Wednesday, 3 December 2014

PRAISE OF CABIN CREW.

23-10-14. So i Bid My Farewell from Praha. Marcela Kindly Took Me to Praha Airport. For Early Morning Flight to Frankfurt. Only One Hour. Was Very Eventful Flight. Man Taken Ill. Passenger,s Not Behaving. Not Doing what Lufthansa, Staff. Were Advising Them To Do. Times Like this. You Understand What a Difficult Job They Have. Plus They Do Well. After Plane Lands on Airport Apron. Make My Way Across Airport. To Goethe Bar. Did not Get a Drink or Anything to Eat. Because of Incident. So Have Coffee, Plus Cheese & Ham Toastie. Very Nice it Was Too.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

GETTING STEAMED UP.

13-10-14. Spa,s are Pretty much Part of Czech Life. With Special People Associated with Teplice Too, More So. Being a Carer Entitled Me to a Free Spa Voucher. 1877, Glossop Road Baths, Location. Monday, Wednesday, Delegated Men Days. Booked in £10 Deposit. Returned After Your Session. Really Nice Friendly Staff. Wet & Awful Day. Questionnaire To Fill in. My Glasses Decide to to Give Up the Ghost. Arm Falls Off !. Comical Now. Cannot See !. Have Tour Round. What I can See of it. Three Steam Rooms. Increasing in Heat. Warned Not to Stay in To Long. First One, Could Have Stayed in All Day. Then Ice Room. You Can Rub Ice to Erase Dead Skin. Not on Face Though !. Cannot See. Do Not Want New Features Too. Second Steam Room. Good For Chests. Final Steam Room, Sauna. This Place is Good. In Old Days, Attended Sheaf Valley Public Sauna. Not Nice Customers There. Here Everybody is Fine. You are Left to Your Own Devices. Centre of Room. Palm Tree. Bringing Back Memory,s. Of Sheffield & Rotherham, Tiffany,s. Plunge Pool Too. Enjoyed Will Return. Maybe Also Having Indian Head Massage. Something I Really Lik
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

GOODBYE OLD FRIEND.

10/9/14. I Have a Difficult Relationship with Nottingham. Went with My Parents, When Young. To the Horse Racing. One Bank Holiday, Freezing. Then when Older. Saw Continental Hokej. Got Wet to the Skin !. Came Back From Praha - East Midlands Airport. Waited a Age for a Train Back to Sheffield. From Terrible Nottingham Railway Station. So Should Not be Surprised Now. Visiting Trent Bridge for Yorkshire,s Cricket Decider with Notts. After Leaving Rail Station head Down Station Road. Follow Sign Posts - Trent Bridge. Busy Road. Sudden Gust Of Wind from Nowhere. Blows My Beloved Sparta Cap off My Head, Over Wall. Hat has had Many Adventures, Over Many Years. Lost, But Always Found. No Return This Time. Overgrown Waste Ground. No Acess. So It is a Goodbye to a Old & Trusted Friend. Czech Break Next Month, will Prove Successful Replacement. Hot Day, So Have to watch Burning ( Head ). Get to Ground. First Viewing. Love the Flood Lights. Need Ticket & ATM. Notts Official Directs Me to the COOP, Across the Road. ATM Not Working !. One Down the Road. Begin to Dislike Nottingham. Mood Does Not Improve when Said ATM, Talks to Me !. Ignore it & Get Money. Purchase Ground Ticket & Enter. Yorkshire Had Good First Day. Won Toss. Decided to Bat. Made 319 for 4. A Lyth 122. AZ Lees 86. Sat in the New Stand. Row U, Seat 13. Score on 362. Balance on 99, Goes LBW. Same Bowler Keedy Traps Leaning for 42. AU Rashid Very Entertaining. Joy to Watch. Also Makes 42. Before Being Caught Behind by Wicket Keeper Wessels. In Lunch Hour. Outlets have No Sandwich,s or Pies. Most People Go Outside the Ground to Eat. Have Cheese & Onion Crisps & Greene King IPA. Not as Good as Lords or Taunton. This is a Cricket Test Ground, for Gods Sake !. Second Part of Day. We also Lose Patterson to that Pesky Bowler Keedy, for 17. To be Fair Keedy Bowled Very Well. People Moaning about Slow Run Rate. Yorkshire have the Table Points on the Board. Others Would Do the Same. In the Same Position. Love County Cricket. Yes Limited Overs Cricket is Very Exciting. But Playing in Coloured Clothing. Prefer Traditional Whites. When Leaving Yorkshire 490 For 8. Visit Trent Bridge Inn. Great Cricket Pictures. Love the Picture, Trent Bridge, Last Light. Sit at Table Across from it. Have Ham & Eggs. Plus Washed Down with Worksop Brewed " Lady Julia ", 4-3 abv. Walk Back - Nottingham Rail Station. Quick Train Back - Sheffield. Funny Train Conductor, Brightens Day !. Finish Day with Cheesecake, Cream & Ice Cream. At Local, The Old Queens Head. Drink Well Kept Butcombe 4-0 abv. Yorkshire Score Over 500. Then Get 4 Cheap Wickets. Sheffield Born Joe Root Captains Again. When at Lords. Some How Lost. Under His Leadership this Time, We Will Win. Win the Title. Which We Deserve. This is a Very Good Yorkshire Side. Plus a Privilege to Watch Them.

