I've been working at home today after breaking part of a tooth off by biting into a bit of stone in my muesli resulted in a quick repair job at the dentist. And no, I never thought I'd say such a lame excuse for not travelling to White City either.
Posts about "beer"
I can still remember where I was, when it was and what I was drinking when I had my first pint of ale.
It's the last day in the saddle and the destination is Switzerland's capital, Bern.
I'm not one for political posts normally, but sometimes you just have to ask what the hell our politicians are playing at? I'm talking about you, Alistair "Pub Killer" Darling and your insane 4p rise in excise duty on beer. That is, ladies and gentlemen, a rise of 13% in tax. At a time when the cost of a pint is increasing anyway due to higher prices in materials.
Is a hundred years after it was first mooted, enough time to wait for us to finally go totally metric?
Last night after work we had one of those rare moments - and end of year review, followed, of course, by some celebratory drinks.
Another day, another year, another trip to the Great British Beer Festival - the UK's biggest pub!
Only a complete simpleton would put the stuff they're trying to steel right in front of the cashier in the first place.
Nine times out of ten, the pubs that are currently causing the problems have late licenses already. Stopping the licensing reforms won't cause a single change to the hassles that the police have to contend with because the problem is there now and won't change.
It's taken me five years but I've finally done it - this year I finally made it to the Great British Beer Festival. Cue lots of talk of ale, pie, buses and of course, Rich Tea biscuits. (You'll have to read it to find out...)