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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2020, 17:12
Don't want a cup of Nescafe Original then? :-D

Yes we had a brainwave involving our third, as yet unused bike. We took it with us in the canoe and then used it for portering the rapids. Worked ok. As ever our friendly farmer was passing and he took the rest of the gear to the end of the run for us.... did you get the sausages or havn't we got there yet, I can't remember!! #-o
Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema Nescafe Original goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes goes - ah

Doesnt have the same ring to it!

We havent got there yet 6 miles up the road at Wark, Half way between Chollerford and Bellingham.

See if I can get a pic of it.

You might get there before me...I'm chilling again to the full stan Getz has autoplayed on to Chet Baker on the jukebox.

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Just remembered this place in Wark. Its one of those "destination" type Pubs which has built up a good reputation for itself. Never been myself but if you are passing by and you and Bob fancy it, not impossible to get a private hire car from Bellingham the 6 miles back here to have evening meal here.
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Well it strikes me that it's time we had a musical question on our trip so:
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 8
What is the link between this track and the next section of our route?


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23 May 2020, 17:35
Well it strikes me that it's time we had a musical question on our trip so:
I'll tackle that in a moment on the cycle to Bellingham.

Well I'm going to have to rely on a bit of virtual juggling to secure our Sausages.

Who knew..In spite of having a Wark Address the Northumbrian Sausage Company is even further out in the sticks at Rose Bower Farm, which coincidentally we would have cycled past on the "original" route 68. Not much passing trade there so I have awarded this specialist butcher in Wark chief local stockist of Northumbrian Sausage Products. (edit:just found out they are one and the same anyway!)
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And for your selection the full sausage list, for me the Northumberland of course probably only manage 3!
Traditional Pork - a delicious traditional pork shoulder sausage seasoned with our own exclusive blend of herbs and spices based on a recipe used in the shop for over 40 years - the oldest but without doubt the best
Geordie Cumberland - A hint of sage and a little kick of cracked black pepper
Northumberland - the Cumberland for the brave! A Northern kick ass blend of sage and cracked black pepper - Northumberland at its finest!
pork & leek - Our traditional recipe mixed with little flakes of green leek - a classic for any occasion
Tarset Valley marmalade & Onion - This award winning beauty has locally made orange marmalade combined with delicious onions to give it a truly distinctive and delicious taste
Pork & Mango Chutney - a sweet kick with a mild spice aftertaste
Pork & Honey - Made with local honey when possible
Pork & Minted Mushy Pea - One of our quirkier recipes this combines delicious minty goodness with mushy peas and pork - its like a meal in a sausage!
Chilli Sizzler - A Pork sausage seasoned with chilli flakes, chilli powder, paprika and cayenne pepper - a good kick
Firecracker - The same chilli kick as the sizzler but with an added curry twist
Pork & Apple - A timeless Classic
Garlic & Rosemary - A bold garlic flavour with fragrant rosemary
Sweet chilli - Our milder flavoured pork sausage with a sweet and gentle heat
Pork & Black Pudding - Bold, rich and delicious this flavour is a must for any casserole
Pork & Haggis - A seasonal classic, haggis adds a comforting gentle spice and texture to the sausage
Tomato Basil - An Italian dream, fresh, fragrant and tangy
Chocolate Fennel - Dark choc chip peices to add richness to the meat combined with the aniseed taste of fennel seeds - sounds odd, tastes great!
Marmite & Cheddar - Love it or hate it!
Raging Norris - Designed by the Brandling Villa Gosforth, this sausage will literally remove your tastebuds.... grown men have cried with the introduction of less than an inch.... those who dare only!

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Well tricky choice, got to try the Marmite and also the pork and apple for me. Not a lover of spicy stuff!! Bob will go with you on the Northumberland and try the Marmite too. Just to save you some unnecessary searching I'll tell you that if you've made the butcher's you've already passed the link to the music question.!! :-D

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Just been browsing the brochure for the Riverdale Hall tonight and I have to say it does look a bit too refined for us bikers to hit the jukebox so while I'll appreciate staying there and enjoying a bit of pampered luxury I think the idea of a private hire car back to that pub for dinner is a great one. Shall I book the car for 7.45 to give us time to freshen up? :)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2020, 17:35
Well it strikes me that it's time we had a musical question on our trip so:
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 8
What is the link between this track and the next section of our route?
Nothing so far Mick...Lyrics...nothing, Band Members nothing, "Cats" references on Mungojerry name,

No have to keep it simple...must be obvious....the question says the link is with the track which is "in the summertime"

Penny hasnt dropped ...next part of journey Bellingham to Wooler or Chollerford to Bellingham.

Stuck but still thinking

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Its Chollerford to Wark, you missed my hint to that 2 posts back! And I did say 'this track' which includes the artists in my book! :-D

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23 May 2020, 18:22
Just been browsing the brochure for the Riverdale Hall tonight and I have to say it does look a bit too refined for us bikers to hit the jukebox so while I'll appreciate staying there and enjoying a bit of pampered luxury I think the idea of a private hire car back to that pub for dinner is a great one. Shall I book the car for 7.45 to give us time to freshen up? :)
Perfect. Got the sausages...its first come first served of course so this being a bank holiday weekend so any stragglers joining in will have to knock on the back door at the Salt Cellar in wark as they join us and use the "falcon flies over the north tyne" phrase to get the sausage of their choice.

Yes thats fine....We'll head to Battlesteads. I'll make sure they have some beers in from Matfen to keep us going.
I like a beer named after a sheepdog.

Time to study the Map I was about to look at the old HP Sauce advert (now there's HP and theres HP fruity too..to the tune of in the summertime) just to see if Linda Bellingham was in it :-D

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Time to study the Map I was about to look at the old HP Sauce advert (now there's HP and theres HP fruity too..to the tune of in the summertime) just to see if Linda Bellingham was in it :-D

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We've made it to The Riverdale, now for a shower and fresh clothes and meet in the bar for a quick half before the car?:
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Give me another clue in the Cab Mick, I have come to the conclusion that the answer cannot be supplied by a placename in the vicinity of our route unless it is something totally obscure.

I have found out that In the Summertime was released 50 years and 1 day ago on 22nd May 1970 and we sang along and enjoyed it playing football with jumpers for goalposts!

The video you chose is on the Mungo Jerry page so maybe something significant there!

Off to Battlesteads to the mungojerry restaurant then......

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Well to make sure we are singing from the same hymn sheet this red line is the route we took from Chollerford to Wark passing close to the answer en route. Another clue available if you want it? :)
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This has more about in the summertime than anyone would ever wish to know even Elton John doing it for Hallmark Records on one of their Top of The Pops compilation albums. :-D

The new map info may help....see if I can get it before the car gets to Battlesteads :-D

Anyone who wants the chapter and verse of in the summertime including its cllaim to be the first maxi single with 3 tracks on it...ever! its here

https://www.mungojerrymagic.com/

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