Wait until next year

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Mass Observation

Two men at bar

This is an exercise in pub Mass Observation, as part of Boak and Bailey’s challenge for The Session, asking bloggers to “take a notebook to a pub or bar — any one you fancy — and write a note of what you observe”. Read the rest of this entry »

Advent Calendar 2014: Day Fifteen

Smoking area outside pub

Funny to think that smoking used to be allowed in pubs. I remember the scaremongering when the ban came in – the predictions that nobody would go out, that every pub would close and the world would fall apart. This, of course, didn’t quite happen. I remember the early days of the ban when we all realised that without the fags pubs are really horrible, smelly places. Now the better pubs aren’t so smelly, and the bad pubs can be sniffed out, quite literally, within moments. Read the rest of this entry »

Advent Calendar 2014: Day Six

Empty table with Christmas decorations dotted about

I hope if you’re Christmas shopping today you find a place of refuge amid the noise and hustle and bustle and stress. Read the rest of this entry »

The World Cup – Not long to go now folks!

Excitement is building in the Wait Until Next Year household. The World Cup, four years in the waiting, is nearly upon us! I’m sure I’ll be ramping up the posts in the ‘proper’ build-up, and, of course, during the tournament itself. However, I thought it was worth spilling my brains out (only in a metaphorical sense, naturally) and list a few of the things I’m looking forward to: Read the rest of this entry »