Been busy//Been absent 


Oscar and Rosie’s, Nottingham

DOG E Brew Dog

Nottingham Donut Company

Five Guys (my first ever one!)

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Replica Jesus

Cocktails at The Wonky Table 

Deserts at Cosy Club

Beers in the sun

Thai food from Papaya Thai

Posh lunching at Pierres


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Wrestling at the fair

HOPE wrestling 


Furby!

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Make mine a beer

I’ve never been a big beer drinker, I’ve always thought beer was just, well, beer?

Recently I have been shown the error of my ways and introduced to some pretty amazing brewery’s. 

I’m pretty late to the whole craft beer hype but here’s my top four favourite brewery’s and some of their offerings.

1. Beavertown 

Easily taking my top spot, I haven’t actually disliked any of their offerings and the packaging is insanely cool!

   
 
2. Brewdog 

With 44 bars nation wide it’s hard not to have noticed these guys and their ethos is spot on.

If your quick you can still become a share holder with Equity for Punks but you’ll have to be quick as they only release a small amount of shares each time.

Punk IPA is my current fave from these lot.

  
3. Derby Brewing Company

I’m lucky enough to live close to two of the pubs these guys own so I get to taste a lot of their offerings.

A family run micro brewery who are clearly getting it all right.

  
4. Magic Rock Brewing 

 I havent tried much from this particular brewery but I recently got to try un-human cannonball and have been blown away.

Made with fresh hops and a short shelf life that carries a warning to drink as quickly as possible.

   

 
The bottle itself is just way to cool to throw away so will probably become a base for the non existent flowers I intend to buy for myself!

 
Next thing I’m trying is a milk stout which I won’t lie I still have my reservations on but with all the weird and wonderful things I now know about beer nothing’s too far fetched.

HIDE burger / Derby

  

With burger places on every street corner now doing every topping you could think of it’s getting hard to stand out in the burger crowd.

   
 
Visited HIDE on a Thursday evening, didn’t book but if you are planning on making a trip there I’d recommend booking as there isn’t many seats.

It was just the second night of the new menu launch when we went, a simple menu but all of it very tempting.

   
    
I had the Chilli burger..

 
..and my partner had the Hide burger.

Both came with rosemary fries but we did order a side of onion rings to share. Be warned, the onion rings are HUGE!

  
I’d been told such good things about this place that I did have a panic that it wouldn’t meet my expectations but thank fuck I didn’t have to worry.

Our food came out quickly but not so fast that I worried it had been microwaved. My burger was full to bursting with meat as was my partners and silence descended on our table for a good ten minutes whilst we wolfed them down.

The onion rings had been deep fried but stayed on the right side of greasy AND they stayed together when bit in too.

  
The deserts and cocktails all looked pretty inviting but unfortunately we were way too stuffed! I will be wanting to try a root beer float next time.

   
 
There’s a good selection of drinks and by the looks of it a regular rotation of guest beers.

We washed everything down with good beer from two of our favourite breweries and rolled ourselves outta there with massive smiles on our faces.

If your fed up of chains, burgers being served on donuts, more toppings you could shake a stick at then literally “follow the herd” down to hide.

 

London Town 2K16

St. Patrick’s day parade 

   
    
    
    
 
Voodoo Ray’s Pizza with Beavertown beer 

Easily the best pizza in the whole of London.

Stupidly glad I can get this beer back home.

  
  
Taco Tuesday’s 

   
    
 
V&A Children’s museum 

   
    
    
    
    
    
  
 
Rainbow beigel’s and graffiti on brick lane

   
    
    
    
    
 
Everything else…

   
    
   
    
    
 
   
    
 

HECK/Rescue Rooms Nottingham 

Visited Rescue Rooms in Nottingham last night for the album launch of HECK, The Instructions tour.

  
These Nottingham guys use to be called Baby Godzilla and from the amount of band t-shirts in the crowd with the pervious name, you can tell they’ve had a strong following since the beginning.

  
I’m not a metal head but these guys are awesome. Their stage presence is phenomenal, they spent a large portion of the gig in the crowd with the fans, crawling up on too the balcony and pretty much giving who ever does the health and safety for the venue a heart attack.

   
    
    
 
Big shout out to Raketkanon too.

This Belgian punk noise-rock foursome are completely mesmerising to watch and sing half of their stuff in a language they’ve made up. 

   
    
 
I drank  Beavertown beer and danced like no one was watching.

  
Finished the night off with a trip to Taco Bell before heading to bed    

  

  

 stinking and with my ears ringing but happy.

HECKs tour kicks off tomorrow and there’s still tickets available.