Sunday, 24 December 2006

Merry Pub-mas Everyone...

An obscure title I know, but you may guess what I'm up to from it? But, firstly, I would like to wish everybody who reads my blog a very Merry Christmas!

OK, going on the 'You-only-live-once' principle, I decided to take up an offer made to me by the landlady of the Tan Hill Inn []
, after expressing an interest about working behind a bar on my last visit. (See previous post)

So, this Christmas and New Year is going to be quite different for me, as I'm now living up at the Tan Hill Inn until the new year, helping out over the festive period!!!

I'm very home sick and missing all my friends and family, but it's a fantastic place and I'm learning so much about running a pub. I've mainly been working behind the bar, but also been making food, creating tabs, taking bookings, restocking and so much more, but I will cover all in more detail when I pop home for two days, as I will need photo backup for you to believe what goes on up here... it's like something off a TV show; you've got to see it to believe it. Pure madness it is, and that's putting it lightly!

Have a great time everyone...

Today, I'm Most Angry About: 'Tan' the sheep getting into the pub, in the busy lunch hour rush, and me having to chase him around the pub, like something off a Benny Hill sketch...
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 0.1/10

Today's Top Tip:
Elderly drivers. Pressing the pedal on the right will make your car go a little faster. Forget all that rubbish about suffocating at speeds above 15mph, it was all a myth!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Dogga!

Sounds like you are going to have a fun one!

Phil said...

Thank you Angela! Have a great one... x

Anonymous said...

Wow, You get to do such cool stuff (with the exception of the fairy-tale)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! What a winner! Have a lovely time. :) :)

Anonymous said...

A Canadian Merry Christmas to you Dogga!

Sorry I missed you chasing Tan the sheep around the pub. Poor thing he just wanted a pint!

Stu said...

MErby Vchrimsal! (hic)

Is this real?

Anonymous said...

Dogga, a very Merry Christmas to you. You lead a very interesting life my friend, have a great time

Anonymous said...

Don't we all know that it must be a match, that they were over head and ears in love with each other from the first moment they met?
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Anonymous said...

Are you insane? Happy Christmas old chap.

Phil said...

Hehehe, yeah it's very cool, but I'm very home sick! :]
Merry Crimbo to you too Rob!

Yeah, a lovely time I am having indeed, but missing home! :]

Aww, thank you Taccota... yeah, Tan is a star and I've made friends with him now. Tan wants the sugar packets that's all, no beer LOL. Have a Merry Xmas! :]

Yup, it's real... I think! :]
Merry Crimbo mate!

Aw, Merry Christmas Phil, have a good one... A full report coming soon! :]

yeah, maybe insane, but what about yourself? It's mad up here, full report coming soon old chap! :]
Merry Crimbo

Kayla said...

Merry Christmas DoGGa!
Your pub-mas sounds like an interesting time...lots to learn, I'm sure.
You have the personality for a good host/barman (Whatever term is correct!!)

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas {{{DoGGa}}}.

You lead a remarkable life :) x

Anonymous said...

Have a merry old time working behind the bar.

i thought this kind of thing only happened in the movies.

Me Myself and I said...

haha! Wow, what a neat way to spend the holidays. Can't wait to hear stories and see pics upon your return!

Phil said...

Merry Xmas mate.
Hehe, I'm not a s good as some of the others, but I try :]

You too {{{Dakota}}}
Take care X

Thanks and I will / Have been!
The whole place is insane... It's great :]

Yeah, somethign a bit different eh!
Plenty of stories coming soon.
Hope you're having a good one :]

LindzyPinzy said...

merry ho ho!!!!!X

mellowlee said...

Oh wow, sounds like you are having an interesting holiday there! That's great, I remember how happy you looked in the photos you posted a while ago during your visit there. YAY!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
(i just got my puter back today, so sorry for the late comment :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

happy new year Phil {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!
Have a magnificent 2007 :)

Kayla said...

Hello there my DoGGa,
Hope the New Year treats you well.
Good health, happiness and love

Phil said...

Hope you had a good time too. I'm back home now :]

Heyya! Hope you had a good time... I'm back to normal land now; although that's not that normal :]

Happy 2007 to you too Sarah! Hope you had a good one ;]

Hippy hoppy New Year to you to mate {{BOO}} :]

Cheers {{DAKOTA}}, you too :]

Hey there mate. Hoep you had a good one and all the best to you too :]

Anonymous said...

Hi DoGGa

Happy New Year young man!!!!Andy looks Great in his fairy outfit.So you didn't make Tom & Johns new year party then?????? I couldn't make it ether.When we seeing the Nick Cave vidio then?? take care Gort.....

Phil said...

Happy new year to you too.

No I couldn't make it for obvious reasons, but I wished I could of, it sounded great fun!

Nick Cave video was due out about now, but I think it has been posponed, as they are doing some arty limited edition thing first?
It will appear in time, I'm sure...

I have figured out who you are now, I think!?!
Take care too me dear :]

kat said...

Happy New Year

Phil said...

Cheers mate :]

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Dogga

Phil said...

You too mate :)

Anonymous said...

So, you're going to tell us all about it!!?

Phil said...

Coming soon :-~) I've had a bad cold

Anonymous said...


Did you die?

Anonymous said...

And, dammit! Why doesn't my picture show up here!?!?!?!

Phil said...

I've had ManFlu, so as good as death, but thatnks for asking yeah! Post coming soon, if Blogger plays ball that is :[]