While I was replacing a tread on our staircase, I started to think about why people do DIY, rather than pay a professional to come in and do the job. I came up with the following main reasons: Save money Enjoyment Knowledge Following on from this, I thought about why I do it. Instantly myContinue Reading D.I.Why?
We recently took up the carpet on the stairs, so we could have a new one fitted. When we did so, the stairs were in decent condition, if not a little grubby. Considering they were made over 100 years ago, only one was broken. The first challenge was to work out how the stairs wereContinue Reading One small step…
Another year, and another Ale Trail! This time of year is my favourite. Whilst many people are feeling down following the distant excitement of Christmas, the build-up to Reading Beer Festival is in sight. Things were a little quiet on the Ale Trail Facebook page. Thankfully, in the winter 2018 edition of Mine’s a Pint,Continue Reading Ale Trail 2019
Back in July 2017, I took a huge career change. Having worked as a Science Teacher both in the UK and US for 7 years, I applied for I job with a small but far-reaching software development company in Surrey. One of the biggest benefits, trivial though it sounds, is I can now make aContinue Reading Don’t settle for inadequate tea at work
At Noon on the 10th February, the Ale Trail kicked off at The Fox and Hounds, Caversham. I’d been looking forward to this for a while now, as the Ale Trail really is one of my favourite activities of the year. The Fox and Hound, Caversham I have to the Fox and Hounds a numberContinue Reading Ale Trail 2018 – the opening day
Having visited three of the 24 pups on the ale trail, I have already found myself needing to refer to my opinion (and it is only that – my opnion) on craft beer twice. Rather than repeat myself over and over, I thought I’d document my thoughts on Craft Beer here, and simply link toContinue Reading Craft Beer – my thoughts
My eagerly-awaited birthday present from my wife was an evening of tea-related learning at the Bluebird Tea Co (now called Bird and Blend) in London. After a quick rush into London from work, I arrived in plenty of time, so was able to browse the shop for a while before Hannah arrived. There were soContinue Reading Tea Mixology at the Bluebird Tea Co.
Every year, the Reading and Mid Berks branch of CAMRA put on an ale trail in the lead up to the Reading Beer Festival. This year, the trails runs from February 10th to April 4th, and features 24 pubs in and around Reading. It really is one of my favourite times of the year, gettingContinue Reading Ale Trail 2018
There are many traditions when it comes to seeing in the New Year, and one of the oldest in the UK is the ringing of bells at midnight. This year I spend the New Year in Wales and was invited to ring in the 2018 at St David’s, Pembrokeshire. A quick visit to the pubContinue Reading New Year’s Day