Friday, 4 July 2014

12 TH MAN. MAKES CRICKET.

1-7-14. After Amazing Chinese Take Away. Plus Gripping World Cup Football. Meet My Sister,s Friend at Bumble,s. For Coffee & Conversation. Continue to 12 TH Man. New Bar, connected to the County Ground. Drink Thatcher,s Gold. With My Sister. Outside with View,s of the Riverbank. Leave My Sister. For the Championship Match. Between the Griffin ( Somerset ). And the Old Enemy, Red Rose ( Lancashire ). Third Day, Lancashire Made 266. Paul Horton 140. Somerset Replied with Icon Marcus Trescothick, Century. Lovely Setting to Watch Cricket. Venue of Ian Botham, Caddick & Viv Richard,s. Arrive to See Peterson go for 73. Then the Great Man caught by Croft. Off the Bowling of Smith. Made 128. Somerset then get Bogged Down with Good Bowling from Smith & Spin from Kerrigan. Good Knocks though by Trego & Gregory. Even Better Knock by Captain Fantastic Craig Overton. Deserved a Century. Went for 99 !. Great Memory,s Though. Ball,s Knocked Out of the Ground. Heading for the River. The Fisherman maybe Getting More then He Bargained For !. Drank St Austell Tribute. Plus a Lovely Cornish Pastie. Match Finished in a Draw. With a Good Score from Lancashire,s Croft.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

LONDON CZECH.

22-5-14. Make My Way Back to Bayswater. Go to the Bayswater Arms. Very Busy. Small Room. Though Tables Outside. London Brewery, Portobello. Have London Pilsner on Tap. Brewed with German & Czech Hops. Must Say. Was Very Impressed. Smooth & Enjoyable Drink. See Early Election Results. UKIP Make Big Gains. Next Morning Suffering. Manage Scrambled Eggs on Toast. M1 is One Huge Traffic Jam. On Way Back.

Monday, 26 May 2014

PRE CZECH TREAT.

22-5-14. Bayswater one Stop on Tube. Before Nottinghill Gate. When Coming from the Slovak Embassy Last Year. Wanted to Visit the Churchill Arms, 119 Kensington Church Road. London W8 7LN. Was Full Then. Always Is. A Good Sign. Needed to Eat Before Attending the Czech Embassy. Just Round the Corner. Drink Fullers ESB Beer. Rear Of Bar. THAI Food Served. Nice Setting. Have Prawn Kaeng Kiew Waan. Green Curry. Cooked in Coconut Milk. With Bamboo Shoots, Thai Herbs & Boiled Rice. Was Very Good. Many Celebrity,s Attend this Bar. Do Not Know About That. Though i can Vouch for a Great Bar Atmosphere, Beer & Food. Finish My Drink. Ready For the Evening Ahead.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

HOT DOG - RAIN STOPS PLAY.

