Some people like getting up early, some people don’t. I did though although not as early as I should have done. A Lotus turned up, it was time to get wet. Sometime later we were there. I park the car up.
But neither us really want to get out the dryness of the car.
Like a pro with a helmet in his hand, his head protection on he heads to the pits.
Although when I say the pits I mean Cannon Raceway. The Midlands Premier Go Karting, and thankgod its indoors.
Kitted out I want to know when its going to be my go!
Matt struggles with his go pro, to only be told once he had managed to fit it, that he wasn’t allowed on the track with it!
Time for me to get a helmet on.
And a kart.
Feel the buzz, Feel the excitement, Feel the adrenalin.
And here is the grid positioning.
A moment later we were in and rushing around the track, like mad men.
Session one over and Matt is taking a well earned rest. I forgot how tiring this karting lark is.
So Matt came first, and me? Well I came third. Not bad considering how much heavier I am. Well I’ve got to find an excuse for being 0.8 seconds slower.
Set two starts and finishes.
Matt is top of the league, I didn’t do so well coming seventh! what the hell.
We get print outs of our laps. oooooh.
And so far Mat Batchelor is Top of the Day. Well done him.
I go to the bathroom to empty my bladder and check out my helmet hair. Very fetching.
We head back to my sanctuary and then Hednesford where we visit the butchers and take a moment to go to the Hednesford Lodge for
a bit of Lunch in the fresh air of outside. Will the rain stay off? Ohh this place is nice.
And wow so many beers here too. I get one of these for Matt. A Chelsea Craft Brewing Company Beer, Based in New York and brewed exclusively for JD Wetherspoons at Banks Brewery, Wolverhampton. So a not so local, local brew.
I have a superfood salad.
WE take the car back t my house and head into town going into and out of some shops, but mainly going into town to go to the flower shop. Matt asks what the name of the shop is. As it happens its called the flower shop. Although its not in a shop. We go into Game and also Trade to play, and act like teenagers looking through all the games. When I suggest we go to a pub I’ve been meaning to go to, but wouldn’t go on my own. Even Google doesn’t know it exists.
They have some real ales on and inside this is a nice
real pub with some potential.
You can tell its a real pub
because there are cobs for sale at the bar.
Matt has a Black Rat even though one of the locals tells him not to, as he had six of them the other day and went into a coma.
With that thought I mind we head to the pool table, that has enough space around it to play pool.
Its a bit like the karting really. He is better than me.
Mean while I get the Rosies out and the PS2 game I got for £4.
For the final game there is a twist.
Ah now that's more exciting.
Potential is the word.
As a local walks through and says “They’re nice rosies”
He is not wrong
And a bargain for £2 each. That's why I like The Flower Shop.
And then there is the Royal Oak. Matt looks horrified about another pub.
And has a rum and coke instead. I tell him it is lucky we went this way as the other street had four more pubs in it!
By the time we left that pub it was about 8pm. We went home and I got changed. Mat got his hoody. And we walked to Chadsmore and a Curry house I had not been to yet, as it being a more upper class place, I had been saving for when Alan and Zoe were coming up once. But this seemed to be the right time to try it out.
Err Nack I’m not sure the hoodie is appropriate.
Don’t worry nobody will notice.
oohhhh choices and look at this Nack.
Wow two curry's on one plate! A great idea if you want your old favourite and want to try something new.
As it happens the waiter selects for both of us.
A nice elegant atmosphere.
And the starters truly are.
Hell where’s the Balti dish? This is outrageous!
But tastes good.
Matt I think I’m full. As in full full, full.
And with that we pay and
start the walk back. I’m ready for bed, with the thought, well I think Shebab is better!