The Thompsons on Beer, The AA, Wimbledon and the FIFA Women's World Cup

Tuesday 11 July 2023
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We are very partial to Adnams, but that’s because we go on holiday to Southwold every year. In terms of the Nottingham breweries we like Harvest Pale by Castle Rock. We like some of the beers from that brewery on St. Peters St in Lenton… what were they called? Nottingham Brewery! We’re partial to a beer or two from Magpie Brewery too!

The AA
Our van broke down outside our house the other day and we tried to call the AA to get them to come and fix it. But irritatingly they don’t seem to want you to phone them anymore. They want you to contact them on your computer, but we don’t have one. We had to phone three times to be able to speak to a human being. At the end of the conversation the woman said “No worries.” We had to correct her. She might not have been worried, but we were. 

Who will win it this year? It’s not going to be Federer now is it? It won’t be Boris Becker either now he’s been deported. It will probably be that Djokovic bloke then won’t it? We only really watch it very occasionally. It’s something we’d like to go to one day, but you’d probably end up with neck-ache. 

FIFA Women’s World Cup
We hope our ladies do well again. They were an absolute credit to the nation in winning the Euros and so we don’t see any reason why they can’t go on to go one bigger. They could probably teach the men a lesson or two and it’s nice to see them playing football without all the faff around it. 

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