Many of you will remember the charming little ballad from 1976 written and performed by Messrs John Lydon (affectionately known as Jonny Rotten) and Sid Vicious ” -Anarchy in the U.K.”
A year and a day ago one could have afforded oneself a little chuckle about the prophesies from that era of anarchy and chaos; The U.K. was the fastest growing economy in The Western World, the fifth largest economy globally, stirling strong against all the major currencies, and our ” Mother of all Parliaments” the envy of the democratic world ….
“ECCE QUOMODO CECIDERUNT FORTES !”
( How the mighty are fallen ! obvs )
It really does not matter which part of the political spectrum one comes from , I think we can all agree that the body politic in this country has failed us all on a spectacular scale.
Now, I know it is received wisdom that pubs and politics don’t make for easy bedfellows, however I would point out that even back in the days of Ancient Rome the tavernas aroundd the forum were hot beds of political intrigue.
Anyway , exceptional times deserve exceptional measures….
And I am pleased to announce I have found the solution to all our woes here in the U.K.- actually the answer has been staring us in the face for sometime…
Who are the least trusted people in the country ? Not too difficult, this one – the bloody politicians !
Who is the most highly regarded and revered public figure not just here but across the globe ? That’s right, our very own Queen Elizabeth II.
Come on Your Highness- dissolve Parliament and assume direct rule by decree from the Palace.
We , your loyal subjects, implore you: we cannot tolerate being ruled by these cretins any longer-It’s been done before ( though I grant you that did not end well) .
By the way, Your Royal Highness, any chance of creating the Independent Principality of The Griffin at the same time ?
Anyone out there have HRH’s personal email ?
END OF THE WEEKEND WITH KEN AND BARBIE
Sunday 2nd July, 7pm
Arguably the GWC’s favourite Bon-Viveur, Raconteur, Entrepreneur, Mass Debateur, and all round good egg Ken Forrester ( oh, yeah, and makes a bit of wine too!) is jetting in to the UK next weekend, to take over the running of the government..I wish
However we shall have the pleasure of watching Ken do Barbie to the accompaniment of his outrageously fabulous Stellenbosch wines.
Starting from about 6.30 or so , the original Renaissance Man Ken will regale us with his stream of consciousness ( a welcome break from the Landlords tub thumping I hear you say !) while plying us with oenological gems such as FMC, The Renegade, The Gypsy etc. Our chefs will be serving up Griffin classics with a “yarpie” twist from the braai and wood oven.
3 courses with plenty of serious wine Â£60 per head. We are intending an intimate Wine Club evening , some of you will have been to a similar event with Ken here, very open forum, lots of idle banter/witty repartee!
The numbers are strictly limited so please book in at the earliest
Ken renders even the Landlord speechless !
Join us in The Sussex Serengeti next Sunday 2nd July, from 6.30pm for “Ken Does Barbie” Wine Evening
THE COLONELS RETURN
THE SHEFFIELD BAR SHUFFLE WITH D.J. “THE COLONEL” REEVESY AT THE HELM
FRIDAY 7TH JULY, FROM 7PM TO WELL PAST YER BEDTIMES
AT THE SHEFFIELD BAR
DJ Colonel will NOT be tickling the ivories on Big Friday 7th !!
But he will be pumping out the crucials all night – last time we particularly loved those obscure 70s hits remixed by the Colonel.
It’s been a long time since we all let our hair down (well, maybe not) and bust out some serious shapes so grab all your beautiful friends and family and get on board. If you’ve not been to one of The Sheffield Bar raves before, imagine an amalgam of a Summer of Love M25 party and The Blue Marlin, Ibiza
We will also be firing up the wood oven for some “Blistering” nosh to keep the troops fuelled up !
With the imminent arrival of transparent panels for the Sheffield Bar, in the unlikely (ha,ha) event of the weather turning inclement in July we are fully protected from everything the elements throw at us.
Mr Mix-Oli_G Streets presiding over his apothecary of killer spirits , every Friday night he will be showcasing three from his “Mesmerist” range of cocktails. Feel free to bring your own playlists to the Sheffield Bar, Oli will let you know sharpish they’re not up to par !
Well that’s enough bombast/ braggadocio from your Landlord ,
It only remains for me to say “God Save the Queen !”