The Common, Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
Light is a wonderful thing
But so too is the inverse.
Shades of me
Shadows, if you will?
But possibly reflective in nature.
A different view
A view of the darker side
But still worthy of consideration.
Shades of me
Set in time and place.
On the Danforth, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Bartons Arms, Villa, Birmingham, dates from 1901 and is a grade II listed building with a stunning interior. It is owned by Oakham Ales of Peterborough. It serves authentic Thai cuisine of a very high standard. Expect a good range of Oakham’s cask ales, a few guest taps and some cider.
The Oakham Citra was in fine form and paired very well with the excellent Thai food.
While we walked here from the Bullring, we opted for a quick taxi ride back into the core of Birmingham, landing near to the Wellington and our hotel.
The…Central London, England.
Mr. Happy at a pub in London.
I asked for a taster of an ale and then, having liked it, asked and was served two pints of the same sampled cask ale.
Nice brew. Spey Valley IPA at 4.6 per abv., with a malty start and then the hops kicked in with abandon. A very fine brew. Please, don’t blame them!
The initial exchange was less than cordial, a disapproving grunt at best.
So. Mr Happy. Why are you so out of sorts?
<The verbal bits imagined as the barman was unable to speak!>
Well. Let me tell you.
As if you will listen?
First. You want a free taster. And then. Having had that. You expect me to pour two full pints.
And then you expect change from a tenner.
And then you expect me to be cordial after all those demands!
You people are beyond belief!
You fuckin’ foreigners!
Make my life miserable, or what?
Thanks so much!
“Love you too!”
Obviously, a pic would give it away!
The White Swan, Twickenham, is a fine pub with excellent food and superb cask ales. It overlooks the River Thames.
Twickenham Fine Ales brews this most delicious cask ale.
The Naked Ladies are located in the gardens of York House, Twickenham, London, England, the history of which is detailed further down the page.
Victoria Embankment Gardens in central London celebrates the sesquicentennial with plantings of the Canada 150 tulip – white leaves and red flames echoing the maple leaf flag.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is always stunning no matter the angle of the shot or the time of day.
Please join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM for St. George’s Day festivities at the Granite Brewery Restaurant!
Join us for St. George’s Day festivities in support of charity on Saturday, April 22rd at 6:30 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto. Celebrate all things English with co-hosts Maz Brereton and Robert Hughey and guest speaker Nick Pashley. Door prizes, silent auction, plus a live auction with auctioneer Julian Mulock.
In honour of the 150th Birthday of Canada join Nick at the podium and bring your ‘England to Canada’ story, in words, song, pictures or mementos. The event features a delicious four course gourmet dinner with four matching fresh Ontario cask ales.
Please show your support for England and Canada and raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets are now on sale and you can buy them by calling 416 462 3788 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
$70 per person (taxes and with partial tax receipt included)
This event organized by CASK! Toronto, which has helped raise over $20,000 for charity over the last few years! Sign up and buy your tickets now.
Hope to see you there!
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