We say it every year: ““Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”. But we’re never sure if that advice means it’s not until the end of May that we can safely discard our thermal underwear, or if it’s the may blossom on the hedgerows that marks a rise in temperature and the undignified wearing of shorts.
This time of year should be a great one for our pubs; it marks the beginning of what should hopefully be a great spring and summer like last year – with opportunities galore to fling doors and windows open and watch people smile as they drink, dine and socialise. Having two bank holidays in the one month is also a bit of a bonus – and there are cup finals, beer jubilees and music festivals to cheer us up even further, although elections from decidedly Local to European Parliament (and possibly General) are lingering around to sober us up.
Also at the time of writing, Newcastle Falcons, Rafa Benitez, Berwick Rangers, Gateshead FC and Sunderland AFC share unsure futures, but hopefully we’ll eventually drink to their success.
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