Thursday, 20 January 2011

A New Year's Resolution

As I have mentioned before, more than once, I love walking. Walk, walk, walk. All over the place. I love it. At final count, I'd racked up 1,870 miles last year.

This year it is my ambition to walk with a purpose. No more aimless rambling for me! It is my resolution to involve as many pubs called Hare & Hounds as possible in my walks.

Why the Hare & Hounds?
1. There are a lot of them.
2. The first pub I went in, on my first real walk this year ('real' in the sense that it involved hills and a friend and a pint) was called the Hare & Hounds.
3. We will soon be entering the Year of the Rabbit, and Hares are as close to the theme of Rabbits as I could get.

Here is Hare & Hounds no.1:

This photo comes from Google Streetview. I didn't have my camera with me at the time - and to be honest, the weather wasn't this nice last Sunday. By the time we got to the pub it was pissing down.

Never mind! The pub was cosy, clean, friendly and thoroughly comforting. We didn't eat there, but the food looked and smelled gorgeous. Should you wish to visit yourself, it is in Simmondley Village, Glossop.

Hopefully I will have more Hare & Houndses to report on in the coming months. Please wish me success in the my brave and intrepid quest!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've all survived the festive season, and Santa has seen you right.

To be honest, 2011 is not looking too promising for me so far: new boss, new regime. It's grim.

No chat.
No laughing.
No happiness.
No motivation.

It's like being buried alive.

A bit like poor Rita in the Kabin, except Rita had choccies (albeit slightly dusty ones) within her grasp. And Rita was rescued within a few days - unlike us, trapped here in misery with no hope of salvation.