I'm quite sure that none of you missed the summer carnival and fete last weekend. But, if some of you did then fear not as the Slade Primary School Summer Fete is tomorrow (Saturday) at (citation needed!) o'clock until (another citation needed) It's really worth the effort as they never fail to put on a really great event. I'll be straight over to that burger stall and for desert it'll almost certainly be strawberries and cream, then maybe a tiny morsel of Battenberg from the cake stall. I might have a go at the penalty shoot out and dream of what it would be like to take a penalty in the World Cup Final (I have that in common with the England players, they can only dream as well!) Then there's the mini army assault course (okay, maybe I'm a bit old for that one.) Anyway you should go it'll be great traditional fun.....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Oh Deary me, I hear that the waters in Tunbridge Wells have finally dried up after over 400 years or more. It could be a temporary thing but, let's face it, who will miss them. If the Pantiles tourist people are that bothered all they have to do is attach a hidden hose pipe near the opening of the well covers, serve a cup full and sprinkle on iron filings to taste. Believe me the tourists won't know the difference! As anyone who has "taken the waters" will tell you they do taste absolutely disgusting. I'm not making this up you know....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|Not very 1960s but timeless anyway!|
|Selfies are all the rage!|
|Bang those base drums boys|
|Almost certainly an E-Type|
|The Tonbridge Nepalese Community are rocking at the Carnival|
|What Sixties themed Carnival would be complete without the iconic mini?|
|We are the Mods, we are the Mods....|
|Weren't buses red?|
|And who could forget the Twirlers!|
|Flower Power! and, Wow! she's way off the ground|
|Vegetable rights and peace man!|
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Shame to see the report in today's Courier that the Tonbridge Taster Day will not happen this year. Their spokesman is not promising anything for next year but hopes that it will become a bi-annual event. TonbridgeBlog is of the opinion that, although the day was a great success last year that the organisers should not have, as was suspected at the time, blown their budget in one go. Moreover, what is wrong with the idea of doubling up with the Tonbridge Carnival which is taking place on June 22nd. Year after year this event is superbly organised and marshalled (by the Tonbridge Lions) and I'm sure that they would welcome additional support from the Tonbridge Town Team, if they have and money left that is. Everyone would be a winner and especially the good people of Tonbridge, which surely is the main point after all....
Good to see that the Dragon Boat races are set to make a return to Tonbridge this summer. Not sure what Tonbridge's historical connection with China is but it'll be great fun anyway. I have offered my services this year for any team with the desire to lift the trophy!...
A customer in Mr. Books just asked me if I, or anyone else, can recommend a decent pub to take a bunch of older folk for a beer and a bit of pub grub. The snag though is one of them is a vegetarian, none of them want to drive anywhere and they don't want to walk too far. Basically it boils down to the centre of town or the outer rim of the town centre. I mentioned the P&J (which no longer does food so I'm told so that's out) Wetherspoons (not quite smart enough) Ivy House (a strong possibility) Anyone got any suggestions, especially you Paul Bailey? What about the George and Dragon? Nice pub, decent pint; but do they do decent grub?? Surely these lovely people won't have to resort to hopping on a bus to Tunbridge Wells will they?!..