A comment made on the last blog prompted me to easyclick.com (NOT Google, notice. Easyclick allows you to give money to charity every time you use it) The Longship - a long lost but obviously not forgotten (hardly sorely-missed) pub in Stevenage. Even then - in the 1970s - it was always considered a dive.
However, I made a few enquiries and the place has long-since disappeared. But the point here is that I ended up on a beer drinkers' website. The site (zythophile.wordpress.com) is run by an old acquaintance, one Martyn Cornell. Evidently he is a bit of a beer guru having written books on beer - a real journalist too, it seems. The Telegraph etc. Amazon seem to rate him. I remember him well - a few years older than me at school. I got to know him a year or two later when he ran the local CAMRA group. I won't tell scurrilous stories of his driving me and friends to beer festivals, however (my most over-used word) I was surprised at his name appearing on my search engine. This sort of thing happens all the time. Old acquaintances come and go - should they be forgot?
Yet knowing that way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.