I have read, but cannot find it today, that local Authorities do not like allowing a change of use for the last pub in a village to a dwelling because of the loss of amenity/community. Speaking, some time ago, to one of the main movers and shakers behind the purchase of a community pub, he … Continue reading When is a Pub Not a Pub
Heard some good and bad news. From the new owners of the Swan at Alderton they have said that the work to get the pub up and working is ongoing, but because of some unexpected electrical work it will not open until the spring. Good luck and we look for ward to a visit. Also … Continue reading Pubs
Reduce Speed, Save Fuel
We went for a post lockdown break away from the village. We booked well in advance but, unfortunately the break came in the middle of the fuel ‘crises’. Was it a crisis, or was it newspaper led madness. Yes, we have an issue with the lack of HGV drivers and there was a few petrol … Continue reading Reduce Speed, Save Fuel
So Near So Far?
Had a little smile this morning. It was six calendar months to the day, yesterday, since my second Covid vaccination, 23 April, so at the request of the nurse on the ad, I went on to the NHS ‘winter’ vaccination website and put in my NHS number. Now here is an aside, according to the … Continue reading So Near So Far?
Ugain Milltir Yr Awr
The current Welsh Administration has never struck me as particularly enlightened, but then I am quite unaware of most things political. Oh I do vote but that is probably based on family allegiances, which is how I think most of us started our political thinking, rather than any in-depth analysis of the election manifestos. I … Continue reading Ugain Milltir Yr Awr
Charlie and his Dig
A number of us trouped down to the WI Trust Hall on the 13th October to listen to Charlie Haylock who was billed as the man who taught Ralph Fiennes how to talk Suffolk. He was the language coach on ‘The Dig’. Charlie is a fabulous entertainer and his knowledge of language and it's roots, … Continue reading Charlie and his Dig
The Swan Still A Pub
Or it will be. I heard from one of the residents of Alderton, some time ago, that the Swan had been bought and would have been open but for some roofing work. They were so pleased it was not going to be turned into a dwelling which was one plan. I think that may have … Continue reading The Swan Still A Pub
Wow, Just Wow
Had a meal at the Sorrel Horse, the first since 2020 because of a number of reasons. I want to support the pub, but things have contrived against it for the moment, and another but, when I saw that they had a ‘stand in’ chef who was cooking Greek food I just had to attend. … Continue reading Wow, Just Wow
Clean Road Signs V Injury
I looked at the Shottisham Village Facebook page and saw a post about the PC recommending that Parishioners clean road signs. I found the request in the Village news letter and it made me smile and then quite perplexed. So I thought about Road Signs and the responsibilities in relation to them. Whilst writing this … Continue reading Clean Road Signs V Injury
Would You Associate with an Association?
I find that I spend too much time on Social Media, but when you are this side of retirement then there is only so much else to do. OK I can spend a lot of time in the garden, but any time in the garden usually results in the death of a lot of innocent … Continue reading Would You Associate with an Association?