MAINDEE – £1.49 PINTS AND CHICKEN MAN

Does it ever end ? This report on Wales, I mean, not EVERYTHING (that’s later). The bus from Caerleon dropped me off in a sodden Newport at 3.30pm, and I suddenly felt wiped out. Dunno why, it’s not as if I ever do anything. So, with apologies to Mr Murenger, I saved your pub for… Continue reading MAINDEE – £1.49 PINTS AND CHICKEN MAN

JUST MISSED FREE BEER IN CAERLEON

These Welsh posts write themselves, don’t they ? Back to Saturday afternoon. The bus timetables not being co-ordinated to meet the needs or pub tickers, I had 40 minutes to explore Newport indoor market before setting off for Caerleon. It’s quaint, but a bit lacking in the cheese department. A bit like Caerleon. Actually, plenty… Continue reading JUST MISSED FREE BEER IN CAERLEON

CARDIFF – BLACK EYE FRIDAY T-2

After a couple of days at home (or, more precisely, conveying gentlefolk back and forward between Addenbrookes) I drove my sister to Bristol for a meet-up with her eldest daughter, whose wedding near Helston you’ll all remember. I suspect we had some brother/sister chat on the way down (A14/M6/M42/M5/M32, travel bores). With the Aygo parked… Continue reading CARDIFF – BLACK EYE FRIDAY T-2

LIPSMACKIN’ CHEPSTOW

You’ll be delighted to hear that, following discussions between myself and our readers in Kent and Ireland, brokered by Kofi Annan, I have agreed to discontinue the weird “paint effect” filter. Instead, I bring you Chepstow in black and white, which I hope you like. Actually, it looked like a black and white town in… Continue reading LIPSMACKIN’ CHEPSTOW