Posted on 10:44am Friday 30th September 2011
On a balmy September evening in 2007 I was in Paris with 20,000 other Scots for one of our nations proudest sporting moments when we beat a French team that the year before had been watched by billions in the final of the 2006 World Cup To the tune of the traditional Cuban folk song `Guantanamera` we serenaded our French hosts with our own lyrics “ Deep fry yer croissants, we`re gonnae deep fry yer croissants”
Posted on 9:30am Thursday 21st July 2011
At The Three Crowns we sell Coca Cola both full fat and the skinny variety. We sell it because our customers ask for it and like it; I could save a couple of grand a year by switching to the other team and even more by siding with Mr Branson but would our customers like it?
Posted on 10:01pm Saturday 19th February 2011
At the tail end of last year our 6 year old ice maker gave up the ghost and decided to go to the great scrap heap in the sky, my footballing mate Bill Samways who knows a bit about electrical things ( they named Samways Electrical Services after him) had been and had a poke around and pronounced it as beyond repair.
Posted on 9:44pm Thursday 30th September 2010
By Spring 2001 all bids had been submitted and we were in limbo concentrating on running the hotel which had taken off beyond all expectations and preparing for The Wales Open which was due to be staged at the beginning of August.
Posted on 5:44pm Tuesday 28th September 2010
As 2000 progressed the guidelines for the bid started to change somewhat as I suspect the decision makers came to value what the impact of hosting The Ryder Cup meant to both the host nation and the host venue
Posted on 10:07pm Saturday 25th September 2010
By late Spring 2000 we were preparing for our first test, by staging the inaugural Wales Open with a field of 168 golfers, £1.25 million prize money and big names including Seve Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam & Sam Torrance.
Posted on 10:32pm Tuesday 10th August 2010
It was a sunny day in early May when a small delegation from The Harrow Apollo Male Choir visited The Three Crowns with a view to booking their annual barbecue.
Posted on 4:38pm Sunday 11th July 2010
For those of you paying attention you`ve probably noticed that I`m not to be trusted when it comes to making predictions on the outcome of major sporting events, in my last report to the nation I forecast that England would overcome Germany
Posted on 9:55pm Sunday 14th March 2010
The end of a busy weekend with Saturday night packed out with a hen party alongside a family celebrating a 90th and all topped off with Bushey Symphony Orchestra and what seemed to be half of their audience following their concert down the road at Bushey Hall.
Posted on 4:58pm Saturday 3rd October 2009
We publicans & restaurateurs have for want of a better phrase a wind down zone.It`s usually gone midnight when I lock up and I`m just not ready for bed, well who else finishes work and goes straight to bed ?
Posted on 11:50am Friday 3rd April 2009
Our 6 foot 4 cardboard cut out Lawrence had his day out with the lads at Twickenham for The Calcutta Cup, Colin failed in his allocated duty to dress him in a kilt, I couldn`t find the ginger “Jimmy” hat I was going to put on him so he had to settle for a tartan scarf.