Racing Cert

Yesterday was the second EOFY celebration for our Head Office in Theale…Someone had the bright idea of having ‘An Evening at the Races’ at Newbury Racecourse just down the road. It’s the perfect event for getting people back together. We had a meal in the restaurant with everyone mixed randomly on tables. No-one got left out. […]


The Red Lion

Our village ‘local’ reopens after over 3 years shut!

In 2018 the Red Lion in Peppard shut. The landlord just walked away. It remained untouched; a fully-licensed Marie Celeste, until my mate James called me to say the brewery were no longer looking for a tenant but wanted to sell the place…lock, stock and several barrels of very old beer.



Wine like milk

Vienna is the world’s best city to live in it said in the papers last week, and they banged on about the choirs, the orchestras, the architecture, the chocolate cakes, the fairground…Missing out the most important thing. It’s the Heurigen stupid. A genius idea every city would/should copy if they were bright enough. And had the climate. […]