Back to the London GBG To Do map, and our furthest west pub this year; just for a change it’s NOT in Hanwell. Mrs RM is very proud of the fact she lived in Acton during her student days. And in West Ham, before she really slummed it in Hitchin, where she met me, etc.… Continue reading THE BEST PUB IN ACTON
Tag: The Swan
SWANNING AROUND BUXTON
Greetings from Weaste, the less posh bit of Eccles, where the WiFi is good and the Chinese takeaway makes an excellent job of recycling the local cat and dog population. Post 2 from Buxton, as Charles and I try to catch up with “Ye Olde Official Itinerary” and fail miserably. Again. This was the timetable,… Continue reading SWANNING AROUND BUXTON
A HURRICANE THROUGH STOURPORT ?
Just for our US of A readers today, a spurious Dylan/boxing/Worcestershire canal town mash-up. If Mr Zimmerman lived in Brum he’d no doubt enjoy pensioners days out to Stourport-on-Severn, which looks increasingly like Felixstowe without the sea (and depressed Ipswich Town fans). A great place for wandering along the canal towpath contemplating how best… Continue reading A HURRICANE THROUGH STOURPORT ?
No, Russ, not a spelling mistake (for once). Bang-up to date, an irritating little tick in Farnborough, a place famous for having more Harvesters and Beefeaters than people (2011 census). The OS map makes this look an extraordinary bit of the world; airports, museums, “Danger Areas“, the home of darts, rifle ranges and even… Continue reading FARNBOROUGH’S PRIDENJOY
IN ELLESMERE, ERRONEOUSLY
I wanted to bring you tales of Susan Tully and One Direction cover bands today (ten points for guessing where they’re from) , but circumstances dictate that I confess to a first-order cock-up. I know how much our US readers enjoy my misfortunes, following “locked in Victoria Park-Gate” and “Gatecrashing a Wedding-Gate“. I booked a… Continue reading IN ELLESMERE, ERRONEOUSLY