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05-03-2016, 11:25
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Last week brought me some good news regarding the whole cancer story I’ve been living this last 7 months. **I recently had part of my kidney taken out as a suspicious cyst had been detected, the only way to test it was to actually remove it and the surrounding tissue. *It turns out that the cyst was cancerous, but the tests on the surrounding tissue came out clear, so on Thursday I was cleared of Kidney Cancer. *This week I should get the all clear on the cancers in my tonsil and lymph node (everything crossed!). **It’s been a rough ride, but finally I can step off this rollercoaster. **It’s a ride I’d rather not have been on, but life has pushed me there, and I’ve met dozens of fantastic people along the way, I can’t say enough about the staff at Leed Cancer Centre, MacMillans Cancer Support, all the nurses and doctors who have operated and looked after me during my three operations. *
Without this episode in my life, I’d never have met any of them and my life would be less rich for it. *You never want to get cancer, but if you do don’t be scared, the care out there is exemplary and is a big reason Jeremy Hunt should be stopped right now from doing any more damage to the NHS and his plans to dismantle it whilst handing it over to the private sector. *The junior doctors who work long hours and do a great job 24 hours a day need our support and deserve a better package than that being imposed on them. *I hope for Jeremy’s sake he doesn’t need NHS treatment any time soon as when that doctor says “It’ll only hurt a bit”, it might not be quite true.
http://www.seanliquorish.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/calanspub1-300x170.jpg (http://www.seanliquorish.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/calanspub1.jpg)Now back to the pub news! **I was chatting to the owners of Calans in Hebden Bridge online and it appears that all things going to plan that they will re-open sometime in May. *This is fantastic news for residents and visitors alike, the town is still short of pubs with only 4 open at the moment. **This will give the town three great ale pubs again (Old Gate, Fox and Goose, Calans) and will make many people happy again who were just getting used to the friendly warm surrounds of the micropub. *Fingers cross I’ll be buying Alan and Alison a pint to celebrate their opening in a couple of months.
http://www.seanliquorish.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/12605344_513063148855467_676815325668198535_o-300x300.jpg (http://www.seanliquorish.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/12605344_513063148855467_676815325668198535_o.jpg) More news on micropubs and the Market Tavern, Brighouse is doing well, not that it surprises me. **Over the weekend it was so successful that they ran out of beer with another well known ale house coming to their rescue. *It also appears that they took most of the same pubs customers as well one night! **I’ve went in last week for a couple of cracking beers to celebrate the news from the start of this article. *A nice crowd is settling in now to the pub and there seem to be plenty of regular faces already. *Best of luck to Debbie and Snap, the welcoming hosts there for future success.
This final section goes out to all the “Ruth’s” out there. *We all know the landlord, the public face of the pub we see pulling our pints, changing the beers over and making sure everyone is happy. **The “Ruth’s” are the people who work behind the scenes to make sure that all the paperwork and admin is kept up to date and submitted to the right people at the right time. *Without people like this business’s just couldn’t operate long term. **If you do the money and bills at home you know it can take some time up managing the monthly paycheck, now take that a multiply it to account for the taxman, company accounts, balancing the books etc. **We all buy a drink from time to time for the bar staff or landlord, but we don’t think about those sitting behind a laptop or pile of papers. *Next time you are in the pub, why not buy them a drink instead., I’m sure the landlord won’t mind for once!
Back of house is something which is easily forgotten, you go to a decently sized pub for dinner and your order will immediately involve four to five people, you only seeing two of them, the bartender and serving staff. *If you expand this, your transaction will go through another two to three people in the back office. **The hospitality business, which includes pubs is like an iceberg, it looks calm on the surface, but there is a hell of a lot going on below the water line.

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