Posts By Davy D
It’s been a funny time since moving on from the Go Dog Go Treetop Café. If you didn’t know, there is a General Election going on in the UK next month and the British media is full of Pompous Pontificating Politicians and their Blustering Soundbites (sounds like a pop group from the 1970’s).
Needing a break from this I headed off down to the banks of the River Thames to spend some time in a quintessential English Café and a Cream Tea at Roland’s Ragbag.
I have been frequenting the Ragbag for nearly a year now and sat on the terrace, watching boats gliding down the river, reminds me why I come here.
Roland’s Ragbag opened in July 2016 and the proprietor Mr. Roland Keld provides “A Melange, a Miscellany, a Mishmash – of memories, reflections and comment. There is always a warm welcome awaiting and T.S. Eliot’s quote above the door, “These fragments I have shored. Against my ruins.” give a flavour of what to expect.
The tables are covered with magazines containing personal insights from Roland’s travel of the globe, complete with drawings and photos to match. From the Artic to Venice, and beyond, his literary descriptions jiggle the wanderer in you.
If you get a chance please pop in to Roland’s Ragbag and say hello to Roland, there is warmth and inspiration in abundance.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the room at the back. Mr. R. has a library to die for.
That reminds me. I need to pop into the neighbourhood library, there’s a book I need to read. I’ll tell you all about it next week.
I enjoyed hanging out so much at the Go Dog Go Treetop Café last week that I have decided to have a good explore of the neighbourhood and see what other quality establishments I can entice you with.
Each Thursday I will tickle your taste buds with insights into these wonderful hangouts, and throw in an occasional book from the poetry shelves of the local library. There may even be an opportunity to interview some of the proprietors and share some of the hottest poems hitting the headlines.
So, it’s backpack on and I’m heading on over to Roland’s Ragbag. Please take time out to pop over to the hangout next Thursday and find out about another hot place in town.
I may even throw in a free T shirt.
Photo image: Davy D
“Read the headlines?”
“Nope I’m a dog.”
“Savage Dog Attack Shock – Any ideas?”
“Not me, I have an alibi.”
“Bark it Bad Breath.”
“I was at home
chewing some bone
with Miss Daisy.”
“You used that last time.”
“Walked didn’t I.
Jury saw right through you.”
“Today’s gonna be different.”
“What you got up your sleeve?”
“Nothing, but I got a pocket full of bacon chews.
You’re coming down the station.”
“Okay, but easy with the bracelets.”
© Davy D 2017