TALES OF NICKED LUNCHES BY THE CAMBRIDGE SIDINGS

Speed blogging, as I’ve only got 29:57 minutes of free WiFi at our Saltash Travelodge. Just enough for these two Cambridge posts. You know how much we love homebrew made in a shed down railway sidings, but Calverley’s make magic beer; one of the blokes used to work for Batham’s. They’ve been spending the summer… Continue reading TALES OF NICKED LUNCHES BY THE CAMBRIDGE SIDINGS

NEWNHAM – ALL COWS, NO BULL

Back from Southend 1964 to Cambridge 2020, and my daily 59:30 minute walk round the University playing fields of Newnham, Grantchester‘s cheaper but no less proper sister. This was a pleasing walk, not because it’s exciting, but because it’s new. 20 minutes through the rapefields, a view to nothingness but a gorgeous smell and only… Continue reading NEWNHAM – ALL COWS, NO BULL

WATERBEACH CONTEMPLATES THE HEAD ON THE BEER

  It’s a shame the Southworths missed the chance to visit my local on their visit last year. When they, inevitably come back they’ll find Waterbeach a beery boom town village. Not only is The Sun deservedly back in the Guide and selling “interesting” beer, the Brewery Tap was serving Landlord this week, the White… Continue reading WATERBEACH CONTEMPLATES THE HEAD ON THE BEER

PRIDE DRINKING WELL IN EARITH SLUICE

Back home, a day’s rest before we finally charged up the campervan and took it out on an exciting Good Friday trip. Just up the road from Greater Waterbeach, but it’s a start. There’s a website that tells you where you can park your campervan overnight for nothing, as long as you don’t need electricity… Continue reading PRIDE DRINKING WELL IN EARITH SLUICE

COCONUTS

  A short diversion from chronology, though I only now need to bring you up to date with my “Birthday Bonanza” in Cumbria and Manchester, which will probably only take me three weeks with a bit of discipline. Having failed to make it to the Ruislip micro pub on Christmas Day due to the in-laws… Continue reading COCONUTS

A BLUE CHRISTMAS (WITH GREEN MARKER) ON MILL ROAD

Back at Taylor Towers we let BRAPA score our tea-making and showed him the plaque commemorating his previous visit. Being a nice chap he’d bought me a present that I unwrapped immediately, being anti-Christmas. Wow.  Bass ashtray and beer mat.  Stolen from Bridlington, no doubt. Mrs RM told work to “Do one” for the afternoon… Continue reading A BLUE CHRISTMAS (WITH GREEN MARKER) ON MILL ROAD