21/10/09

Oct. 21st, 2009 09:30 pm
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With the postal service out on strike - would the world end if "standard" residential post was once or twice a week, with anything faster being special delivery?

13/07/09

Jul. 13th, 2009 08:47 am
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Mondays. I'm not very good at mondays, but this has made it better. Cheese!
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Tonight is live Jazz at the Bear.
The Jazz is good
The food was fairly good.
The service is poor - 45minutes to get food is too long.
Not knowing your drinks menu is disappointing (how to make a cocktail on it can perhaps be forgiven, but staring blankly at the person ordering it as if they are stupid less so)
However not having the rum said cocktail requires, and then "err - we have some Woods. Is that a dark rum?" just sort of scores a bit of a "fail".
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Well, my initial nettle gathering foray is done - Tall and ripe ones seem to uproot quite easily. I tried rudimentary quality control by height (aimed for about shoulder height) and whether they broke when being lifted about mid-stem. I figure the better candidates will be tall and strong.
So I have a batch now - my initial cunning plan of a tesco "green" carrier bag... well, as you can see - they didn't fit :)
They are now in the back garden, lightly covered by a tarpaulin to dry.
Nettle cloth - step 1



I think next time will need to be tarp + string to tie the nettle bundle(s) - that should allow for easier carrying.

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 05:19 pm
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Browns is out next stop. The weather warm, but sadly the balcony occupied. 2hr stop, to allow food.

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 04:24 pm
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Dogma next, for cocktails and debauchery. All to the good - got here a little late, because of some slackers in Flying Standard.
One beer gone; 5451 steps....

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 03:34 pm
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Next is the flying standard. We have found where the manager of Earl of Mercia went to :)Evinced by the "oh god, I thought I got away from this lot"
4997 steps

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 03:27 pm
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Old Orleans next. Hopefully their food situation is less dire. MMmm Cocktails.
My cunning pre order plan has failed, but a pitcher of hurricane will make all well again.
3580 steps

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 01:15 pm
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Next is the Windmill. where we are now firmly ensconced. Gained a Stuuuu and a Pauli Dangerous.
Inspire recommends Delerium Tremens to someone who doesn't know their beers. This amuses me.
Windmill are disappointing on their food, but a sandwich will do.
Some splitters are off to Old Orleans, because they prefer the cocktails. We will catch them up.
3248 steps

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 12:14 pm
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Onwards to next bar: Inspire.
2 summer fruits Koppaberg, and a fat man breakfast.
2193 steps - but via the house to get rid of the books Tim gave me.

19/06/09

Jun. 19th, 2009 10:13 am
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Pub 1 - Earl oF Mercia.
970 steps. All is well.
Apart from Tim being a git and giving me a stack of books to carry around for the rest of the day.

17/06/09

Jun. 17th, 2009 12:52 pm
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Pre-beginners lessons starts at the mad hatters dance club tonight, which prepare for the actual "absolute beginners" lessons in september.
If anyone is interested, give me a shout - it starts at 20:00 or so, and gettng in touch by mobile might be an ideal.

20/05/09

May. 20th, 2009 02:45 pm
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There is a heated debate going on in our office at the moment. The scenario is this:
There is a roundabout near work. A dual carriageway leads up to it. The rush hour traffic is pretty much all turning left, and queuing in the left lane.
Is overtaking in the right lane, and going all the way around the roundabout to skip the traffic queue innovative and efficient, or is it being rude and annoying?

Walking

May. 20th, 2009 10:42 am
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Walked to work and back yesterday. 4.1miles each way. I don't think I've actually walked that far in a day for _quite_ some time. Took a bit under an hour and a half, and I ended up on 20k steps for the day (usefully over the 11k target).

Not as bad as I thought, although time consuming.
Given how awful the parking is here, I might have to do it more often.

20/05/09

May. 20th, 2009 09:19 am
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The barcrawl is coming. Friday 19th June. Start of route will be the Earl of Mercia at 10:00 for breakfast.

18/05/09

May. 18th, 2009 03:45 pm
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Today I have learned that a bill for time and materials is a very effective way to get the attention of someone who has been making your life difficult with inefficient bureacracy.
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I rather like walking in the rain. Having the right combination of clothes to keep warm and dry, and most especially a hat, because I dislike the rain on my face stops it being inconvenient.
But from there, I like the way the streets clear. I like the sound of the rain, and most especially that rich and fresh smell that comes from all the plants. Especially the trees - the scent that just seems to be a joyous announcement of life. And the water washing away some of the day to day grime and grit.

At least, up until a passing bus drives rapidly though a puddle and soaks you. It quickly stops being so pleasant when you get cold and wet.
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As the weather warms up, it increasingly seems that having a picnic in the Memorial Park in Coventry might be worthwhile.

General notion being turn up, gather as a group, and eat, drink and be merry. Until it starts raining.

Is anyone interested in the general notion?

08/04/09

Apr. 8th, 2009 09:34 am
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Are there particular pubs/bars you would or wouldn't like to see included on the all day barcrawl route? (Fri 19th June by the way)

06/04/09

Apr. 6th, 2009 03:05 pm
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I appear to have won the Grand National.
Well, ok, the 100/1 pick in the sweepstake I got won in a shock victory.

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