“Listen to your wife”

Mrs RM really is an extraordinary human being. Just being able to make it back up Whitehouse hill deserves an award, but she’s also just alerted me to this post tonight on Wonderful Walkley;

Sadly, I’d just come back from that recycling centre and not seen anything except a huge pile of cardboard that the vegan lefties round here are too weak to fold up and put it in the bin.

But I was thankful to Mrs RM for her concern for my sensibilities, and for instructing me to stop at the a cafe-cum-micro on our Tuesday stroll through Bole Hill and Crookes towards the Rutland Hotel, where my treasured in-laws will be spending TWO (2) weeks this summer. I may be out that fortnight.

I wasn’t keen on stopping, but “That looks good” is code for “I need a wee” and you know better than to get in the way of Mrs RM and a powder room, I can tell you.

So here’s ALL THE PUBS IN SHEFFIELD ON FOOT No.8 The Early Bar, Crookes

The chatty bloke in the Closed Shop had praised this place, and though there’s only a few tables on the pavement it was cosy and spacious.

I followed the BRAPA rule, and picked a table reserved for a famous TV chef with a view inside.

Lifted” by The Lighthouse Family was the soundtrack, Dortmunder Union seemed to be the beer of choice, and why not ? But the chap on the high table made our decision for us;

“You got Pale Rider back on ? It’s lovely.”

ALWAYS have what the locals have. And a huge piece of yummy carrot cake and flat white.

Mmm, that’s the best beer so far“, said Mrs RM, skilfully swapping my beer for her coffee, which was equally high quality. By “so far” I assume she meant since 12/4 rather than that morning.

Listen to your wife !” she demanded, making it sound like there was a choice.

A high quality place I bet we stop at again soon.

Meanwhile, the wait to re-acquaint myself with the Noah’s Ark goes on…

14 thoughts on ““Listen to your wife”

  1. With all the CCTV in the UK it’s pretty amazing that behavior hasn’t changed. Unless in the old days there would have been more cars parked there.

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  2. ““Listen to your wife””

    I’d love to. But she’s not bloody here.
    (mind you, I’d rather not be where she is all things considered – surrounded by oodles of relations) 🙂

    “Just being able to make it back up Whitehouse hill deserves an award, ”

    No comment.

    “but she’s also just alerted me to this post tonight on Wonderful Walkley;”

    (peers below) No comment!

    “Sadly, I’d just come back from that recycling centre and not seen anything”

    Aye, aye. 😉

    “where my treasured in-laws will be spending TWO (2) weeks this summer. I may be out that fortnight.”

    LOL. See my first comment. 🙂

    “I wasn’t keen on stopping, but “That looks good” is code for “I need a wee””

    I may have to incorporate that on my walks with my darling wife.

    “and you know better than to get in the way of Mrs RM and a powder room, I can tell you.”

    Or a table! Or the bar! Or… 😉

    “I followed the BRAPA rule, and picked a table reserved for a famous TV chef with a view inside.”

    (slow golf clap)

    “ALWAYS have what the locals have. ”

    Which explains why the ‘local’ recently didn’t go with your suggestion?

    ““Listen to your wife !” she demanded, making it sound like there was a choice.”

    No comment! (LOL)

    “Meanwhile, the wait to re-acquaint myself with the Noah’s Ark goes on…”

    It never hurts to have something to look forward to.
    (he says, counting the days till he sees his wife again) 😉

    Cheers

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      1. Phew!

        Especially since the comment regarding the ‘local’ not going with your suggestion actually happened to BBM! (blush)

        Cheers

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  3. Back in my student days, a friend and I were walking back to our lodgings, after staying late to finish off some course work (that didn’t happen very often). It was sometime in June, and dusk was starting to gather.

    We walked passed a solitary car parked close to Peel Park, when we couldn’t help but notice (and hear), a couple going at it hammer and tongs on the back seat.

    We did a quick double-take, before moving swiftly on. It did make us chuckle though! Kentish Paul.

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  4. I like the blackboard on table thing for bookings -you know exactly where you stand. At our local pub last week some tables were apparantly booked but not obvious so folk were sitting at them only to be moved on -made me so annoyed when there is such an easy solution. My lad lived in Crookes for a while -sadly we were never invited to explore it ,so I am enjoying reading about your adventures ! On the subject of your in laws visit – 2 weeks -blimey !

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      1. We are hoping that our lad may buy a house 5 mins from us -a new development (which we moan like mad about because it used to be farm land & the noise from the site ,in our garden is appalling ) but some good might come out of it ,if he is able to buy one ! Unfortunately houses seem to sell within minutes of coming on the market ,so we will have to see-it is a difficult time to be buying

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