Monday Sundries – the beer edition
Monday Sundries are otherwise known as ‘I’m rather brain dead right now and ill just update you on my life instead of writing anything’. Basically the lazy blogging option and this week’s is more lazy than most (which means lots of photos in blogger speak) anyways…
- Included a trip to see The Hunger Games (finally, I was waiting for B to finish reading it). I must admit I was rather disappointed. It was slow, there was no gore (ok I know it’s a kids book) but it’s a pretty gory subject which was glossed over. I really don’t like films that don’t being the darkness of the book through to the screen. Plus I didn’t like Gale or Peeta, but I did like Haymitch and Cinna. Katniss was a little meh.
- We followed the hoards (including an ex, embarrassing) to visit the refurbished Southern bar which has been taken over by the folks of Holyrood 9a and the Red Squirrel fame. The beer was good, as were the burgers (bbq and bacon and mushroom) and the staff were so friendly and helpful, but sadly the place lacked atmosphere. Maybe it because it’s no longer the scruffy Southern but in this case I think the gentrification has gone a little too far, maybe in time it will bed in.
- I also ate at Roma in Glasgow, with the lovely Polly. Fab night and my resulting Sunday was very slow because of it. I love catching up with my blogging girls in real life, sometimes you just have to hear the gos from the horse’s mouth, if you know what I mean (not that P is a horse!)
- We celebrated the Cask and Barrel Southside winning the Edinburgh Camra Pub of the Year for 2012. The landlord has a right to be proud as the pub only opened 18 months ago. B and I have been frequenting the pub from the start and have sampled many a fine pint since. You can follow the Cask and Barrel on twitter where they tweet every new barrel that goes on. I’d suggest looking out for Thornbridge’s Jaipur India Pale Ale, at 5.9% it makes for a very funny evening.
- Beer wise I also visited the newly named No.1 The High Street (formally The Tass) and I am mourning the loss of the old place. More gentrification not needed. Good beers though including one of my favourites Timothy Taylor Landlord.
- It wasn’t all drinking this weekend, as I also started to find all of the giant hoodie’s painted by Edinburgh College of Art student Joe Caslin. You can see a set of the artwork via Flickr, but my take on it is below. I love the fact you have to find and spot these artworks, despite the fact they are huge. Well done Edinburgh for allowing it. Joe Caslin’s website is also worth checking out.
So onto this week:
- More wedding dress shopping, planning my work’s pub treasure hunt, hair dying, house cleaning and back to the swimming twice a week.
- Plus it is now only 5 weeks until my holiday, with (hopefully) a visit from my brother, a trip to Zante and Kefalonia, it is going to be a brilliant 2 weeks. Check out the weather in Zante right now!
Miss S x