2nd March 2012
adventures to report this week so here is the BOOTboys Colour
- a Features
The Three Pint Problem followed by
- our Finance
& Economic Review concerning The Euro's
Ailing Parents, and
- the Sports
Report introducing The
I know it used to be a walking blog, but
you have to move with the times. If people will
go away (me included), what more can you expect?
Three Pint Problem
who wishes to remain anonymous reports the
highly unusual experience (for him) of only being
able to manage three pints in a day due
to circumstances beyond his control.
not Pete, who is shown here managing three
pints in as many minutes.
has it that for such achievement he won
the pub prize- six more pints to be supped
correspondent informs me that he took
full advantage of his winnings.
Pint Pete in action
our aforementioned anonymous former Greggy's pastie
loving member has confessed that
he too has a "thing" about Ranvir
and reports that he was aware that the hotelier previously
referred to as being an Alex
fan feels likewise. The reason for this biker's anonymity
is that he hasn't been forgiven for calling the other
party's car, a Honda S2000 sports machine, a hairdresser's
wishes it to be known that he is NOT the BOOTboy
hotelier who is a member of the Alex Polizzi
Appreciation Society (APAS). So that narrows down
field somewhat, doesn't it, James?
fact Mike is distinctly not a fan of Alex. He
recalls taking his mother-in-law to her hotel for tea
only to find that Alex had a photographer there doing
a shoot and was rather rude. [He actually used
a rather stronger word! - Ed]
the other hand, he has total admiration for her mother,
who had great taste in interior design. He also
reminds readers that her grandfather was Charles Forte
endeth this edition's gossip.
& Economic Review
Euro's Ailing Parents
the less steep parts of our wanderings,
we frequently put the world to rights. One
regular topic concerns the Euro, about which
there are few enthusiasts.
in bed on Sunday, half asleep, I suddenly
realised that the 8:45 slot was a discourse
on European Monetary Union.
to be precise, on previous attempts.
had been totally unaware that in the mid
1860s there had been a Latin Monetary Union
(to which Greece was a late and disastrous
entrant) and that it collapsed due to the
individual governments pursuing individual
Euro's Ailing Parents
for a fuller review.
was also a Scandinavian attempt that failed similarly.
only one that worked was the German monetary union where
there was much stronger central control.
S draws our attention to a sport that is as old as the
hills we walk, as reported in the Irish
Times, so it must
Maggi of Bagnolo Mella
a bar in a small town called Bagnolo Mella
in Lombardy, Laura Maggi suddenly found
men beating a path to her door.
this was not for the quality of her coffee
and aperitifs, but because she was turning
up for work in (or out of) highly revealing
customers started flocking to Le Café
leaving the surrounding streets clogged
with their double-parked cars.
lady mayor, Cristina Almici, is quoted as
have received several complaints from women about the
bar and we are looking at what we can do with regard
to public order. There has been a huge influx
of traffic into the town since the news of Laura started
to spread and this has led to incidents of bad parking
and some minor acts of vandalism.
can’t stop people from going to her bar and I know it
is very popular with men in the town – personally I
don’t see any problem with how she looks or dresses.
she then added:
My husband is certainly not allowed to go!
wondered if there was a walking group called the BAGNOLOboys?
He suggested some form of cultural exchange with them
and asked for volunteers.
Pete misheard John's pronunciation of the name of the Italian club and vowed
that he not have anything or anyone to do with Strictly Scum Dancing,
as he termed it.
John was imagining the peaks that could be conquered
by the BOOTboys
and, sportingly, rushed to the travel agent to book
his flight to Italy in order to do the research, As
he said, "The thigh's the limit."
good to know that the spirit of Big
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