Ever since His Majesty The Good Man Thorogood took over The Angel, the bar staff, including Peter, Mel, Paula and Kevin, have been moaning about the small washing up sink under the bar, where it was impossible to wash anything larger than a spirit measure without washing the floor as well, and which was totally unsuitable for filling water jugs for those who wished to pollute their whisky with the by products of fish farming and nuclear power.
It took what seemed like the combined brain power of the entire list of Nobel prize winners, in the time it took to settle the Great War, to solve the problem by, er, lowering the sink.
At last, pictorial evidence
It has been a source of some shame that, in all the time Paula and Kevin have been ensconced behind the hallowed portals, I have not included an appropriate photograph of the handsome duo.
Mother and Dave feature fairly regularly in these news pages, but proper photgraphs, rather than fleeting glimpses, are few and far between, so I am pleased to include this one, which shows both gentlemen in familiar pose, that is, Mother smiling and Dave rolling up.
The previous edition of these notes gave a few details of the progress of the three Angel teams in competition:
Further news has now filtered through to the effect that:
If in doubt, ask the Belgian question
Since the first sketchy details of the Angel's descent on the Belgiam Beer Festival appeared in the last edition, I have received a number of questions and clarifications, as wellas a few grainy photos that I'll try to get past the Internet watchdog.
I am pleased to be able to report, for instance, that the covert importer of Persil was not Sippo, but Mark, trying to corner the market in Euro-detergent - either that or, from what else I hear, he might have misheard a shop assistant and thought she was selling extra-large Percy.
Whatever, I am dedicating a whole separate page to the exploits in Belgium, along with (parts of) Kevin's own account.
Thanks for all the news, people. Keep it coming, and maybe the update will be as rapid next time.