UNDERNEATH THE STARS. IN BARNSLEY

A year after her solo round-the-world trip ran aground at the first port (Waterbeach Dyke), Mrs RM is making up for lost time and collecting some cultural capital. Last weekend we were at Kate Rusby’s folk festival in the posh bit of Barnsley (I know you all though that was Wath). A chance for us… Continue reading UNDERNEATH THE STARS. IN BARNSLEY

BELGIAN BLUES AT THE BARNSLEY BAKERY

Seems I ruffled some feathers by suggesting that Mapplewell was Posh Barnsley, with its £10 burgers, £12 haircuts and pashmina subculture.  Clearly only our very own Pauline can definitively call this result, and I’ll be crowdfunding for her to survey the Old Bakery on our behalf. This is a another classy micro bar, some way… Continue reading BELGIAN BLUES AT THE BARNSLEY BAKERY

ELSECAR’S NO.1 KEG-ONLY PUB ?

On the Friday I headed to Sheffield to pick up James from Uni. It’s good to see him, but his return has slowed down our internet speed somewhat. On the way, a tick in the beer centre of the Yorkshire world. Elsecar looks great on the wall from the station. I’d call it “posh Barnsley”… Continue reading ELSECAR’S NO.1 KEG-ONLY PUB ?