My blogging ritual can now alternate between earnest assessments of 1980s North Eastern pub guides, virtual crawls round closed pubs via Google Maps, and the highlights of daily Sheffield walks. If we were able to maintain this vaccination rate I’d get my first jab by the end of March. Hopefully in a giant Wetherspoons. We… Continue reading SHEFFIELD SLEEPS
No, it’s not a poll. I’m really not interested in which pub you’re be back in first. Knowing you lot, when you’re allowed back you’ll staying at home watching “Pretty Little Liars” on Netflix in your underpants drinking Caribbean Chocolate Cake Stout (8.8%). This question was posed on Blue Moon, the Manchester City Forum which… Continue reading “What pub are you most looking forward to visiting when the world is back to normal ?”
It’s great to see the vaccine roll-out proceeding at pace. Both our sets of parents will have had both Pfizer jabs by the end of today, allowing them to restart the full range of exciting activities open to octogenarians in Waterbeach and Tunbridge Wells. I haven’t received my Sputnik jab in the post from Sergei… Continue reading MY LAST PINT
Two days into Tier 2, and I have a magnificent ZERO new GBG ticks. Whether anyone can beat that is another matter. Duncan isn’t allowed to leave his Paisley patch, and BRAPA is stuck in Tier 2 watching Westerns. At the moment I’m otherwise occupied (details to follow), and though I have to pass through… Continue reading STEW, STEWED*
“Do you want to take me out for tea ?” said Mrs RM. You’re right, it wasn’t a question. Normally that means “Drive me to the Wrestlers for 2 pints and a Pad Thai“. But it fills up early at the Wrestlers, and football with fans was returning over the road at the Abbey, and… Continue reading TWO “SUBSTANTIAL MEALS” IN TWO HOURS – IT CAN’T END WELL
Mrs RM has just put the Christmas tree up. No, I lie, she’s put TWO Christmas trees up, having just bought a second. November is turning into a BAD month. No pubs since the 4th, of course, and my tentative plans to pop to Cornwall for a few quick socially distanced halves prompted an irate… Continue reading I’M MAKING A LIST, I’M CHECKING IT TWICE
Not a post as such, more a serious question ? When DOES lockdown end, exactly, and when can I go to the pub (any pub) again ? I know Tier 3 means pubs are closed and Tier 2 means pie and pint deals only, which only leaves me with a beer in Tier 1 (probably… Continue reading SO, JUST WHEN DOES LOCKDOWN END ?
And then the fun was over. Only now do I read that Waterbeach’s pharmacy-turned-cafe is now a pizzeria with Vedett (pronounced as in the Steeleye Span Christmas hit) on draught had finally opened that night. And closed at 10 the same evening. So I haven’t really got much to moan about. No pubs since November… Continue reading FOUR MONTHS OFF, FOUR MONTHS ON, FOUR WEEKS OFF ?
You left me on Platform 9 at Kings Cross. The National Rail website told me the 15:42 would be packed; it was a third full. By a miracle I managed to leave the train at Waterbeach, otherwise I’d have been back in King’s Lynn wondering where my house had gone. As you can see, I… Continue reading LOCKDOWN
We are in Lockdown. I know we’re in crisis, what with Man United about to replace Ole with Big Sam and other important stuff, but your prayers for pub tickers are appreciated. Where will we find blog material for the next four weeks ? Well, I’ve just spent a wonderful day walking round That London.… Continue reading HERE WE GO AGAIN