Today’s excursion started out with a Schneider Weiss (Tap 4) and oddly, the same base camp as yesterday. However, today I has a Loufing with me, who’s starting out with a Spezial Hell. Unfortunately though, the F key on my keyboard is broken, so this could (read will) make life a bit awkward later.
After wandering around with some burgers, of which mine was Ostrich, and Loufing’s was Kangaroo, we found some more beer. I had Ballard’s Wassail and Lou had a Dorking Gold which she found rather bland. Lou wanted something from the Chilterns though so a Chiltern White was her next, while I, after a couple of false starts I got a Rebellion Silly Point. A rather ordinary, though perfectly drinkable tipple.
Following this, I tried both a Captain Gingerbread from Geeves and an Opat Apricot which was gorgeous… These were a little rushed as we were heading home, and hence a short post…
However, more to come.
Today marks the start of this year’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) at London Olympia, and for reasons I’ll let you work out for yourselves, I am there sampling a few choice brews from around the UK and it’s neighbour, the Rest of The World™.
Earlier this morning, I came across this article which a friend had re-posted on Facebook, and while funny did actually make me sit up and think. It’s about a restaurant in New York who’s manager wanted to know why their reviews had gone down. (more…)
As readers of this blog will have noticed, the lovely Louise took me away to Paris a couple of weeks ago, and we had lots of fun there, but… and this is where it gets surreal, it seems like a) I wasn’t destined to go, and b) I’m being punished for it… (more…)
Warning: Photo heavy. On Friday 20th June, 2014 at about 2pm, Louise and I headed off to St. Pancras International for the first leg of our French Adventure 2014. We ate a lunch at the Betjeman Arms and meandered over to the check-in for Eurostar. No sooner had we got through than they announced that the train was boarding. Next stop, Paris Gare du Nord.