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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

#mb09 – Day 01 – Politics and a Smock

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

Off to Bristol for #mb09. Four nights away with lots of Politics, European Elections including and a Smock. Cast not a clout and all that. First stop the Joy that is Newport Train Station. Luckily the train goes from Platform 4, so it it’s not an up and over. eTicket and double Nectar points to the fore.

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Having experience of TFWRail (Transport for Wales Rail) at peak times is quite an experience, usually standing. GWR (Great Western Railways) were able to provide me with a seat reservation and a turbo charged Diesel engine. So I was ahead there. Issue with the Customer Information System not knowing it was at Newport and a Driver, Guard conversation going out over the PA. Interesting.

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Bristol Temple Meads is only 5 minutes way from the nearest Spoons, The Knights Templar. Bacon and all you can drink Coffee awaited.

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09:00 and paying a Tenner for early check in the local Ibis (Bristol Temple Meads) paid off. Dropped off the bag and the Smock. It’s going to be a train spotter’s paradise there.

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Straight off then to the second Spoons of the day The Commercial Rooms. Nicely cool and lots of local ales. #CurryThursday

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Mind you I don’t want to go to Mr Tomilson’s Country and find Evan Evans on Cask.

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#CurryThursday works in Bristol too. Happy to swap the Popadoms for Chips. So it’s a quality half and half.

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There was spillage which was all my own fault and they cleaned up after me and they refreshed my glass. Thank you Moor Beer Co. CAMRA approved can to boot.

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No me but the tables are out of Plum. It’s a thing, apparently 

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I’ve been saying it’s The Barley May all week. You see Politics. However it’s Mow, so not Politics.  The Bristol Beer Factory’s Flagship Pub. Runny Scotch Eggs apparently, there will be a revisit.

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Opens at 12:00, so maybe a Saturday afternoon in there? No a bad first day.

Dump The Smock – #mb09 – Day 01

24/05/2019 Leave a comment

It was Summer

 

 

And there was Major Spillage

Now Blogging

28/04/2019 Leave a comment

Storm Hannah

 

 

And issues with .heic files

Storm Hannah Haircut

28/04/2019 Leave a comment

Storm Hannah rolled in overnight into Saturday 27 April 2019. We had had a severe wind warning from The Met Office, so I though it would be best to get an emergency haircut else we hair would blow around. Anyway it was rather damp and blowy at the bus stop.

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It may look nice but I think that’s just the camera on the iPhone. It was rather chilly I can tell you.

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Standard Bacon Roll and medium Cappuccino at Costa Coffee soon sorted that out.  And on Saturdays Just Men (ladies accepted also) opens about 07:45. First in first out.

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Missed the 50 to Newport by two minutes but as they are every fifteen minutes it wasn’t too bad. Strangely I was the only one on the bus all the way to Newport.

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First stop was the Queens Hotel but as the only real guest ale was Son of a Bitch by Bull Mastiff, I walked in and straight back out. Plan B was The John Wallace Linton around the corner.  A pint of JHB by Oakham Ales with 50p off from a CAMRA voucher.

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Moving on to the Pen and Wig on Stow Hill opposite a Church and it’s packed at 10:10 despite opening at 10:00

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My first tasting from Team Toxic, Gazza and Sue and it’s a good ‘un. Same it was in a Brains glass.

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Another pint, this time from Cold Black Label aka Brecon Brewing and it’s on to The Harbour Fish Bar for a tray of Chips. By the way it’s nowhere a Harbour and if it’s close to anything it’s Newport Railway Station. Best Chips in Newport by the way.

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By the way the way in Newport is better now. Post Chips visit to The Tiny Rebel Bar Newport.  In to the corner next to the power sockets. It was rather full in there.

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And that was me done for another Saturday.

Full Spoons Fest Saturday

31/03/2019 Leave a comment

It was all Real Ale

 

 

Apart from the Cider

The All Light Journey

12/03/2019 Leave a comment

Monday in Newport

 

 

And it’s Semi Spring

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