Readers of this blog could be forgiven for thinking that it's sole purpose is to complain about my lot. I might be lying if I didn't say that it helps me to get through difficulties knowing there are people that do care. It was nice in this post to receive a comment from Tim where he points out that "at least you are passionate about what you are doing". Well I do hope so.
Pub Curmudgeon pointed me to the CAMRA forum. I took a look and not surprisingly there were lots of people who gave loads of examples of what's wrong with today's pubs. Very often I agree with the individual points about the problems in pubs. Very often I think "mmmm...that criticism could apply to us" and "yes, yes, we need to do that, but we're busy, not got enough money...etc". It concerns me that although many of the things that need doing might be easy, piled up together it can be difficult. Yes, I know, I should stop blogging and sort out the pub.
The number of people who don't run pubs, but who consider themselves experts, greatly outweigh the number who actually have the task of running pubs. My blog is partly in response to that.
On the CAMRA forum, amongst the various comments there was one guy who pointed out that any landlord who read that sort of stuff obviously cares. Oh, that must be me then. That was two feel good moments in one day, fantastic.
Now you must excuse me because the forum pointed out that every pub should display it's opening times. I agree, but we don't, so I'm off to make a sign.