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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2008-03-29 07:49 pm

Oldest pub in Leeds, some books and more Doctor Who

Went to Leeds today, Jennie's off for a hen night in York this evening so split the journey up. Plan had been to have lunch in the excellent Scarbrough Hotel opposite the station, but it was packed full of Leeds fans and all the seating was taken by a hen party, so we went on into town and ended up lucking out with seating at Whitelocks. Considering that it's the oldest pub in Leeds, it's damn impressive. Went there before[2] but not actually had a meal. Um, yeah. Menu made it look a bit pricy. Really, it's not. It's really not. I ordered veggie bangers and mash with a side of onion rings. Plate full. And really really good. Jennie had roast chicken. She got a roast chicken. Seriously. It even looked good to me, and I don't eat meat. If you're in Leeds and looking for good food or good beer, either is worth a try, and Whitelocks is just cool anyway.

We wandered a bit after that, I wanted to get hold of a book. Smiths didn't have it, but they did have a nice pile of DVDs on offer and, well, we couldn't resist, so more classic Who[1] and a few other things, including a boxed set of wooden board games[3]. Waterstone's didn't have it either, but they did have an import of Android's Dream so that's ok. We decided that out of Borders and Waterstone's, Waterstone's wins, could've spent all day there, easily. Instead we just spent money we don't really have. Ah well, books are never bad.

So, given she's off galivanting in York and I'm not in the mood to go back out, it's me, the dogs, a wide screen TV and a glass (or three) of whisky. After a nice long bath that is. What should I watch first then?

[Poll #1162622]
[1] And some 5th Doctor stuff, does that count as "classic"?
[2] our first proper 'date' as it happens
[3] Does anyone actually play backgammon properly? Never actually tried it.
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[personal profile] gominokouhai 2008-03-29 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Classic Who these days means anything pre-2005.
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[personal profile] gominokouhai 2008-03-29 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I think there's a significant enough distinction between the look of the two shows that—well, that we can call them two separate shows. Davison is closer to Pertwee and Troughton, in some misty semantic way, than he is to Tennant and Eccleston. Hence, I would say that the classic Who you remember from your youth, including Pertwee and before, now also includes Davison and everything up to and including The Curse of Fatal Death. Non-classic Who is from 2005 onward.

Shalka?... grey area.

[identity profile] 2008-03-30 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
The Curse of Fatal Death rules.
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[personal profile] gominokouhai 2008-03-30 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Interestingly, when I was demarcating Old and New Who then, I completely forgot about the TVM....

[identity profile] 2008-03-30 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
I like backgammon. Played a lot of it on the tarmac in Mosul when we were stuck there a whole day.

[identity profile] 2008-03-30 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Your imagination has not failed you. It didn't. For full details, you could ask SB to show you where to find the stuff I wrote at the time. You might know the place, actually.

[identity profile] 2008-03-30 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
[3]If the game doesn't have cardboard cut outs, colourful playing cards or miniatures, or at least 2 different kinds of die then it ain't worth playing ;)