Friday, 23 December 2016

Urgh...

Someone's passed their last exam today so there's champagne on the go now.

The city's overrun with kids

The last couple of days have been 'bring your kids to work' days in the city but today has to be the worst.  I get a fairly late train (8:26) and it was rammed this morning.  There must have been 30 small children in my carriage alone.

My company is putting on a bit of a show for the kids later.  I think they're expecting 100 in total.  Jeez!

Hopefully they'll all have left before I need to catch my last train home of the year at 1:30.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Well, that's a turn up for the books


A very smug Stuart has found a new pub in the city.  I was due to meet up with a couple of friends for pre-Christmas lunch-time-o-booze but when I got to the venue (OTW- stupid choice given the time of the year) it was far too busy.  Everywhere else local was bound to be busy too so we popped into a place we hadn't been in for around 7 years (because it used to be shit), it turns out that Craft Beer Co had moved in a year ago.

http://www.thecraftbeerco.com/st-mary-axe/

Expensive: Yes (nearly £6 a pint), but that's not a deal clincher
Speed of service: Good
Seats: Good (i'm getting old now)
Music: Rock

They've completely gutted the original place and basically stripped everything back. Fairly common these days but they've managed to keep a load of the original features.  Vaulted ceilings and parquet flooring.




Monday, 19 December 2016

Yes. Yes, I am a master chef

Grilled chicken and pear salad with praline pine nuts and a blue cheese dressing.

How dare they

I'm still a practicing Jedi.  I will not let some Charity commission dictate whether or not it is a religion or not.  There are certainly more far fetched ones out there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38368526


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Gaming in the pub

I was waiting for April in a pub just off Kings Cross last night and group of guys unpacked started playing Ticket to Ride: Europe.

I'm thinking of seeing if I can convince a few locals to do the same in Tonbridge. Perhaps the first Monday of every month starting in the new year.

Photos from the Scala

The Pins and headline act Honeyblood. Excellent gig.

Some views of the city from the lift

I was stuck in the lift for 10 minutes earlier in the week. One of my managers was stuck in there for 2.5h on a Friday night. But here are some photos of the view.

I 'won' a copy of Guess Who on Ebay

Last year I made a version of Clark Trumps for my nephew Sam.  This year I was going to make Tonbridge Trumps for all of our Tonbridge friends as Christmas presents.  But April convinced me that this may cause more harm that initially intended.

Suggested categories were

Height
Age
Weight
Style
Volume

I have instead decided to make Tonbridge Guess Who.  Now to find and print amusing pictures of all my Tonbridge friends...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Will it last?

33 days till our next delivery, with the sub 0 temperatures I can't see it lasting. I think there is only enough there for 5 or 6 fires. I think I will need to do a trip to our local store.