Saturday afternoon (yes, I know it’s Wednesday now) the wife and I took advantage of the brief sunny interlude to take a walk down to the Green and buy some limes (for a party). On the way back we stopped for a drink at the new Grove; she had half a Peroni, I a bottle of Waggle Dance; we drank outside on the sturdy wooden benches.
I have to say, I liked the place; it’s been sympathetically refurbished to really show off the building and, at least in the short time we were in there, seemed relaxed and relaxing. We didn’t try the food, although I’m sure my wife will be a fan of it (she likes the George Canning traditional English/Bistro style), and we didn’t spend a lot of time in there. But from what I saw, it was nice. Expensive, though; £3.60 for a pint of lager! Someone’s having a laugh.
I doubt it will become a new regular (still the Phoenix/Cadeleigh/George Canning/Sun & Doves quartet for us), but it’s a welcome alternative.
I have some questions about tennis facilities in the area, as I need to get myself back to a state of relative health and have decided that tennis is the way forward. Do you have to book the courts in Ruskin Park, or is it first come first served? Is anyone a member of the Butterfly tennis club, and if so, how do you join? Has anyone used the new courts in Burgess Park (Walworth Road side)? What are they like, and how does one go about getting a game there? Answers greatly appreciated.
Drinks this Sunday! Hope as many of you as possible can make it. Still not sure of the venue; as there’s Rugby on TV, want to avoid that, so perhaps the Phoenix? What does everyone think? Or, should we postpone to a later date? Lots of feedback, please.