CHOCOLATE, CHIPS AND GRAVY – BLACKPOOL JANE’S BEST BITS

The inspiration for starting this blog came from Pub Curmudgeon (I’ll do a best of Mudgie soon); the blogs I’ve stolen from are Life After Football (the joy of boozers), BRAPA (pub observation), Pubmeister (bad puns) and Blackpool Jane, who peppers her posts with everyday items like overpriced train tickets to Ipswich, weird flavoured chocolate… Continue reading CHOCOLATE, CHIPS AND GRAVY – BLACKPOOL JANE’S BEST BITS

AND I’LL NEVER LOVE ENGLAND MORE THAN WHEN COVERED IN SNOW

We didn’t get much snow in Waterbeach, the driest place in England, and it was a shock to wake up yesterday and see urchins sliding down the hill opposite our house. “They’ll catch Covid !” screamed Wonderful Walkley Facebook Group. “Get a life” replied Wonderful Walkley Facebook Group. “Don’t leave the house” said Mrs RM.… Continue reading AND I’LL NEVER LOVE ENGLAND MORE THAN WHEN COVERED IN SNOW

ANOTHER SUNNY DAY, SO I’LL MEET YOU AT THE CEMETERY GATES

Honestly. The weather up North has been decent. You’d expect nothing less from me. No-one else seemed interested in my Latest Lockdown (3) Walk to the Wardsend Cemetery on the Owlerton Industrial Estate, which should tell you a lot. My first venture into industrial Hillsborough, where views of the Don are vanishingly rare. I’ve only… Continue reading ANOTHER SUNNY DAY, SO I’LL MEET YOU AT THE CEMETERY GATES

LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL – THE STATUS QUO OF PUB BLOGGING

I love reading LifeAfterFootball, (aka BritishBeerMat) who has done more than anyone since Alan Winfield to give the humble boozer the prominence it deserves. Like the Quo, LAF stuck to the knitting; gorgeous photos of Proper Pubs retaining afternoon opening (Ed: are you sure ?) peppered with vignettes of pub life and obscure post-punk references,… Continue reading LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL – THE STATUS QUO OF PUB BLOGGING

HILLS & GROWLER-FILLS & BREAD CAKES – MY FIRST MONTH AS A NORTHERNER

I’m spending SO much time coming up with these blog titles. I’ve TOO much time on my hands; perhaps I need a job. This looked interesting; Sadly it was too much effort to read the Job Description, but I assume they want someone to walk round taking photos of closed pubs. Can’t imagine who would… Continue reading HILLS & GROWLER-FILLS & BREAD CAKES – MY FIRST MONTH AS A NORTHERNER