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Superior Hot Weather Sales Technique

18/07/2021 Leave a comment

Bridgend because, why not, haven’t been there for ages and it’s the same price on the train as just going to Cardiff. Double check in at the Wyndham Hotel. Apparently due to the council? Slowly watching an upload and then onto to The Coach. What an excellent pub it is! And the Barmaid has an excellent sales technique. Two glasses and a T-shirt later. Didn’t make it to the Little Bar on the Bridge as I became a bit sleepy and then it was the joy of cancelled trains. I need more Beano training, urgently.#

Not Trusting The Internet

27/06/2021 Leave a comment

A choice of two Costa Coffees in Newport. Their website says one is open and the other one is closed. First discovery, the open one is closed and only much later did I learn that the closed one is open. Also, the Internet was down in the John Wallace Linton. However, The JWL is getting a FTTC update. Which is good. On to the Pen & Wig which already has FTTC and still the best collection of Cask Ale in Newport. Huge tray of chips from The Harbour Fish Bar before sitting in the corner in Tiny Rebel Newport. Wales got hammered 4-0.


It Ended With The Blues

05/12/2020 Leave a comment
So the pubs close at 18:00 on Friday (mostly) without a vote and ignoring the science. Safer in the pub than in work.  Prebooked into Bubs with a sour tap takeover from Cascade Brewing (Oregon). So Costa, with points. The Central Bar with a Scottish Cask Ale. Poundland for cheap Christmas lights. The Head of Steam for a live Untappd Sherbet. Then Bubs, where Stevie Ray Vaughan was playing when I arrived.
Superb, safe afternoon with a little Classic Rock as well. Probably the last Emergency Beano of 2020. Rained.

Beer and Genius

29/11/2020 Leave a comment
There was rain, lots of rain. A RTA on the way to the Station and a Coffee and a Bacon Roll in Costa. The Central Bar for The Saturday Wrap. Then off to the Apple Store. Cardiff rather packed with Christmas Shopper. Also packed with Rugby Fans. Managed to get into The Old Arcade where I was informed there wasn’t Cask Brains Dark since the first Lockdown.
And next door into Bubs Cardiff. A prebooked three hour slot and some awesome ales. Web App to the fore. I wonder how the non announcement, announcement will affect them.

While I Still Can

26/11/2020 Leave a comment
It was the last day of my June Beano, you know the one that was deferred until November. Later buses and better weather. Costa now do seat delivery. The Central Bar is now plexiglass central and who knew that the Queen’s Valults opens at 10:00.
It is also just across the corner from BrrwDog Cardiff. Nice app and web app. Lots of issues with my password, however once in it became sour Monday. There is a Monday discount along with my equity for punks discount. Some samples out of the blue and it was a great Monday. Now let’s hope Mr Drakeford doesn’t do a Mr Johnson!

For Saturday 21 November 2020

21/11/2020 Leave a comment
The Saturday Wrap for 21 November 2020. Trains are still delayed, Coffee and Bacon Rolls, Bubs, M1 forward, Christmas ready, Unforeseen Circumstances, Cold Safety and Weed and Feed. From #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

Cold Pubs and Buses

21/11/2020 Leave a comment
It’s the little things that matter, like being on the 50 bus, travelling towards Newport in the dark. Costa Coffee and Bacon Rolls and sitting in the corner in Pubs. Some things are still different, Pubs and Buses are cold, doors and windows are off to provide fresh, non stagnant air. Places open later because more people are working from home and there are less frequent buses and trains.
Christmas trees are be put up all over and our leaders are deciding what the actual cost will be.  Me I just thankful for Beanoing.

Safer In The Lion

19/11/2020 Leave a comment

Train delays that this time did not work in my favour. Lot’s of weather but relatively mild for November. You can’t beat a Costa Coffee Bacon roll and that plus a Cappuccino is a great start to the day. Another Spoons, another sign in. NHS or fill it in yourself, I choose the later. The rest was app based. Almost came away with a raffle ticket for a Big, Big Ted but didn’t.

Off to the best back street boozer I know. The Golden Lion in Glebe Street. Sign yourself in time. I actuality drank a lager but in my defense it was rather Germanic. Elsewhere, unforeseen circumstances.

Red Sky and Email Bookings

17/11/2020 Leave a comment

Signalling problems then led to me a chancing a train I thought I wasn’t going to get. Lots of red sky in the morning and everyone was wearing a mask. First Coffee and Bacon Roll at Costa since I had the car serviced back in August. Lovely aromas. The Gatekeeper didn’t seem to have much of anything in terms of drinks, probably worried about another Fire Break. Also the same issue with the app as in The Queens Hotel. Still nice and relaxing.

Dropped a booking email to Bubs (ex Beelzebubs, ex Small Bar) to book a table for 12:00. I was there on the dot. Very well run, very secure and an awesome range of beers. must return. Pity about the rain.

For Saturday 22 August 2020

22/08/2020 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 22 August 2020. FTP, support and Fantasy Football. YouTube without Video. Other viruses and Textexpander. Booking a table in Pubs, not. From #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

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