Recent visitors to the Arch 13/Connolly’s emporium may have chanced upon a frankly ridiculous poster which could lead you to question the sanity of certain members of the team.
In the first instance, Nathan (young, fit, ridiculously healthy and slim) will be undertaking his first marathon on April 16th in Manchester and is fundraising for British Heart Foundation. This is obviously a very sensible and worthy undertaking for someone in the peak of life and fitness. He’ll be tearing round the course in search of a great time and any support you could offer would be very warmly appreciated.
A couple of weeks later we, that’s Tania and Chris (no longer in the first flush of youth – not gonna lie, we’ve got 122 years between us) will be putting our legs, backs, hearts, heads and marriage vows to the test and leaping aboard the Birmingham-Wick Express to pedal our way south from John O’Groats with the lofty ambition of reaching Lands End some 3 weeks later. To make this a little more challenging we’re also entirely self-supporting so carrying all our own stuff and undertaking the whole exercise without so much as a safety net.
Which is why Chris started to get just a teensy bit twitchy over the weekend.
Even if you’ve never been up that far, you know how stunningly beautiful the north of Scotland is because you’ve seen the pictures and the jigsaws and the travel documentaries and the sun casting its smile over the heather-strewn panorama and even the most hardened Sassenach gets to feel a stirring in their bones and an overwhelming urge to grow their hair, paint their face blue and scream “FREEDOM” at passing strangers.
Which was kind of where we were up to until Google Streetview interrupted our route planning on Sunday with images of mile after mile after mile of uninhabited moorland littered with the corpses of end-to-enders whose only crime was to skip the broken spoke module of “bike maintenance made easy.”
Apparently it gets quite wet as well.
Anyway, that’s our May taken care of so should you find it within yourselves to chip in a few quid to either British Heart Foundation and/or UHB Charity that would be utterly marvellous. Both charities are close to our hearts and the stories are on our justgiving pages.
Yup, we’re going all Teutonic for the month of April with tastings (both in-store and virtual), a smashing and stupidly discounted “anything but Riesling” mixed case of Germanic joy and a whopping 10% discount off all German wines throughout the month.
10 % discount you say……?
Yup, this is the simple bit – 10% discount on all German wines throughout April – no minimum quantity.