The first guests of 2010 at the Bothy Folk Club were Peter and Barbara Snape, who specialise in British traditional song and Lancashire music hall-style songs. Always popular with the club, they deservedly went down well with the audience who had made it through the frosty conditions.
Over the last few weeks the real ale at the Park Golf Club (where the Bothy meets) has been Thwaites Good Elf, a 4.9% winter ale. This is a pleasant, slightly sweet ruby beer, which I think has been my favourite of all the seasonal ales I have drunk this Christmas. I don't suppose it will be available for much longer and we will soon be back on the Bomber.