21/22-5-14. Joined Pointing Dog, Ecclesall Road. Nice Hot Day. Good Reports on Pump Krusovice. Waiter Cannot be Bothered to Tell Me. Nothing on Pumps. Not a Good Start. Nice Waitress later Explains. Drink Bottle of Good, St Austell, Korev Lager. Food Looks Top Class. What a Difference a Day Makes. Catch Train to London. Book in to Kensington Gardens Hotel. Bayswater. Heading for Bar Prague. CZ v USA Hokej Game. No Such Luck. Get Caught in All Mighty Storm !. Retreat to The William Blake. 174 - 180. Old Street. Large Area Bar. Drink Fullers London Pride. Rain Stopped Play at the Oval. England in One Day International are 101 For 2. Dry Out.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

TUBE WALK.

29-4-14. Had Good Continental Breakfast. Hot Croissant. Boiled Egg. Orange Juice & Coffee. Tube Strike. Decide to Walk to Victoria Coach Station. Bus,s Full. Traffic Grid Locked. Leave Hotel- Kensington High Street. Continue - Sloane Square, Sloane Avenue. Finish Walking on Pimlico Road, then Buckingham Palace Road. Have Some Spare Time. Traveler,s Tavern. 4 Elizabeth Street. SW1W 9RB. Good Pint of Fullers London Pride. 4-1 abv. Meals Look Good. Already Bought Sandwich Though. Leave to Return Journey Back to Sheffield.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

SHIKARA.

28-4-14. Leave Lords. Tube Strike Starts 9 pm. Go to Foyle,s Book Store. Building Work Near By. Seem,s to Go on Forever. Have Long Book List. End Up with One Only. Last on List " Kepler ", by John Banville. Book in to Villa Kensington. 10-11 Ashburn Gardens. London SW7 4DG. Good Location, Gloucester Road. Good Double Room, on Ground Floor. Hungry Now. Because of Tube Strike. Intend to Keep Local. Was Going to Cromwell Road. I Do Market Research Before Hand. Had Seen Shikara ( Mentioned ) 21 Bute Street. London SW7 3EY. Stylish Indian Restaurant.Obtain Window Seat. Begin with Vegetable Samosa with Salad & Pickle. Nice. Main Prawn Dupiazi. Cooked with Onions, & Boiled Rice. Try Peshwari Naan. Sweet Naan with Almonds & Raisin,s. Finish With Coffee. Good Meal. Enjoyed. Return to Base. Listen on Radio to Comprehensive Arsenal Win over Newcastle United.

Friday, 2 May 2014

TERRY LORDS IT.

28-4-14. After Good Train Journey Down to London. Catch Tube to St Johns Wood. Enter the Home Of Cricket. Lords. Second Day of the County Championship game. Between Middlesex v Yorkshire. First thing I have to Say. What Charming & Friendly . All Lords Staff are. From the Gate People to The Bar Staff. Plus the MCC & Museum People. First Day Yorkshire Bowled Out for 178. Middlesex Ended the Day Minus Three Wickets. Watching Cricket Here is Fantastic. Makes Good Theatre. Yorkshire Bowled Middlesex Out for 123. Before Lunch. Sidebottom in Full Flow !. Lunch. Nice Cheddar & Chutney Sandwich. Washed Down with Good Oyster Stout. Second Part of Day Opens with Traditional Bell Ring. Go to the Cricket Museum. Exhibits on Cricket in the War Era. Collection of Cricket Ties. Gillette Cup Winners Bat Signed by the Famous Players. Sunil Gavasker,s Custom Made Helmet. Made 188 with it !. Great Blown Up of Wisden 2013 Photo Winner. Sums Up Well the Indian Passion for Cricket. Stature of William Grace on MCC Lawn. Chat to Nice MCC Steward. Yorkshire Boss Afternoon. C Lyth 54, A Z Lees 33. When I Left Sheffield,s Own Joe Root 17 & K S Williamson 16 Not Out. Lovely Day. Enriching.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

FOR LOUIS.

