Holiday In CAMRAbodia

Time for a bit of ‘panic posting’ as Mark Shirley rightly called it so here is a quickie with a tenuous Dead Kennedys link and an excuse for one of the best song titles again.

Martin suggested I was like a Hawkwind Roadie on a Status Quo comeback tour with my swift return to blogging before Mark pointed out I’m back on the shelf in four days’ time.

(old school door)

Yep, #countdowntolockdown means I can fill in the gaps before boozers bite the dust once again pour flaggons of cask down the carsey.

(funky stairs)

I’m not sure what will happen to 607 – The Golden Eagle DE1 1DZ but I hope it emerges from the debris alive and kicking in December.

It’s a cracking boozer off the beaten track in Derby centre and not always on ale trails but it is definitely a pub worth visiting.

Associated with music, I popped in here on a Thursday as I couldn’t watch my lad play football due to covid restrictions and had an hour to kill!

(discussing California Uber Alles)

You know you’re in a good boozer when the first two songs you hear are Presidents of USA “Peaches” and the Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter”  Throw into the mix two blokes in their sixties (the new middle aged in pubs) talking about the Dead Kennedys.

(Gaffer clocking up the miles)

Friendly punters and a very friendly gaffer who brought over a pint of “Golden Eagle” that was more than decent.

It’s a Thursday night at about 6.30pm and there were probably 20 punters inside and outside of this boozer…enough to survive long term?

Who knows?  

(lyrics for Jello’s new song)

11 thoughts on “Holiday In CAMRAbodia

  1. “Holiday In CAMRAbodia”

    (slow golf clap) 🙂

    “before Mark pointed out I’m back on the shelf in four days’ time.”

    He’s a wet blanket and no doubt about it! 🙂

    “(old school door)”

    I have a similar stained glass window I picked up for my man shed/pub!

    “before boozers (bite the dust once again) pour flaggons of cask down the carsey.”

    Have your mouth open for that! 🙂

    “(funky stairs)”

    Very Escher like.

    “but I hope it emerges from the debris alive and kicking in December.”

    Along with many more!

    “It’s a cracking boozer off the beaten track in Derby centre”

    Still ‘technically’ close to the A514. 🙂

    “as I couldn’t watch my lad play football due to covid restrictions and had an hour to kill!”

    Fer fook’s sake!

    “(discussing California Uber Alles)”

    Rumour has it Uber will be dead in the water in California come the new year. 😉

    “You know you’re in a good boozer when the first two songs you hear are Presidents of USA “Peaches” and the Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter””

    I think I downloaded ‘Peaches’ because of you. It’s… quite the song. 🙂

    “Throw into the mix two blokes in their sixties (the new middle aged in pubs)”

    Middle aged is now dependant on whatever age I happen to be.

    “and a very friendly gaffer who brought over a pint of “Golden Eagle” that was more than decent.”

    They have their own house brew?

    “enough to survive long term?”

    (sigh) – That’s the big question, innit?

    “(lyrics for Jello’s new song)”

    As mentioned previously (I think), if the local near opens up again this month my wife and I plan to be regular visitors.

    Cheers

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    1. “where did you get a door like that as highly impressive?!”

      Well, mine’s a window, not a door. You can see it here:

      https://photos.app.goo.gl/fvaQ1k54DW6S2ihbA

      It’s the photo, obviously, right beside the 3 pub tables I managed to snag this past weekend for less than 15 pounds each!
      (my darling wife actually found them on Facebook marketplace or some such) 🙂

      Cheers

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      1. Forgot to mention, we found it at an antique store about an hour’s drive from home. Again, my darling wife suggested a few weeks ago that we drive down and take a look round. She’s a keeper! 🙂

        Cheers

        Also, the window is only about 26″ x 23″ but that’s good enough for me.

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    1. She’s definitely going above and beyond, bless her.

      Mind you, part of this is guilt from her trip up north for her sister’s wedding at the beginning of September. As well as, perhaps, keeping me home in my own pub. (LOL)

      Cheers

      PS – The wedding was a semi big deal. My wife’s sister is a member of the Yukon Government and was marrying their band chief (Tahltan band). They took a helicopter to Heart Peaks for the actual ceremony before having the reception in the small community of Telegraph Creek. Heck, my sister-in-law even told the Yukon premier he couldn’t attend due to Covid restrictions! 🙂

      Pic of my darling wife and the bride to be (my better half is on the left):

      https://photos.app.goo.gl/GJ521x1PyBJ48mMT7

      Link to where the wedding took place:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Peaks

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