Tag Archives: beer

Summer Streets

Summer has hit the streets of Amsterdam.

I really need to qualify that and say that it pokes its head out occasionally. Often it gets frightened off by the cold wind and rain. Some days it sits out the morning then appears around 1 or 2pm for a few hours.

Nevertheless, the folk here are revelling in it. Continue reading

Swift Half

England has single-handedly turned around my reluctance to visit pubs.

For one thing, I love being able to suggest to The BB that we “slip out for a swift half.”  As regular readers will know, I don’t even like beer, except as reading material, but that phrase, garnered from British TV shows, is too evocative to pass by. I use it to convey a desire for a chilled beverage of any persuasion, ingested from a container of any dimension. Continue reading

It’s All Relative

Can you imagine the Right Honourable’s excitement? A relative, and a ‘celebrated’ one at that, tucked away in England, hailing from down Tadcaster way. Continue reading

Not Drinking But Reading

I’m not, by any measure, a beer person so why spend ten minutes in the beer section in the Stratford Garden Centre near Warwick? Because of the names. Check them out. Continue reading