Mrs RM had spent 9 nights in Royal Tunbridge Wells solving family dramas so was grateful when I came to drive her home, particularly as the in-laws toilet was broken and the outside privy had been decommissioned in 1972. It’s a four hour journey from Kent to Sheffield, so Stamford is a decent half-way stop… Continue reading TEA IN THE TOBIE NORRIS
I met Matt for breakfast at the Koffee Pot yesterday, and the conversation covered the usual topics; trade in central Manchester, how lovely it is that Boris has sired another child, and who the most rubbish Spotify Wrapped. He asks me if I’m up-to-date with the blog. Well, this is last Thursday, so not bad… Continue reading ST MARTIN GOES TO ST MARTIN’S
On (I read) the hottest March day since before BRAPA was conceived, I headed down to chat to Mum and Dad in a field. Oh, and to take them some of Mrs RM’s chocolate cake that she’s not allowed to eat. It’s MUCH busier on the dual carriageways this week, as the good people of… Continue reading A STAMFORD STOP
It’s a fortnight since I left the village, 3 weeks since I left the Fens, and I’m missing those long drives up the A1 belting out Julia Jacklin and Bruckner on the way to The North. Roads are so quiet I could be in Stamford in under an hour, unheard of 6 months ago. The… Continue reading ON THE (MIDDLE)MARCH IN STAMFORD
Beer festivals aren’t killing pubs, Richard, it’s evil CAMRA members who do visit pubs but don’t put NBSS scores into What Pub (guilty), thereby devaluing the whole Beer Guide selection process and the promotion of quality over quantity. That and beer festivals. I’ve just submitted my score for the Tiny Rebel Beat Box at the King’s Head… Continue reading STAMFORD – ANOTHER NBSS 4.5 !!!!!
My sympathy is with all those affected by the recent and ongoing floods. The main new item on European news stations while I was abroad over Christmas was the impact on York, and neighbouring Tadcaster, with its iconic Sam Smiths brewery, seems to have been particularly affected. There have been reports about stocks of Old Brewery… Continue reading SAM SMITHS OBB SAFE IN STAMFORD