March started, like all good months do, on the 1st. I was nearly brains & gore as I attempted to reach Bransgore by foot. Not recommended kids!
I fell over that day twice, and then once in Swinton. Making it the most 'fall over' month in BRAPA history.
Was the Bransgore pub worth it at least? Well, only in the sense that it allowed me to highlight a bit of previously white space with a lovely shade of Stabilo green.
I experimented with cheaper highlighters (The Works) this month, but the quality difference was stark. Stick to the Stab. For now.
57 pubs for the month. 4th best ever return, but if I'd even remotely pushed myself in the second half of March, I could've easily beaten my 61 record.
Truth is, I was all pubbed out after Hants and still not sure I'm fully over it even now. 31 of those ticks were achieved by the 6th, which shows how much I dropped off!
So which were the five pubs which made me all misty eyed, declaring pub ticking the greatest hobby in the world, and signing a new 10 year contract to keep me in this game until at least 2032?
|Royal Oak, Fritham|
|Lawrence Arms, Portsmouth|
|Golden Lion, Southwick|
|Heatons Bridge Inn, Scarisbrick|
|Rising Sun, Wootton (unfriendliest ever)|
|Crammed Inn / Bar Below (?), Southampton (felt like extension of cluttered kitchen)|
|Vibrant Forest Taproom, Hardley (too industrial crafty for my blood)|
|Duke of Sussex, Acton Green (Baby Shower mayhem)|
|It's no yolk, I'm TRYING to be good|
|Concocting mode : enabled|