The Official RetiredMartin guide to your 2021 “Staycation”

“What you giggling at ?” asked Mrs RM, inbetween giggling at something on Facefriend. She knows full well what I’m giggling at. It’s either Russ’s comments on my blog, a tweet about a kitten, or a mum on Mumsnet planning a holiday; It’s easy to forget that many Londoners (and it’s always Londoners) have never… Continue reading The Official RetiredMartin guide to your 2021 “Staycation”

TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 1 – TYNE & WEAR

It’s been an emotional run-through the Top 10 Counties. And here’s your winner (well, mine, your views don’t count, obvs). One of the smallest “counties”, but barely a square inch wasted (though the Boldons is a bit dull, unless there’s anyone there reading this, in which case the Black Horse is OK ). Let’s start… Continue reading TOP 10 COUNTIES – No. 1 – TYNE & WEAR

SUNDERLAND PART III – TAKING THE ROUGH WITH THE (JOHN SMITHS) SMOOTH

If I had unlimited time I’d snip that Huawei* watermark off these few photos.** If you don’t look closely you might thing it’s my copyright or something and be scared off nicking them, which you’re quite welcome to do (I don’t own the pubs or the people). As it is you’re stuck with our Chinese… Continue reading SUNDERLAND PART III – TAKING THE ROUGH WITH THE (JOHN SMITHS) SMOOTH