mrs RM’s “essential” purchases, I did at least make it out a bit to enjoy some improved weather that had taken a bit of time to catch up with the righteous (me), though the snow was undeniably a bonus.

On the blog I’ve brought you pictures of closed pubs in Rotherham, Attercliffe, Abbeydale Road and Stocksbridge.

But otherwise it’s been Guess the Pub and takeaway porn. We finally found a Chinese takeaway to almost rival Waterbeach.

And you can’t imagine how happy that makes me.

Roll on the 12th.

*US – skeptical

10 thoughts on “FEBRUARY ’21 STOCKTAKE. TOWARDS THE FINISHING LINE.

  1. You do wonder at times how we evolve to different spellings. The variants are usually so unimportant you wonder why anyone would continue to keep them. I’m okay using a c or k. Aren’t most people?

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      1. Whisper it quietly, but Susie Dent of “Countdown” fame argues that the US spelling tends to match that current in the 1600s and that the UK spelling has changed since then, hence the variations now observed. On that reckoning it’s more “living in the past”, not “losing the ability to spell corecktly”. Makes a change that it’s not the UK living in the past!

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  2. “describing our futile attempts to rid our garden of an alleged infestation reported by our neighbour, the small concern noted the other day.”

    I’d call that a nosy neighbour.

    “we set foot in our garden for the very first time since we moved. And waited.”

    It doesn’t hold a candle to going for long walks. 😉

    “with 12 April set as the date for lazy sessions in pub gardens.”

    They couldn’t make it coincide with Easter?

    “as Mrs RM decided she liked having blokes bring her coconut sour DIPAs after all.”

    And this takes place while she lounges on a settee? 😉

    “Thanks largely to Mrs RM’s “essential” purchases,”

    Thank goodness booze is deemed essential!
    (or I’d be swimming to the Isle of Man!)
    (or maybe Florida as it’s closer for me)

    “But otherwise it’s been Guess the Pub and takeaway porn. ”

    I’m terrible at Guess the Pub; but porn on the other hand… 😉

    “Roll on the 12th.”

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Easter weekend. We’re making plans to go see our lads in Edmonton that weekend. (offers up a silent prayer)

    Cheers

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