WILL BARBERS HEAD TO CHESTER ?

It’s a busy time in retiredmartin Towers.

My first jab yesterday, Mrs RM has hers Thursday (just in time for pub gardens, I reminded her), carpets laid, elder lad moved home last week and started a job today, and younger sun keeping busy till barbers are back on 12 April.

If only he lived in Chester rather than Ancoats.

Then he’d be able to walk over the Welsh border and start cutting hair today, as the devolved administration starts to outpace the UK Government on things that matter (don’t get any ideas, not pubs).

He could set up a mobile unit on the self-explanatory Boundary Lane* and infuriate local barbers by offering proper Manc cuts to Welsh and English lads alike.

Then he could pop into town and follow his father in admiring the city’s tourist highlights. Like the Olde Cottage,

and the Sam Smiths pubs that I’ve never actually found. I fear their gardens may be a little limited.

HE won’t, but I bet a few scousers will. Good to know we’re still a United Kingdom, eh ?

*The Blues Bar at Chester FC is literally on that boundary; I believe the lone handpump dispensing Spitting Feathers is on the right side of the line while the keg is on the other.

20 thoughts on “WILL BARBERS HEAD TO CHESTER ?

  1. Both Sam Smith’s pubs are within 5 minutes walk of the final photo above. One is on the Rows where the photographer took the photo standing and one is in Watergate down the hill in the direction where the pedestrians can be seen walking.

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      1. B,
        I’m not surprised about hogsheads in the Boot.
        I was sat in there for about an hour one reasonably busy afternoon and noticed one person, probably the landlady, efficiently serving about sixty customers are realised how much more profitable, even at ยฃ2 a pint, that was likely to be than Duttons with at least several staff on and maybe fewer customers many of them ordering meals.

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  2. “Mrs RM has hers Thursday”

    She beat you to it? I thought the whole purpose of her agreeing to drive you was to sneak in a jab herself? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “elder lad moved home last week ”

    For a moment there I thought you meant that he’d moved back in with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    “and younger sun keeping busy till barbers are back on 12 April.”

    Do you call him ‘sun’ because he’s so bright? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “Then heโ€™d be able to walk over the Welsh border and start cutting hair today, as the devolved administration starts to outpace the UK Government on things that matter (donโ€™t get any ideas, not pubs).”

    So, you can get your hair cut but can’t see a dentist?
    (where my sister lives in Ontario it’s the bloody other way round!)

    “He could set up a mobile unit on the self-explanatory Boundary Lane* ”

    Ah. A bit like Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/countries-stay-locked-us-canadian-border-communities-struggle/story?id=74723130

    “Then he could pop into town and follow his father in admiring the cityโ€™s tourist highlights. Like the Olde Cottage,”

    Good luck with that happening. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    “I fear their gardens may be a little limited.”

    Blimey. Looks a bit like the inspiration for ‘A tree grows in Brooklyn.’

    “Good to know weโ€™re still a United Kingdom, eh ?

    Yes but… united in what? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers

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    1. On vaccinations, Russ, it’s odd. I had mine on Sunday (see “Jabbed”), but only because I travelled 30 miles to Wakefield to get it early, otherwise I’d have had to wait till 29 March to have a jab on the edge of Sheffield.

      Mrs RM (next age group down) got an invite to book her jab yesterday (Monday), and the church up the road had appointments in 3 days time !

      I think we’ve upped the programme significantly. All good.

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      1. “I think weโ€™ve upped the programme significantly. All good.”

        Definitely doing better than my province. They started jabbing those over 90 last week so I could be a while yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Cheers

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