Bangin’ Barcelona!

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Lockdown has given me lots of time to catch up on things, so I’ve finally been able to get around to writing up about our 2019 visit to banging Barcelona. Only eighteen months later. Oh well. Because it’s so long ago now, I can only recall vague detail although I can tell you that Barcelona is a vibrant, bustling city …

From the Archives: Drowning Poole.

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The second of my archive ramblings from Newark CAMRA’s newsletter is from July 2003. After several weeks of unseasonably warm weather, it was finally time for our planned long weekend trip south to Poole. No surprise, then that the weather broke the day I drove down to Wiltshire, raining torrentially for almost two days without stopping. Never mind, most of …

From the Archives: Go Go Goa.

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For the next few posts, I thought I’d reproduce some beery ramblings I wrote for the local CAMRA newsletter. The following appeared in Newark CAMRA’s Beer Gutter Press and was from April 2001 India doesn’t immediately spring to mind when a real ale enthusiast thinks of heaven and they’d be right! In fact, its a beer desert, as BoldBelvoir discovered …

Zombie City

The end of the World, as we know it?

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…so go the lyrics of the REM song. It’s a long time since I’ve posted on this blog, so I thought I’d do an update now I’ve a bit of time owing to the enforced ‘holiday’ most of us are having at the moment. Surreal times indeed! Who’d have thought, only a month ago, that most of the world would …

Beertastico Roma!

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Right, this isn’t a normal GOTBlog post as it’s about my recent visit to Rome. As it’s supposed to be a grumpy blog I’ll get the whingy bits out of the way and then post some nice bits for a change! First up, Rome is old, old, old. A bit like me. And needs a bit of TLC. A bit …

By gum, they’ve finally got it!

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Well, I noticed a lot of the press reported last week about local councils getting together to persuade the multi-million pound chewing gum industry to help clean up its own filth from our town’s streets. I had a moan about this on this blog nearly four years ago. Finally, someone’s caught on! It ain’t gonna make any difference though. Apparently …

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Horsin’ around

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In a mad half hour down the pub today, we were discussing the difference between an Ass and a Mule. Don’t know? Well, I’ll tell you. An ass is the same as a donkey, a mule is a cross between a (male) donkey and a (female) horse. Then we got to thinking what other crosses you could have and came …

No Coming Back!

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Apparently the Mars One Project (www.mars-one.com), a one-way mission to Mars with no hope of return, has attracted a total 202,586 volunteers wanting to make the journey of a lifetime. This number will be whittled down to a shortlist of just 40 from which the four lucky (?) candidates will be chosen to then undertake seven years of intensive training, …