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.
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
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2