Just outside of Cambridge is a little village called Grantchester, made famous to many by the Pink Floyd song Grantchester Meadows. A few months ago I paid it a visit!
Happy New Year to all my readers! Long ago, I told myself that as long as I got more views in each successive year, I would continue to put in a good effort on my blog. And for the 3rd year in a row, I have received more views than the previous year, so that means that in 2018 I will continue to give it a good go!
About a month ago I was in Birmingham, and though the birthplace of heavy metal had a certain attraction for me, it was clear that I was running out of interesting things to look at after three days of wandering around. I needed something else to do. As luck would have it, I remembered reading something about a bar crawl in Leam, and having a vague notion that I was perhaps near by, I went digging into my browser history!
Voila! A blog post “of all the pubs that you definitely haven’t visited, and probably shouldn’t.” That sounded like a challenge to me. After quickly copying down the bars from DollyFlower Cheese’s entertaining post, and figuring out that Leam was actually Royal-Leamington-Spa on the train line, I was ready.
The whole time we were in Cuba, I thought this beer was from Guatemala. Turns out I was wrong.
This was our go to rum. At 4.45 CUC per half litre bottle, we went through a few of these during our short trip!
Back in July I announced the commencement of a “Pubs & Alcohol” themed Mail Art exhibit on my blog. Alas I have received very little in the way of submissions, and until now I have forgotten to post what I did receive.
Here is the first item I received, a beer label collage postcard sent by my sister when she was in Nicaragua in November.