spending a lovely hour or so at the White Lion, I headed
off to my next port of call, the Hope
& Anchor, where another party was in full swing.
Everybody seemed to be having a really good time, from DJ
Darth Vader, aka Tim Yates, to the Arab (Mick) who, using
the threat of a machine gun made sure that nobody was kept
waiting at the bar for too long.
Rick, who recently had his beard of 22 years shaved off
to raise money for St. Michael's Hospice looks as if the
replacement he is growing is coming along nicely; his moustache
even appears to be growing black! It was good to see everybody
having fun. Another party was going on in the Conservatory
and I met some good friends when they came out to the Garden
Room for a little 'fresh air.'
catching up with a few other people, I began to head back
into town for a pint at the Eagle
before the special Midnight hour.