Now that i have your attention, Mrs Pinewood and I are looking to move house and would ideally like to live in a village environment, within a roughly 10 mile radius of Bury St Edmunds, Any of you reprobates on here have any reccomendations as to where would be a good place to take root. Must have a good pub or 3 and a local shop. Large village green optional...........and definately not Royston Vasey. Thanks.
Currently have 5 rows of Regent grape vines at a clients garden. Looks like a good crop this year. We generally get between 50 to 60 kilograms at harvest, but are finding it a tad difficult to find a wine producer to accept this years crop. Our previous ones no longer take them, preferring larger amounts. Anyone on here who could recommend a vineyard/producer who will still take smaller quantities within , say, 60 miles of Diss to produce some decent quality wine for him. Posting this more in hope than expectation, but TWTD often comes up trumps.
Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing. BBC2 at 8 pm. Wonderful, gentle program, some lovely banter and a bit of angling for good measure. Reminds me of bygone days fishing and chewing the cud with good friends by the riverbank 👍
Just read about Libby’s Uncle Dave on the food offerings thread, gave me a chuckle and wondered what was the best wind up folk on here have had played on them. When I became a self employed gardener, had been going for about 6 months when I received a call on a withheld number. The gentleman on the other end spoke with an Irish accent and asked if I would come to tend his large garden in the house he had recently moved into. I said I would like to come over to give him a price and asked for his name and address. Roy Keane near Woodbridge was the response. Said he would ring with sat nav details and suitable time later in the week. Feeling a bit smug, I eagerly waited for the call which came a few days later, and details were duly noted. Day in question came and off I set, only to arrive at Melton lakes car park, and a waiting committee of the missus and her family, one of whom had a bit of a talent for impersonating accents.
I look back now and think thank God it was a wind up.
Have booked a long weekend in the middle of August for a camping and fishing trip with the lad (20), got electric hookup, so we will be taking all the food and drink etc to cook and inbibe on site, 5 fishing lakes too so no travel until we come home. Have any posters been camping since the restrictions were lifted and apart from the social distancing and sanitising regimes in place, has it dimished the experience. At the time of booking last weekend, the facilities were open.
Woke up quite early this sunny day, Mrs Pinewood and i had black coffee in bed, went downstairs to let the dog out into the garden for a dump and went back to bed. Had the urge for a bit of slap and tickle, so gave her a gentle squeeze. Take me i'm yours, she whispered, so as we were getting down to some shimaneehoo, there was an almighty bang bang on the front door. so with a hop skip and a jump went downstairs, imagine my surprise when there stood a slightly drunk Glenn Tilbrook, who apparently got lost after an evening out with Brian Wilson. I never thought that would happen, so what a great start to our day.
This afternoon, Mrs Pinewood, her son, his partner and i found a lovely pub while on a nice ramble with the dog. There was a rather splendid outside seating area, so we sat at a bench, admiring the superb Suffolk scenery, and got into a conversation with a small group of elderly gentlemen at the socially distanced next table. Anyhow, one of the gentlemen in question was Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame, so, being the kind, generous soul that i am offered to buy them all a round of drinks. He seemed a little surprised and replied, "Round. Round, Get a round? I,ll get a round". We took him up on his kind offer, then he and his group left. God only knows if i should have insisted he let me reciprocate, but wouldn't it be nice if pub visits were always this eventful.
Sick of the politics, covid and all the other bollox, so been listening to some banging "70s glam bands i grew up with. A bottle of fine rioja and some loud sounds later, here are a few of this evenings tracks.