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May 2019

31/05/2019 Leave a comment

The month of:-

minibeano.com
Bath by Train
End of a Classic Part 01
Auto Swarm Calendar Add is back
FireFault
#mb08 2019
Gordon Bennett
New Strawberries
Google IO
All gone 3a
Planting week
Bern leaves
3a and Home Hub
Gone Waze
Summer planting
Eating Mushrooms
Grumpy Cat passes
#mb09
Video and Spillage
Mrs May resigns
Half a King Street
12.3.1
Korean Dip
Sour Sunday
1080p Penarth
4K Newport

Coming in June 2019

More Dorchester
More Hereford

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The Pixel 3a Test Part 2 – 4K in Newport

30/05/2019 Leave a comment

Now in 4K

 

 

And H265, well initially anyway

Thicker Socks to Penarth

29/05/2019 2 comments

The day after the return from #mb09 in Bristol and the washing is done and the foot blisters are healing. An e train ticket, changing in Cardiff Queen Street, splitting in Cardiff Central and then disappointingly missing out Dingle Road and going straight to Penarth International.

Penarth, the memories of the 2006 World Cup, HD TV and the rain. Costa followed by the The Bears Head, where Aneurin Bevan staff are on transfer. Carpet for Mr Manning.

There is a Pixel 3a video version coming for Mr Tomilson.

Crafty Devil, the craft brewery from Cardiff have recently opened Crafty Devil’s Cellar Penarth. The bar is open at 10:00, great Ales, Coffee and Food. The only drawback is the lack of customer WiFi.

You can go out for a day’s drinking without some chips and this is the best chip shop in Penarth. £1.80 a tray, plastic fork included.

On to my favourite back street boozer, The Golden Lion. Ale by Gazza (Mission Creep) and a rather well filled Gammon Roll. Joe Bonamassa on the Jukebox. A great way to spend your lunch time.

I’m not sure if it is The Pilot or The New Pilot. The sign, Swarm App and Facebook all disagree. However for a Gastro Pub it has an excellent select of Fine Cask Ales. Plus the rain has stopped and the Sun is out. Cardiff Bay in the distance to the left.

Not Spoons prices but non Spoons Ales and rather good free WiFi. Penarth is always worth a visit.

The Pixel 3a Test in Penarth

29/05/2019 Leave a comment

1080p

 

 

However I’m pleased. Rendered on LumaFusion

#mb09 – Day 04 – Sour Sunday

27/05/2019 Leave a comment

Sunday started rather grey and windy. The Commercial Rooms (Spoons) opened up at 08:00 and for the second day running someone tried to nick my seat.  Must be a Bristol thing. The weights and measures poster was next to the Coffee machine. Strange as it has nothing to do with coffee.

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Spoons is tricky when you are on your own and it begins to fill up. Especially in Summer or semi Summer when you don’t have your Smock to put over the back of your seat. Mind you, that’s debatable in Bristol.

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It filled up while I was at the bar. Cask Ales not on the Spoons App. It needs a major update in my opinion.

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Sour Sunday at The Moor Beer Co Bristol Tap and Brewery. There was drizzle and the Smock was deployed.

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No Pump Clips, however look at the quality. Staff are rather excellent too. Looks like Sour Sunday is a thing.

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Moving on to bottles. Italy 2 – Belgium 1. Subtle Apricot Funkiness. And while we are in Europe, political reference there. Vote for Larry The Cat.

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And Mr Darth to finish it all off, what a great Sunday Afternoon. I have to go back.

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Drink Moor Beer Obvs.

#mb09 – Day 04 – Wrap

27/05/2019 Leave a comment

The time flew

 

 

And the return is planned

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Italy 2 – 1 Belgium #mb09

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

2 Italian Sours to one from Belgium

 

 

However the Belgian one was from Cantillon

#mb09 – Day 03 – King Street Part 02

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

So the plan is to revisit King Street. Only this blog post will tell if I manage to get there. My drinking has started in The Commercial Room, a Spoons up a hill in Bristol. There is a Curry sale on, so the schedule may go to pot again.

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Well The Commercial Rooms filled up so much, it was a Saturday morning after all, that I quit it and thought I’d test out a new bar.

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If in doubt put Craft on the outside and the punters will flock in. I did. It’s more of a Sport Bar / Nightclub that opens at 11:00 in the morning. Moor Beer and Abbor on cask, so a bit of a winner anyway.

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Gone all arty on the photo front without ever trying. It’s the top end of King Street (Part 02) and the Small Bar front and to the left. No cash needed as it’s card only. The Apple Pay took a battering.

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Pump Clips are gone too so it’s all about the menu’s.  The food was all Asian based which was a bit of a shock for me with my Potato based Valley’s diet. So I touched wood and pleaded ignorance to the bar staff and came away with a Korean Dip.

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Luckily Asian’s are big into Chips too. The Fine Ale was an excellent and very different Lager from Deya. Will dine in the Small Bar again. However note the lack of condiments.

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Across the road to The Bristol Beer Emporium to finish the day. I spotted some fridges that I had never seen before, I blaming the quality bar. Note to self, revisit to see what else I have missed.

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The mark of a good Beano, you want to return even before you have left.

#mb09 – Day 03 – Wrap

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

There was a Spoons Curry Sale

 

 

However I went Korean in The Small Bar

Swap The Curry For Korean #mb09

26/05/2019 Leave a comment

There was a Curry Sale

 

 

But in the end it was Chicken with Korean Dip

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