Hi and welcome to another Free for All on Friday, when you are especially welcome to post your off-topic subjects, as always with the caveat that they remain within our community guidelines.
Brent W has beaten me to my post with another one of his lovely paintings. It's a pleasure to have such an accomplished artist among our number and I for one really look forward to seeing each new work. You have a real talent Brent!
I don't have much of note to report this week except for the mundane. Maybe that's a good thing!
The week's been a bit of a muddle to be truthful as my husband had some extra training at work and had to 'chop up' his shifts and has been coming and going at all hours, disturbing my normal sleep pattern, but today sees him back to normal and I'm looking forward to just getting back into routine.
However last Friday was my husband's birthday and we ended up having a pub meal at a New Forest pub called the Snakecatcher in Brockenhurst. I don't know if any of you know it. We've been there a few times and it has an unusual history, being named for a local man called Brusher Mills who was a labourer in the area and lived from 1840 – 1905. He became well known as the local snake catcher, catching thousands of them in his lifetime, and it was his habit to use this pub, then called The Railway Inn, as it is situated alongside the busy train line which still exists there.
He took a few snifters there often, and his drink of choice was rum. Alas, in 1905 moments after drinking his last tot of rum he collapsed there and died.
What a wonderful way to go. Doing something he really enjoyed, among friends and now is even memorialised in the name of his favourite drinking haunt. Well done Brusher!
Anyway, the food was good and it was a lovely day so we were able to sit outside in the pub garden which felt safe.
How did everyone else do over the past week? I hope it was a good one and that there's a good weekend and new week to follow.