Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for August 2012

The Pub and the £3 Pint – Yorkshire Post 23/8/12

{Previously published on here several months ago…any small typos due to child minding my Godson who wants me to watch Scooby Do!} Sat in my local the other night, I wondered why one of man’s few comforts is now so expensive that pubs are closing at disturbing levels. There has been a lot of debate […]

Banking – View From the Bottom of the Pile – How Do Issue 8 August 2012

Olden Times The banking crisis may be several years old now but this year it seems that there is no end of bad news leaking from a once so highly regarded sector. Having worked for a division of Barclays Bank for twenty five years until recently, I am not surprised in the least by recent […]

The Ultimate Test

A few weeks ago we got an invite on behalf of the cricket club to take eight of our juniors to the second day of the Headingley Test match with England seeking to bounce back after a bruising defeat by the South Africans at the Oval in the opening rubber. If it was going to […]

No Fear

Pre Match Preparation Sat in the wonderful Royal Oak in Eccleshill last Friday, I was musing with “Smithy”, a PE teacher at a local Secondary, over the state of sport in general as the Olympic jamboree was launching simultaneously in East London with Boris tucked comfortably into his free seat for the next few weeks […]