Attend Concert at Sheffield City Hall. The Halle. Jamie Phillips Conductor. Before Concert have Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Klosterbock. Brewed in Bavaria, Germany. Red, Brown full of Flavour Beer. 6-5 ABV. Have Seat in Circle Wings. Interesting as Some Orchestra Members come out Earlier then their Colleagues. Jamie Phillips, Assistant Conductor. Musical Director of the Halle Youth Orchestra. Leads Tonight Performance. Concert Begins with Berlioz Overture : Le Carnaval Romain. Two Ideas from the Composer. Overture & Dance from the Roman Carnival. Though his Early Opera Benvenuto Cellini. Was Not Well Received. He Did Rescue Something with this Overture. Music is Light. Enjoyed. One of the Main Reasons i Wanted to See this Concert. Is the Second Piece. Beethoven Concerto NO 3. Piece Dedicated to Prince Louis Ferdinand Of Prussia. Played by Soloist John Lill. Seventy this Year. Heard John on the Radio. Preforming the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 3. At the Southbank. His Birthday Concert. Interested in his thoughts. That you Learn more things about Individual Musical Pieces. With Age, Hear More things. Plus He Feels there are Too Many Musical Competitions. Though Ludwig was Blown Away by Hearing Mozart,s Piano Concerto NO 24. This is Very Good. When Composing this was Very Down. Because of His Deafness. Been Reading about Beethoven in Praha. In a Novel. Fascinating Stuff. John Does a Great Performance. Especially When Just Himself Playing. Captivating. Was Well Received by the Audience. Interval Taken. Second Half of Concert. Is Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6. " Pathetique ". Heard this at the Rudolfinum, Praha. By the Ceska Filharmonie. Was Memorable. Piece Very Sad. Contemplating Your Life. The Early Years. The Glory Times. Then the Ending. Man with The Cymbals. Enjoying His Part. At End of Concert. Sounded Like Somebody Broke Down. Music is a Very Powerful Force.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

SECRET NO MORE.

4-1-14. Arrived at Billed Birmingham,s Best Kept Secret. Barton Arms. 144 High Street. Aston. Birmingham. Home of Peterborough Brewery Oakham Ales. Drink Excellent Oakham Inferno. 4-0 ABV. Lovely Looking Victorian Bar. Wood Paneling Around Bar. Bar Full. Nice Food Smells add to your senses. Time for FA Cup Match. Sat in the Upper North Stand, at Villa Park. With 6000 Fan Contingent. United Make it Difficult for Villa to Break them Down. Murphy Scores for Blades, off a Deflection. United make Half Time. One Nil Up. Second Half. Villa Substitute Helenius Gets a Lucky Break of the Ball. To Level the Scores. Though United are not to be Denied. Murphy Scores Winner. To End Any Game. Blades Fans Go Delirious. Do Feel Sorry for Friend Michael a Big Villa Fan. Head Back to Birmingham City Centre. Drink at the Post Office Vaults, New Street. Special Occasion calls for Browulf. Grenels Winter Ale. 5-8 ABV. Finish with Hop Back. Red Ember. 4-6 ABV. Good Idea of Glass in Front of Pumps. Small Amount Of Beer. So You can see the Colour & Consistency. Catch 19-30 Train from New Street - Sheffield. Blades Fans Sing All the Way Home back to Sheffield. Great Day.

Monday, 6 January 2014

MAGIC OF THE CUP.

4/1/2014. Third Round Draw of the FA Cup. Paired the Blades with Premier League Aston Villa. Set Off by Train - Birmingham. Uneventful. Apart from being Locked in Train Compartment. Jolly Jape, By Blades Fans. Escaped, or i would have gone to Reading !. Met Good Friend Michael. In the Wellington, 37 Bennett,s Hill. Birmingham. Blades, Villa, Baggie & Palace Fans Mixed in Good Humour. No Hint of Trouble. Highlight of Bar. Electronic Board. Listing Brewery,s, Beers, & Type. All Beers, are Well Kept. Big Selection. Drank Local, at Reduced Price. Black Country. Pig On The Wall. 4-2. ABV. Saltaire White Christmas. 4-5 ABV. The Upstairs Bar. I had Purity. Mad Goose. 4-2 ABV. Also Available on Tap. CZ Krusovice. Regular Stated it was Good. NHL Fans Boasting their Brand of Hokej. My Czech League Allegiance does not make Me Feel Inferior, in My Opinion. Good Standard !. Leave for Bus to Aston.