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Sunny Blogging Part II

02/06/2019 Leave a comment

Back to Cardiff

 

 

Some were good, some were less so

The Rain at The End

02/06/2019 Leave a comment

Newport, rain

 

 

And The Tiny Rebel Bat

The Not Quite a Pub Crawl – Part II

01/06/2019 Leave a comment

It’s been over two years since I was last in The Ernest Willows (thank you Swarmapp), so it seemed the correct place to continue The Not Quite a Pub Crawl. It’s one of the cheaper Wetherspoons in Cardiff, a pleasant ten minutes walk from the City Centre.

It was in The Ernest Willows that my serious cask ale drinking really begun. May 2005 I’m looking at you. Sadly today the cask ales are mainly mass market ordinariness. So I have mostly transferred my flag.

It has however been refurbished inside and looking now outside too. So it’s two 13 Amp sockets and two usb power sockets per booth. Which is positive.

Not for the first time the advertised time of opening, this time from Facebook is incorrect. It’s 11:00 not 10:00. So on to The Central Bar (Wetherspoons) for a quick one before I return.

Occasionally in Spoons you will be asked if you want a straight or handled glass. Not really worried. Oddly enough, the toilets are downstairs here. They no longer have Pipes Ales on Keg here.

Swarmapp tells me that my last visit was May 2014, with this range of keg and cask, I must have been bonkers. Maybe it’s because the gents is in the sky. Anyway, return visit already planned. Food looks good too. Run by the same people who run the Pen and Wig in Newport too.

Moving on to The Head of Steam, Church Street, in the centre of Cardiff. Just along from The Old Arcade. Been here from just before Christmas and definitely worth a visit. Good select of both cask and keg with bottles from Pipes in the fridge. Live Untappd feed.

I’m bottom left just left to The Untappd icon.

We are keen on Flags and I am keen on Chips. Caroline Street or as it is better know “Chip Alley” £2.00 for an open cone of Chips, big City prices.

The City Arms, directly across the road from Tiny Rebel Cardiff, now also has a live Untappd feed.

Sitting in the corner as is my want. Still humid. There will be a Part III.

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

30/05/2019 Leave a comment

Now in 4K

 

 

And H265, well initially anyway

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.

The All Light Journey

12/03/2019 Leave a comment

Monday in Newport

 

 

And it’s Semi Spring

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