Popped into the Old Farmhouse yesterday. Pick your favourite, or a combination, of these reasons:
1. To have lunch and read the paper
2. To do important pastoral work with the staff there
3. To escape from under the feet of the cleaners in my house
The much improved and simplified summer menu is sensible, nice and not extortionate. Very good haddock and chips. Beer still an unofficially-designated disaster zone but that's Hall and Woodhouse for you. In case of libel please note, brewery lawyers, that this is opinion not fact. Badger, Hopping Hare and Tangle Foot; great names; poor product.
As I eased myself into the Guardian sports pages I noted that the music had a quiet, jazzy, ambient feel. Relaxing but not intrusive. It was Brian Eno. Genesis in Budgens; Eno in the pub. What will we have on in church?
(By the way I'm the vicar so I know; it's James Brown this Sunday at Trendlewood. How else can you celebrate a 'Feeling Good' theme?)