I just had a chat to Matthew about the important things in life, like barbering and blogging. Matt has 3 weeks before he can start clipping again (join the queue), and is filling time in a clothing warehouse near the Etihad. I’m oddly proud.
“What are you finding to blog about ?” he asked.
“Oh, burnt-out pubs, Diamond wedding anniversaries, vaccination and trips to the tip“
He was impressed. I think.
Trips to “recycling centre” figure large in my life before the Glorious 12th. Mrs RM is generating a huge amount of garden waste and cardboard packaging in her attempts to win “Strictly Come Grand Designs 2021“.
That means 3 trips a week to the tip, which at least gives me a legal reason to leave the house. Let’s do Deepcar;
Any excuse for early ’90s breakbeat/hardcore; a favourite of BRAPA I’m sure.
I don’t follow many Twitter accounts but @Recycle4Shef is up there with @oldmudgie and @Gava1ar .
It’s your first stop for twice-daily data about queues for the tip.
Shirecliffe is the one closest to us; it really is a nightmare to get to. Deepcar, only 15 minutes away but too close to Stocksbridge for comfort, is a doddle.
No video of me depositing 3 tonnes of hardboard in a steel container, but some photos of pubs;
This is the Lowood Social Club, your perfect stop for a Bradfield Blonde after a walk along the Upper Don Trail.
But that’s far too pastoral. Instead, explore with me the gritty area above the sewage works,
And ignore the cartoon signage at the new Bradfield pub.
Tim Taylor Landlord at the Pen Nook though, if you make it up the hill.
As I definitely will.