My Campaign to Support My Local Pub
Nov09

My Campaign to Support My Local Pub

I’ve written a long article on my beerwriter.co.uk blog, where I talk about my local pub, The Hand and Heart, which is currently under threat of closure due to financial pressures. It’s a proper ‘local’ pub, with a small friendly community of drinkers who are always up for a chat over a pint.  The landlord Bram is an old fashioned grumpy but thoughtful old school landlord, who probably knows more about beer and...

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Gig; The incredibly Strange Film Band
Oct17

Gig; The incredibly Strange Film Band

I headed off to London yesterday for a day and evening with my good mate David – as he’d suggested he go and watch a band he’s previously been impressed with, “The Incredibly Strange Film Band“. They play a range of ‘covers’ – but not your normal stuff, oh no, this would be an evening of film and TV themes.  You often forget how good (and funky) 70’s film scores where, and they do...

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My Beer Writing Website
Oct10

My Beer Writing Website

Just a quick post to link to my more ‘beer focused’ website; beerwriter.co.uk, where I’m transfering all my thoughts on beer, pubs, and home brewing.  I’ve started doing full mash (beer making from first principles, using barley grain) now, after nearly five years not doing a brew, and I’m just remembering how much fun it is. I decided to try my hand again now as I’ve spent a day at one local craft...

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New Website; The Scary Clown Presents
Sep09

New Website; The Scary Clown Presents

I’ve been using my spare time constructively, creating another WordPress website.  Again it’s an eCommerce site, using WooCommerce plugin and a custom 3rd party theme. It’s for a DIY Punk Collective which I’m part of (three mates who put on gigs) – we don’t like the term promoter.  We needed videos/gallery to show what our previous gigs have been like, along with an upcoming shows/events system, and...

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Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Upon Us
Aug17

Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Upon Us

The Peterborough beer festival is one of the best things that happens in the city, and I’ve been going for YEARS (since I was 17?), so I’m getting excited that it’s only 2 days away. It’s not only about beer – it’s a massive social occasion, with 35,000 going along over the 5 days – and I always bump into old friends and family. I’m not just a punter though – I do my bit to to help...

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