All that queuing and then someone jabs a needle in your arm! What is the world coming to.
Advent comes around every year, so it’s time for that most wonderful of things, my advent calendar produced by the wonderful Heather Continue reading
The world shutting down due to Covid has, for obvious reasons, somewhat curtailed this summer’s activities. Not a lot has been happening while this pandemic is brought more under control. We finally reached a point (at least for now) where restrictions were lifted enough, and Heather and I felt comfortable Continue reading …
A quick return to Rochester, for we were pulled by the gravity of the Moon Continue reading
We have a little pub crawl planned for —and by little I mean a crawl of the local Micropubs. There are two within walking distance of home but, more importantly, there are quite a few scattered along the route of the number 51 bus, starting in Sidcup and ending in Welling (or vice versa). And then a few more fairly easily connected to that, giving eleven (!) in total. To help plan I made a map:
- Hopper’s Hut*
- Hackney Carriage*
- Halfway House
- The Hanger*
- The Long Pond
- The Broken Drum*
- The Bolthole
- The Door Hinge*
- The Kentish Belle
- Bird & Barrel
- The Penny Farthing
* The 51 bus route pubs
(On a map)
We won’t be attempting all eleven, just five or six. I may (drunkenly?) update how it went.
Beginning with a Howling Hop’s House IPA in the Hopper’s Hut
Tanner’s Box O’ Frogs at the Hackney Carriage
Welcome to the Hanger
This winter has been a bit lacking in pretty light displays compared to normal (Enchanted Parks were cancelled—read unfunded—this year), so it was good to get along for the traditional visit to Canary Wharf Winter Lights.
We’ve seen before () so when we heard that Snowmen were coming for a display along the Thames of course Heather and I were going to see them. We got to take Heather’s Mum and little Evie with us too.
There’s a tradition that Heather and I visit Rochester each year. Normally we try and go around March time, or in the summer, but this year Heather’s foot trouble and operation had delayed us getting there, to the point we were getting worried we wouldn’t make it. We finally did Continue reading …
A short note because I’m still . The WAY Christmas dinner was a small affair at Pato Lounge. There was quite a bit of prosecco, some decent tapas starters, a good dinner and disappointing puddings.
I recently had to use up some leave and so had a week off work. Unfortunately maintenance to the drains where I live meant I had to be out of home for the first day. Fortunately this give a chance to head for the Science Museum