The Heat is On… and off… and on but mostly off (with plenty of rain too)
Mungo Jerry (In the Summertime), Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince (Summertime) even John Travolta & Olivia Newton John (Summer Nights), they all sang about what should be our favourite season of the year. Songs no doubt inspired by the long hot summers we have been craving/anticipating since we had a burst of sunshine in March. The kind where you’d have barbecues every day driving fancy cars (DR Dre, 1999).
Where’s our summer? Maybe it just wasn’t to be. Even as I write, it’s gone from bright sunshine to being overcast with dark clouds forming. Although it is a struggle to find them in this case, there are positives to be found in everything, even the wettest summer we have ever seen. We use our brand new barbecue as storage and the garden gets a thorough and regular watering however, there is one major disappointment we cannot get over, we’ve only been able to use our fantastic garden bar about 3 times.
Not being the kind of people to get hung up on these set-backs we’ve embarked on a very exciting project to bring a taste of the Caribbean to Marlow that can be enjoyed all year round, whatever the weather. We’re converting the garden bar into a Mount Gay Rum Shack! You may think it’s a little late but we want to bring you a taste of the Caribbean every time you come and pay us a visit and not just wait for summer because as you’ve probably realised, you could be waiting quite a while.
We’ll be celebrating the opening of the Mount Gay Rum Shack with ‘Bar-Bados’, our Carnival Party and Caribbean BBQ on Sunday 26th August complete with a live steel band, DJS in the garden and a rum punch that’ll knock your cotton socks off. See you at the shack?