Gadabouts

Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.
Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.


I’ve been called a lot of things but never a Gadabout. So Super Saturday was followed by Super Sunday. Who ventured out to a public house? I did Saturday afternoon but only to my local and we sat in the garden. 

Which reminds me of someone once saying “the walk to my local pub is only 5 mins but the walk back is 45 mins.  The difference is staggering!”

The White Hart in Little Waltham had an App upon which you can order your drinks and food and pay for it too and it is then delivered to your table. Very clever if you ask me. I can see that staying long after the virus has gone. 

Prices were hiked but that surprised no one I guess. The hospitality business has a long road to recovery and me and my pals convinced ourselves that we are doing our bit to help!

So who would’ve thought that what good old Sam Pepy’s had to say 350 years ago would apply again in 2020? 

Welcome to the new normal folks. 

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3 Responses

  1. Good comment from Samuel Pepys – his Diary provides a good insight into the behaviour of Londoners during the Great Plague of 1665. It was the Young men (isn’t it always) who behaved in this manner during what amounted to a lockdown during that period. It was the Great Fire of London the following year that finally put paid to the Plague. -Hmmm – could that be a solution to local Lockdown?

  2. I just love reading the diaries of Samuel Pepys. The account of him having a bladder stone – reputedly the size of a tennis ball – removed without anaesthetic still brings a tear to my eye. Several years later, in the face of the advancing Great Fire, what was his instinctive reaction? That’s it I’ll bury my parmesan cheese in the garden.
    Top top bloke!

  3. My bestie made me aware of this Pepy’s quote which I think is right up there;

    “She gave him a lambasting of which the likes he had never experienced before”

    I know of a few who would benefit from a damn good lambasting!

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