I feel like a spy. Or something like that. We’re in Charters, which (as I’ve mentioned occasionally in the past) is one of my favourite bars. And probably the best in Peterborough.
This weekend, they have a beer festival, with around 20 guest beers on cask. There’s discount for CAMRA members too.
I almost paid full price until my second in command prompted me. While I don’t carry my card, the accepted its picture.
So, we’re members of the Tyneside and Northumberland branch. Which kind of makes us undercover.
We’re currently enjoying a beer in the Cluny, waiting for food. After shopping in Team Valley, the beer was hard earned.
We also called in to the vintage furniture place, under the arches, buying a lovely knackered old candlestick. That’s it above.
As it’s my 49th birthday tomorrow, my second in command decided on a meal in the Bohemian in town. If you don’t know it, it’s a vegan restaurant on Pink Lane.
And the food’s incredible.
This was our first visit to Boho, but it definitely won’t be the last.
It’s way too long since I was last here.
The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle.
Just home from a rare school night in town. We went to see Karl playing drums or, rather, Two Wise Guys. Apart from a catch-up, there was good music. All a man needs.
Today, I had my third visit to the Mean Eyed Cat in Haymarket.
Well worth checking out.
After an absence of several years, Detroit Social Club are back. With a tour and new material. They’re only playing small venues, but they’re almost starting from scratch again.
They’re very much on form though and put on an excellent performance last night.
After several days of snow, essentials were running low, so a trip to Asda was necessary.
I’ve been to work today, but finished at a sensible time and am now in my local.
I should mention that I’m supposed to be on leave today and en route to Glasgow to see Elbow playing at the SSE Hydro.
We’d decided to make a weekend of it, so I was looking forward to visiting my favourite bars and eateries.
Sadly, it was announced last night that tonight’s cancelled due to weather and impassable roads. We’d fully intended chancing the trip and had planned to take sleeping bags, food and water. But it wasn’t to be.
The gig’s been rearranged for Monday, but we both have work commitments.
Anyway, enough of that, time for some pictures from the last couple of days.