This weekend I did something remarkable. It was a thing I told myself a long time ago I would struggle to do, especially as I don’t trust the people of Wigan to social distance (see my previous blog). But alas, I am celebrating the day of my birth in a few days, so I took … Continue reading My Solution to Improve the Pub Trade
4th July - alas now dubbed our Independence Day (if you are reading this in America, this has always been your Independence Day, but we’ll scratch over that bit). It was previewed as the great uplifting of the humble bar; a revival of the simple restaurant, yet quite a few venues wisely chose to wait … Continue reading Independence day – how wasn’t it for you?
Remember that thriller of a TV show that used to come on every day, and that had us hooked? Yes, I mean the Daily Briefing led by the original cast of Boris, Chris, and Sir Patrick. Well, it seems to have tanked in the ratings and culminated in the broadcaster (otherwise known as “The Government”) … Continue reading Bubble Trouble
This week was a phenomenal one in Wigan. Nope, it wasn’t the infamous World Pie Eating Championships; nor was it Uncle Joe celebrating his two billionth mint ball (he actually already did that back in 2011). Instead it was the resurrection of the Big Mac, as McDonald’s drive thru reopened in the town for the … Continue reading Return of the Mac
It has become a weekly ritual for us all throughout the coronavirus crisis - the national synchronised clapping of hands and tapping of pots, although I found it very interesting that Annemarie Plas, the founder of Clap for Carers, has suggested that it should be no more. The NHS is a beautifully unique institution that … Continue reading No more clapping for carers
This is the disgusting result of an all-night party that took place on Saturday at Bickershaw Country Park in Wigan. This happens to be practically on my front doorstep, and I really enjoy being able to walk around the 'trail' for my socially distanced walks. Unfortunately, the park has seen a distinct rise in anti-social … Continue reading Lockdown? What Lockdown?