The Island Queen, hidden in the darkest depths of Angel, is a pub I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, but with one thing and another, never got around to. This week, wanting a change from our usual Wetherspoon’s fare, Louise and I decided to give their Sunday lunch a try.
Last night, I was with a group of people in The Blue Posts, a Sam Smith’s pub on Newman Street. I was minding my business with a drink (which as it happens was in incredibly overpriced glass of Chenin Blanc) with my tablet on the table in front of me, switched off, others around had smartphones, some on, some off. The point of the tablet here is to monitor Facebook and Meetup to see when group members are going to arrive, drop out or when new members get lost and need help finding us. I and others do this in a few groups in man pubs and it’s always been great, especially in pubs with Wi-Fi. However, The Blue Posts doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so I was using my own connection. (more…)