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For Saturday 23 October 2021

23/10/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 23 October 2021. Still not there, 13.5 TOG just in case, more Summer Onions, Spoons Beer Fest, Apple Unleashed, Facebook hacking, A Hole, Saving Christmas, #mb05, Worldcoin. #Bristol #SaturdayWrap

20211021 – mb05 Day 01 Wrap

22/10/2021 Leave a comment

A refurbished Class 158, Temple Meads is now a huge Bike Park, PIA problems, Commercial Room Stillage, Semi Summer at LHG and another T-shirt.

Superior Stillage

22/10/2021 Leave a comment

You know when it rains when it isn’t forecast, however it had stopped by the time I got to Newport. Mind you the cold had arrived. The train arrived on time although it was only a two coach Class 158 but it was nicely refurbished. Bags dropped efficiently at the Ibis. Coffee in the Knights Templar and PIA needed to be uninstalled again.

The Commercial Rooms had all Autumn Festival Ales on still and there was not a dud out of the seven I had. The Shift Manager was great and it turns out she was from Aber.

Moved on to The Left Handed Giant Brewpub. Got weak and bought a T-shirt. Great place but needs faster WiFi. Quality start to #mb05.

20211021 – Prelude mb05 Bristol October 21

21/10/2021 Leave a comment

Back since January 2021, scary cancellation on Wednesday, hopefully with sound, Bag drop at the Ibis. Knights Templar and Commercial Rooms for Fest. Left Handed in Giant Tap Room #Prelude #mb05 #Bristol #October2021

Not Trusting The App

17/10/2021 Leave a comment

A Saturday Emergency Beano. An RTA on Newport Road. The bus before mine I saw tacking the Graig-y-Rhacca route. The Stagecoach App said everything was fine. I decided to wait at the bus stop on the Graig-y-Rhacca route. I was right. And while we are at it, what is it with PIA and the Cloud’s captive portal under iOS? Still it didn’t rain. Tiny Rebel Newport, not quite back to normal. I miss the fridge full of Guest Fine Ales. And it was the 50A back home.

I’ll Take The Long Way There

12/09/2021 Leave a comment

The 50A due to Costa not opening until 08:00. Confused Autumnal weather with no Hazy Jane shortage in The Larry. Old School but fast WiFi and Cask Ale in the Pen & Wig. And when a Cask is fresh on and the Ale is Fine, well that’s the Way Forward. A large tray od Chips from nowhere near the Sea and then on to Tiny Rebel. Runners going from the Bar to the Brewery. Cask, Keg and a Can whilst going very old school with Tiki Bar TV. A sunny end to the day.

For Saturday 28 August 2021

28/08/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 28 August 2021. Craft Republic, Steam Railway, Pruning, Costa Opening Times, Hazy Jane, #mb02, TFWRail and Ludlow, WMR and Worcester, Hereford Beer House and Glass Earthenware, Ronaldo, Things change. #Hereford #SaturdayWrap

Embrace The Opaque

24/08/2021 Leave a comment

Commercial Street Newport Costa Coffee still not open at 07:00, despite what the Costa Website says. However the Costa at the station opens at 06:00 and the lady behind the counter was excellent. Started in The John Wallace Linton, where the Hazy Jane (my Breakfast Beer of choice) was in plentiful supply.

The Pen And Wig (Newport – Dog Friendly) for 10:02. The joy of it being back to the way it was pre Rhona, Cask and Citra to boot.

Chip shops can be tricky on a Monday, so it was Plan B and 50p more to boot. However a good sized portion and just around the corner from Tiny Rebel.

Speaking of which. In the corner by the power and now next to the organic back wall. Nothing better than slowly drinking the afternoon away. Solid Monday.

For Saturday 31 July 2021

31/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 31 July 2021.  Tiny Rebel Saturday, Summer Onion Sets, Japanese Onions, Amazon BTC, Yet more Apple Updates, Mental Health, £1.30 a litre and a week before. #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

Thunder, Lightning and Litter

25/07/2021 Leave a comment

Newport early on a Saturday morning. It’s full of litter. No use of litter bins, just everything just thrown on the ground. Windy, cooling rain at least until the John Wallace Linton opened at 08:00. WiFi not upgraded and a lot of bottled beers were out of stock. Not a good sign. Happy days in The Pen & Wig with almost full speed FTTC. The usual Harbour Chips and it was an old school afternoon in Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar. The beer menu is getting better there too. Nature is slowly healing.

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