Review: The Parkers Arms

Social media can be blamed for lots of the problems in the world today. But last Saturday night, I was thankful for it, as I sat in a fantastic pub in the Trough of Bowland. I’ve followed the Parkers Arms on social media for quite some time. Their witty and honest posts on Twitter coupledContinue reading “Review: The Parkers Arms”

Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Dining in lockdown can be a stressful affair. Dining in lockdown in the staycation-packed Lake District is even more so. Which is why Charlotte and I drove the of the iconic A591 through the Lake District to head for a magical Sunday lunch in the Yorkshire Dales instead. As we passed abandoned cars, queues outsideContinue reading “Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh”

Review: Rudy’s, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham

I once described slices of pizza as crispy shards of joy. Or similar. Regardless of my choice of words on that day, my love for pizza has been long established. Which is probably why, a month or two after my first visit, I returned to Rudy’s in Birmingham rather than searching out another venue inContinue reading “Review: Rudy’s, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham”

Thanks

My last blog was particularly sad. It was written with tears in my eyes. For both my own benefit, and perhaps yours, I wanted to follow it with something brighter. We all know that a crisis is the true measure of any friendship, and what is clear from our experience is that we have someContinue reading “Thanks”

Back to blogging. Back to fitness?

Yet again, I’ve left it a little while since I last blogged. I’ll now try to make up for it – so I’ll probably blog half a dozen times in a week before I slip again. When I last blogged, I was talking about the impending Jennings Rivers Ride. Sadly the event was postponed, dueContinue reading “Back to blogging. Back to fitness?”