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Planning My Tech

18/09/2021 Leave a comment

The day after the Apple iPhone Announcement 2021. A time to cogitate and plan, maybe the odd Fine Ale as well. A pleasant classic Autumn morning to start the day. A new Transport for Wales Rail timetable meaning my train left five minutes earlier.

My Costa points are now Beans which means they cannot be exchanged for Bacon Rolls, however Beans mean you can have whatever size Coffee you want and the large is very large. The Gatekeeper is full of Welsh Ales which is somewhat of a mixed bag. However, the supply of Hazy Jane is plentiful, luckliy.

Bubs was quiet to start and cool in the midday Sun. The wall menu had a shed load of sours, so it was start at the top and work my way down. That with Stevie Ray Vaughan and fast WiFi set the scene for the afternoon. There was was of course some TikiBar and the DrinkBot made an appearance. Good Autumnal Times.

The Non Zero, Zero Day

08/08/2021 Leave a comment

It’s more about the transparency than the actual real world effects. But hey, that’s what life is like here in Wales. Still, I was the first customer in the Cardiff Queen Street branch of Costa Coffee. Coffee and a Bacon Roll with Costa points to boot. Will I be able to use them again at Christmas or will we be locked down again?

Central Bar to start with the choice of mask on or off and bar or app service. All very civilised. BrewDog from 12:00 and got damp in a cloudburst getting there. All masked and mostly pre booked, so I was lucky to get in. Saw a post from Bubs saying they are still masked. So very much a mixed economy. Great beers in BrewDog and 10% discount for being a Punk. Met an old friend on the train home and didn’t recognise him. Things change.

For Saturday 07 August 2021

07/08/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 07 August 2021. Treforest Pubs, My First 2021 Tomato, PACing to Tesco Mobile, Stinky, WSL 2, Level Zero, . #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap

Ready The Prelude

11/07/2021 Leave a comment

High Summer, a drizzly Summer and it was off to Cardiff to dust off the old Beano Prelude Video skills. Starbucks in St Mary Street is now open from early and the Central Bar is still the place where the whole world goes for a Full English. Pity it hasn’t got FTTC yet. The PM is held in Bubs. The Finest of Ales, the quality of the welcome and Fast FTTC Wifi. Good times were back. Mostly Tiddly on the way home.

For Saturday 10 July 2021

10/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 10 July2021.  Brew Monster Cardiff Bay, Peppers planted on, Bojo for the 19th, Lottery win, Wales is Vague, England win, No Bank Holiday and back to Cardiff. #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap

Prelude Practise

10/07/2021 Leave a comment

Despite being in Wales, where Mr Drakeford has gone rather quiet, I am in practise for the English end of lockdown day.  Of course it is drizzling and you need a fresh cup each time for the all you can drink coffee. Yes, it Spoons, in this case The Central Bar Cardiff. It also looks like we have cask ale and I’m booked into Bubs Cardiff for Midday.

For Saturday 03 July 2021

03/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 03 July2021.  Wales out, NAS issues, rain, England beat Germany, second half of the year, The Bay. #CardiffBay #SaturdayWrap 

Cardiff Like Newport

06/06/2021 Leave a comment

Summer and a pleasant train journey into Cardiff. However The Queen Street Costa Coffee doesn’t open until 08:00 on a Saturday.  Things aren’t back to normal at all. Also, the cask selection in The Gatekeeper is minimal. Thankfully Bubs came to the rescue. The Finest of Ales, The Finest of Staff and some kick arse WiFi. No if I could only get them to open at 07:00 and do Bacon Rolls. You can dream, can’t you?


For Saturday 05 June 2021

05/06/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 05 June 2021. #mb01 and Belgian Ales, 13.5 TOG. Apple TV 4K 2021, second Jab. Slightly sore arm, IFTTT, Summer planting and Cardiff is also closed in the early morning . #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap 

For Saturday 15 May 2021

15/05/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 15 May 2021. Elon and Crypto, Showers, Keysmith, Bamboo socks, Edge on Linux, Work in Cardiff, Painting The Tumble, 14 months and The FA Cup and Euro Dream Team. #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap 

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