I was pottering around the garden here today when I found something.
At first I thought it was just a darker than usual shadow under a weeping willow, but then I looked closer.
In fact it was a hole of some kind. Underneath a weeping willow seems to be a strange place to have a hole and what’s more it was a strange shape. The floor of it sloped steeply downwards and curved around towards the tree roots.
I went down.
At the bottom there was a door which I pushed.
It was open.
What I saw was a tad surprising.
Yup. There beneath the ground, under a weeping willow was a fully stocked bar complete with glasses, wine, beer and whatever-you’re-having-yourself. I grant it was fairly small. It was also nice and cool, and being underground, it was dark, but electricity is laid on and fully functional. Not a single no-smoking sign anywhere. All it needed was a Hobbit or a Womble asking me what my pleasure was.
I very rarely suffer from jealousy but I am really fucking jealous. I want one and I want it badly.
Now I have to work out where an underground bar can be discreetly concealed in Head Rambles Manor.
I can see I’ll have a busy time when I get home.
That’s a great idea for old septic tanks!
An alcoholic gophers version of heaven.
The Wine in the Willows.
An underground bar complete with washing up bowl and some strange looking jar things in the background and to boot “well stocked”
I swear you could fall into a bucket of shit and come out smelling of roses
Not Green – I would be a little wary at the drink becoming tainted. How does one de-stink a septic tank?
Jim C – Quite a few animals would be happy there. Gophers, moles, rabbits, Grandads?
TT – Hah! When I was scribbling I thought of inserting a Kenneth Graham reference. Didn’t think of that one though! 😉
Patrick – Now we are back to septic tanks again. The photograph wasn’t that good. One wall was lined with wine racks, and there were loads of tinned beers of many varieties. One thing I couldn’t photograph was the smell – a beautiful earthy aroma. Made me quite thirsty.
Did you see a Rabbit in a Top Hat in a hurry, bottles with ‘drink me’ labled on them. If so, GD you are really fucked. Make sure you are’nt wearing a dress and watch out for Johnny Depp.
And you can fill it full of guns and supplies for when the Euro-rapture comes.
oh man that would be a sweet setup! you MUST do it you MUST
But where’s the back door for when the Guards come calling about after hours drinking?
What is the green stuff on the plate GD!
Any of you assholes seen the new Irish movie “The Guard” with Brendan Gleeson? Google the trailer. Check it out.
Popeye – The ‘green stuff’ is a pattern on the white tray [please note, Patrick… not a washing up bowl!]
TT – What the fuck has that got to do with the price of biscuits?
I think TT was inferring that if your bunker were in Ireland, Mr Gleeson might call after closing time and take your name for drinking after hours.