One of my venues for catching up with ex-colleagues is the small Staffordshire town of Kinver.  It’s only a few miles from the Black Country towns of Wolverhampton and Dudley, with the affluence of the many attractive villages leading out to the Shropshire hills. Kinver is worth a visit for its wonderful National Trust caves, and… Continue reading KINVER


  Coventry is one of those cities, like Stoke, that the rest of the UK seem to miss the merits of. I must visit Cov twice a year, though it’s 15 years since I last saw football there. I’m spending a day there now with Mrs RM, waiting for our boys to exhaust their brains… Continue reading COV


To celebrate City’s latest win at Everton, last night I walked to one of Cambridge’s newest pub gems, though by no means a new pub. The Blue Moon is the latest venture by Cambridge real ale legends Terri and Jethro, who also run the famed Cambridge Blue round the corner, and an excellent village pub in nearby… Continue reading BLUE MOON