Dressing up

So, a new year, a new you. I saw these three likely lads in a bar on New Year’s day. Sartorial options offered by all. Shall we favour the flat cap this year, or the fetching black but white-striped sneakers, or the one-piece? Punk lives on in many forms.

Noise in pubs

So, Kentucky says to me: ‘How are you supposed to eavesdrop on someone else’s conversation, with all this racket going on?’ ‘That sofa’s doin’ my head in’ a man on an adjacent table told his new girlfriend. Both were in their fifties. ‘Tread lightly,’ she said to him’, in Yeatsian …

Coxwold

We had feared the worst of the best: Theakston’s. However Theakston’s is now an independent again and a well-kept pint of their best bitter was a treat at the Fauconberg Arms. Pleasant staff, a place for muddy boots, and a real fire to send the steam rising off my sodden …