Monday, 6 February 2006

Local news

Our local paper, the one covering Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the rural bits in between, comes out once a week. As the playground of the gliteratti Bishopsbourne news is always included even if it's just the latest flower rota at the church or something about the village hall. Last Thursday's edition carried news of a different kind though - news that will effect many people in and around the village. The Mermaid is to close for a week! I've known this for a while but I've been able to drive the news from my mind - this sort of stuff can lead to serious trauma so I have to approach the idea carefully and from an oblique angle. Anyway it's happening now so realisation is kicking in. The proposed work will make the little bar area where I often sit with a book larger and non-smoking. This week is okay but when the whole pub is shut next week I may need some support :-)

8 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

All the village round to yours for Guinness, then?

kat said...

One of our local pubs is being decorated. The decorators, who had been drinking all night, started work at 11.30 pm yesterday. The idea was that they would work through the night so that the pub could open again this morning.
:-) I don't know how well this went.

Nogbad said...

No booze in my house right now Lynne :-(

Kat - This isn't going to help! The builders are taking down walls and pillars, structural stuff, so the idea that the get drunk before doing it is a tad scary! Apart from the risk to life and limb there is the real risk to a vital community asset!

Bluefluff said...

When does this momentous event take place? Is there time to hit the supermarket for some emergency provisions?

Nogbad said...

The front bar is gone already but the pub is totally shut from this coming weekend. I hope you hit the link as it also shows some of teh other local news :-)

wv: mesaojet - the middle ojet rather than the macro or micro ojets

Bluefluff said...

Yes, it's a nice little site :-)
Are you off to play with the self-hardening clay at half term, then?

methel said...

What a wonderful link nogbad! transported me back in time visiting those villages and pondering about the doings of the 'wives club'... And of course you went to the Adisham 'Gentlemen's Book Club' on Friday to discuss 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' by Marina Lewycka didn't you? ;-)

Nogbad said...

You'll see that events are overtaking us! I can say that the vestigal Mermaid is still as snug and welcoming as always.

BF - self-hardening clay sounds dodgy!

Methel - No more? Lewis no more? Loch Arbour no more? Skye no more? Sorry - my brain is cross-wired for song lyrics :-) I haven't made the trek to Adisham but the way you've sold it............. :-)