Well, it’s almost Christmas. And it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018. As far as I’m concerned (other than a rather interesting, exciting and quite lovely development over the last 8 weeks – what you might call 2018’s “golden goal”…?!), this meme sums up how I feel about 2018: But, it’s almost done so… Continue reading A Reel-ly Good Time…
Boxing day. The day where the majority of people are overcome by food / drink regret, before saying “ach fuck it” and opening another “family” sized bag of crisps or getting stuck into the leftover trifle. I’m not going to add myself to that group today. Well, what I mean is that although I will… Continue reading ‘Tis (just about still) the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 2)
No, don’t stop reading before you even start! This isn’t going to be some pishy, hippy, wanky look back at a year in which I have been “blessed” or “found myself”, or a reflection on how *another* year has flown by and I’m one step closer to death (although, that last bit is very true).… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 1)
I am hungover* today. To be honest, this has been a bit of trend for the last few weeks. November was pretty much an entire month of one Lovely Thing after another. It started with a week in sunny Lanzarote (the main themes of which were awesome scenery, much cheese eating and very cheap, very… Continue reading Beer and Cheer! The Campervan Brewery
Last Saturday I fulfilled a lifelong dream. Well, maybe not “life long” – let’s say, a dream I’ve had since I started boozing (though that’s not as snappy). I visited the world famous (?!) Wellpark Brewery in my beloved city of Glasgow. Before we get to the visit itself, a wee bit of background of… Continue reading All Hail the Big Red T!
In the last couple of years, I have started spending time on (cue dramatic music) The Other Side Of The Bridge. By this, I mean over the Forth, from Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife (no, I dunno why it’s called a “Kingdom” – what am I, Wikipedia?) and – more specifically, Dunfermline. Up until… Continue reading A Non-Fifer’s Guide to Dunfermline
My wonderful local wine and beer shop Cornelius runs various wine tasting evenings at restaurants in Edinburgh. It’s dead good: £35 a head and you get to try (usually) 7 or so wines, with at least a glass of each, with a spiel from A Person Who Knows About These Things, as well as a good… Continue reading Wine Tasting on a Monday Night? Aye ok.