Trepidation, indeed, Chris - Alan Smith’s lifestyle is not representative of the vast majority of people. The title is ‘Food & Drink’, but over 80% of what he promotes is drink and, other than the Pumphouse, there is little mention of food. Food prices are very much the same as they’ve been for some time and the larger supermarkets do have a lot of local products. It’s not at all a balanced view.
Not just my opinion Malc, having known that particular person for 30 years I know when to avoid. We've known George at the Pumphouse for years and I was surprised he even let Mr Smith through the door. The man is a complete a******e as I said and is well known for it. If you enjoy being somewhere where you are likely to be verbally abused and assaulted when he has the drink taken fair play to you. Personally having experienced it, I don't, and neither do many others who have known Mr Smith for years.
Accepted Malc - and I was being sarcastic when I said it was a good reason to stay away from both. I'm not a fan of Oscars, never have been, but if I was, and saw him in there, it would be a quick U-turn. The Pumphouse we've been using on and off since time began but again - if I saw him in there with his 'oppos little Al and the other one whose name I can't remember, same thing - U-turn. Mr Smith knows full well my opinion of him, and has done for years, and no amount of crawling and fake apologies by him will alter things, but - if you don't know him, you can't judge. Enjoy Roda - only wish I could, but back, hip, and 'no flying or else' rule won't allow it.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2