Monthly Archives: November 2018

Barbarism

Dentistry can be pretty barbaric, you know. After 50 minutes in the dentist’s chair, it was decided that I need to be referred to the hospital to have ‘some bone’ removed. That’ll be jawbone I’d imagine.

Meanwhile, I need to avoid hot drinks, solid food, cigarettes and alcohol.

Luckily:

1. I’m still numb

2. I brought a straw

The above is needed to address my post dental trauma shaking.

Belgrave music hall

I was really impressed with the Belgrave music hall last night. Not only is it a great venue, there’s a very respectable vegan menu.

We only went to see the support band, Felix Hagan and the Family. Who were astounding.

Arkells were worth seeing too.

Wrens

We’re staying in a pub tonight. A nice one too, the Wrens.

Thought I’d have a pint of Guinness while I wait for my second in command’s arrival (from Manchester). Unfortunately, the keg ran out. On the other hand, the Guinness was free.

There’s a discount at the bar for guests to. Might stay here again.

Geekey

Quite possibly the best, simplest multitool I’ve come across.

Geekey. It even includes a pipe (yes, a pipe). It’s almost a shame I don’t smoke.

Weekend

Yesterday afternoon, we paid a visit to the second hand furniture shop in Ouseburn. Where we bought a rather nice mid-Victorian side table. It’s small, but solid mahogany and quite heavy. A bargain at £40.

This was followed by late lunch in the Ship Inn.

Although this picture might give the impression that the place was quiet, the opposite was the case. It’s great to see a vegan pub doing so well. The food was, as usual, really nice.

And I had a pretty good Oakham IPA, the first ever pint of an Oakham beer I’ve tried. And the first I’ve come across that didn’t contain fish.

Then there was tine for a pint in the Cluny before heading home.

Where I spotted a Lovely Eggs poster, for next Friday’s gig (top right).

And a Shiverin Sheiks poster, for next Sunday afternoon. We’ll be there too.

Today was largely spent plastering, which wasn’t as much fun as yesterday.

The number of the beast

We went to a party this evening. It was pretty good, way better than I’d expected. I don’t know why I’d not expected it to be good, but I (irrationally) hadn’t.

Anyway, today was a good day.

And my second in command displayed her true characteristics.