The Vintage edition

groovers offside

When the G-man hit forty, life was meant to get…..

…..Turbo-charged !

When the same reprobate hit fifty, they said fifty was

the new forty…..

Perfect !

I was getting younger, not older ! ! ! ! !

It carried on getting better…..

Sixty was the new fifty…..

Puuuurrrrfect !

This was ageing……

…..but not as we used to know it !

Then if someone had suggested you can still do one

thing like a rock star…..

…..Nobody would have believed them…..

…..Especially the G-.man

It’s nice to be wrong sometimes !

Anyway, vintage is as vintage does and Herne Bay has

gone old…..

If you ever get lost and find yourself in Herne Bay, don’t

despair…..

Head straight to the High Street and…..

The Vintage Empire Tea Room…..

…..and straight back into war-time Britain

Vera Lynn on the sound system

Menus that are disguised as ration cards

Union Jack bunting…

View original post 254 more words

Advertisements
Standard

The Vintage edition

When the G-man hit forty, life was meant to get…..

…..Turbo-charged !

When the same reprobate hit fifty, they said fifty was

the new forty…..

Perfect !

I was getting younger, not older ! ! ! ! !

It carried on getting better…..

Sixty was the new fifty…..

Puuuurrrrfect !

This was ageing……

…..but not as we used to know it !

Then if someone had suggested you can still do one

thing like a rock star…..

…..Nobody would have believed them…..

…..Especially the G-.man

It’s nice to be wrong sometimes !

Anyway, vintage is as vintage does and Herne Bay has

gone old…..

If you ever get lost and find yourself in Herne Bay, don’t

despair…..

Head straight to the High Street and…..

The Vintage Empire Tea Room…..

…..and straight back into war-time Britain

Vera Lynn on the sound system

Menus that are disguised as ration cards

Union Jack bunting everywhere

Windows that have been taped to stop bombs shattering

them

The high teas, cream teas and cakes are all quintessentially

English

Boiled eggs and buttered soldiers

Tunnocks tea cakes and caramel wafers

Even home-made bread pudding is on offer

There is a full-size mannequin dressed in army union complete

with gas mask

By now, you should have got the picture

Oh, and the average age of the average customer…..

…..about 80 !

Hang on, though !

Maybe eighty is the new sixty which means these wrinklies are

still socking it to each other

Best not to think about that ! ! !

The staff are dressed in forties attire…..

…..and a little cup on the counter by the till has a label attached

that says…..

“Gratitudes”

Remember 1975 and Earth, Wind & Fire and their great single…..?

Yes, you guessed it, ‘Gratitude’

Well, I’m grateful for this new addition to the cultural fabric of

Hernia Bay………….

…..but rather less so for the other latest addition…..

The Pier Fish & Chips which has also just opened…..

It’s actually very good…..

…..the only problem is it’s the thirty third chippy in town

Herne Bay needs a lot of things…..

…..the two things it doesn’t need are another chippy or

another charity shop

Bless them for trying

G.

ps, ‘Bargain Booze’ is due to open in the next few days to

help keep the burgeoning foreign community supplied with

cheap liquor

At least they are recycling their benefit money here rather

than sending it home !

Standard

The Caviar edition

groovers offside

“Let them eat cake” is probably the world’s most

famous misquote…..

Marie Antoinette never actually said this but the fervent

belief that she did contributed to her demise by guillotine

during the French Revolution (1793)

In more recent times a rather mundane debate between

a boy and a girl was settled in the following manner…..

He “Well, they say it’s a bit of an acquired taste, a bit like

caviar really. You’ll get used to it after a while”

She “Huh, it doesn’t taste like any caviar I’ve ever eaten !”

That settled that ! ! !

For the G-man’s part, well he couldn’t really comment as

the only eggs he has ever eaten have been served with

bacon around breakfast time !

The girl in question was not humming the tune to Andrea

True Connection’s 1976 hit ‘More, more, more’ as she made

a beeline for the mouthwash…..

…..on the other…

View original post 246 more words

Standard

The Caviar edition

“Let them eat cake” is probably the world’s most

famous misquote…..

Marie Antoinette never actually said this but the fervent

belief that she did contributed to her demise by guillotine

during the French Revolution (1793)

In more recent times a rather mundane debate between

a boy and a girl was settled in the following manner…..

He “Well, they say it’s a bit of an acquired taste, a bit like

caviar really. You’ll get used to it after a while”

She “Huh, it doesn’t taste like any caviar I’ve ever eaten !”

That settled that ! ! !

For the G-man’s part, well he couldn’t really comment as

the only eggs he has ever eaten have been served with

bacon around breakfast time !

The girl in question was not humming the tune to Andrea

True Connection’s 1976 hit ‘More, more, more’ as she made

a beeline for the mouthwash…..

…..on the other hand the G-man was when this time last week

he pitched up at ‘Stachel’ in Wurzburg on his way back from

La Dolce Vita

http://www.weinhaus-stachel.de

This is a restaurant and a winehouse…..

…..it’s also very old and very good

Stachel first opened for business in 1413 or for the

arithmetically-challenged, 601 years ago

No surprise then that it is the oldest restaurant in Wurzburg

It is also, they claim, voted one of the top ten restaurants

in all of Germany

The fare is as traditional and as German as Alsatians…..

…..and if the thought ‘Oh no, not wiener schnitzel’ ever

crossed your mind…..

Think again ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

To say I was blown away (back to the caviar episode again)

was an understatement

It was dished up with warm potato salad that didn’t seem to

have mayonnaise in it

It was preceded by wein soup and washed down with the

wonderful Franconian wines they make all around Wurzburg

This spot is, as they say, as good as it gets

If you ever get lost in Germany and you are lucky enough to

find yourself in Wurzburg then say a little prayer and head

straight for Stachel…..

…..if it’s the summer time and they put you in the courtyard

you will think you are in a scene from ‘Hamlet’

…..if it’s cold and they put you inside enjoy the medieval

frescoes

Heil Stachel  ! ! ! ! ! ! !

G.

Standard