I visited the parents the week after The Completion, as much to make sure the Waterbeach takeaways were surviving as to check up on Mum and Dad. And I popped in to help Sis sell flowers and veg down the field, mainly by keeping out the way. That week after the Queen died, before the… Continue reading I KNOW WHERE THE ESB HAS GONE, SIMON
Both of the Waterbeach brewery taps were open that glorious Summer Saturday. My Dad was sceptical when I told him Pastore was one of the UK’s most popular new breweries, but Mum knows the mother of of the brewers and has kept that bottle on her windowsill. Pastore have some great bottle designs, which rather… Continue reading WATERBEACH WEISSE
A gorgeous August weekend spent at my parents contemplating the completion of the Good Beer Guide over takeaways and views of the sunflowers in their Waterbeach garden. The approach to Milton Brewery in the industrial estate across from the former RAF barracks soon to contain 10,000 new homes isn’t quite as glamorous, but their occasional… Continue reading MILTON BREWERY TAP – THE PINNACLE OF THE BREWER’S ART ?
I knew August was hot, but just look at the state of Waterbeach’s village green on my trip back to see my parents the week before the First Big Assault On The Highlands. I try to get back every week to see my Mum and Dad, staying till they get bored of me, which normally… Continue reading KEBAB NIGHT, WATERBEACH
I’ve been spending a fair bit of time “home” in Waterbeach recently. A man whizzing past on a bike shouted out “Congratulations on finishing the Beer Guide !” the other night (thanks Saimon), which cheered me up momentarily as I continue my come down from GBG completion (new one out in a week or so,… Continue reading THE “CUSTOMER FAVOURITE” IN WATERBEACH
Of the last 20 days I’ve spent 19 away from home, so the blog has gone to pot a bit. But fear not, fifteen (15) NEW Good Beer Guide reports to come, including this minor classic; But first, four days back “home” in Waterbeach to get my parents quadruple jabbed at an indoor bowls centre,… Continue reading THAT’S PASTORE
These posts get shorter and shorter. Next up, on my weekly trip “home” to Waterbeach, a rare return to my former local. Some things never change; the lights drawing you in, the 20 minute wait for the Chinese takeaway meaning you’ll get at least one pint in. I took Sis for a pint, just before… Continue reading THERE’S ALWAYS THE SUN
My weekly trip “home” to Waterbeach is centred on getting Dad out of the house so he can stock up on new seeds and socks at the garden centre in Horningsea, the “posh” village that’s about to get a sewage works from Milton. Residents are, understandably, thrilled. Leaving the door, Mum surprised me by saying… Continue reading PUBS v GARDEN CENTRES IN THE FENS
Back home on Thursday, to check my Dad’s remote controls are working and admire my Sisters burgeoning development on a field near the train line. Some greats pics on her instagram. Sis sent me a link to a Facebook page chronicling the many pubs of our village (copyright Andy Badley). Great work from Andy. As… Continue reading A NEW PUB FOR WATERBEACH !
I’ve been travelling back “home” to Waterbeach once a week to check up on Mum and Dad, each time seemingly an attempt to avoid being force fed baked potato and cake. They seem OK, considering, and my main task is taking Dad out to a new garden centre to but plants. If he’d started ticking… Continue reading A PLACE IN THE SUN