I think what gets lost so often is simplicity. Somewhere like the Vulcan, there isn't that much to do there. You either drink or you play darts or you talk and that's enough. I hate the fact that people come to places and say, "This place must change!" Why does everywhere have to hauled into the modern era in the name of progress? My heart always sinks slightly when I hear about somewhere that I've found solace in – a truly great pub – that has been taken over and been spruced up. So many of my favourite locals over the years are now thin approximations of what they were. And half the time, they're struggling to get customers in as they've lost the spirit of what made them great. Progress would change everything that I love about somewhere like the Vulcan, somewhere that seems to seep history through the very walls. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
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She said: 'It's a really beautiful lake down there in the castle. The only issue I've known in the past with the fishermen is they've had issues with people coming to steal the fish because they've got some lovely ones in there. … [Read more...] about Angler in his 60s dies ‘after yobs pelted him with rocks using a CATAPULT’ as he fished with his two brothers on lake in grounds of Kent’s 15th century Lullingstone Castle
And why this supersensitivity on the part of men? Kerner thinks men, particularly those in their 30s and 40s, already think they know it all. "I've been at cocktail parties where a woman has edged up to me to ask how she can get her husband to read the book, only to have him bowl up and tell me that he could have written it himself." It's not their fault, says Kerner, who blames lack of education and distorted ideas about "normal sex" derived from pornography, where cunnilingus resembles a bull attacking a salt lick, and couples have spontaneous orgasms after marathon sessions of coitus. … [Read more...] about The real C-word
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And to the two dozen kids playing football — complete with tackling and spitting — on Hampstead Heath in North London before the lockdown was eased. When I politely inquired why they were apparently breaking the rules, they told me they all lived in the same house. … [Read more...] about PLATELL’S PEOPLE: How could Dominic Cummings undermine his own boss so selfishly?