This time next week it'll be Christmas Eve & I know that fills some of your hearts with joy & merriment!
Me - I'm your very own Christmas Grinch - not amused by it all & very definitely not the crazy weather - I mean have you tried walking anywhere?! It's a death-trap-ice-rink out there!
But in spite of my Grinch-iness, I am compiling all you lovely peeps a fun ol' Christmas & Winter-Wonderland themed Quiz for next Tuesday - 21st December.
Oh & I caved in to pressure & much pitiful whining & bought the bar boys some mistletoe - so all you loverly ladies (& guys) pucker up & give 'em somat to smile about whilst they're grafting during this festive season!
What a lovely job J did on the tree - shame he made it complicated for himself by putting the lights on last!
Looks great tho. Pub looking like there's been a cross between an explosion in a glitter factory and a bordello....
but it's feeling festive, and the mulled wine and cider are flowing freely!
I've even stopped being the ultimate grinch of Christmas and caved in and brought Christmas cards and even mistletoe - to keep the bar boys happy in their never-ending quest for romance - or maybe just a smooch with the loverly ladies...!
Well, tommorrow night is Quiz Night, and guess what?
I've baked a cake! There's a first time for everything...
So, the quiz covers six categories - just like a game of Trivial Pursuit. Plus there's plenty of current affairs in there, so I hope you've being paying attention to the goings on in the world over the last bit...
I hereby acknowledge that everybody else is normal and sain -
Although i help most people and have the for-sight to ensure easy passage for all around me. I also use good English. to make sure there is no way of misconstruing my meaning. I can show and teach ppl who dont understand. My portions are big - i cook meals with love - I go the extra mile - I have an opinion - I ask for nothing except courtesy, honesty and respect..
there are about 10% around me who give that - and that is poor
If you cant beat em - join em ... they used to say... I think my new model is just do what everyone else does - they shouldnt be pissed off if the model is the same as theirs.
After many a wasted hour attempting to collate 70 questions on the subject of all things Bonfire Night & finding it nigh on impossible to formulate a quiz suitable for anyone other than a total bonfire anorak.....
Tuesday's quiz is now on all things "Cool Britannia"....
Remember when it were so?
Broad subject base - film, social change, music, fashion, art, you name it.
Looks like a long night of question formulating for me, so I hope to see you on Tuesday, 9.30pm!
PS - The quiz title may've changed but I'm still determined on the indoor fireworks!
Hope to see you guys back next week to defend your title.....
....and as you've probably guessed, next weeks quiz has a Halloween theme, so not only shall I be devising a fiendish & spooky quiz, looks like I'll also be putting in some hours carving some pumpkins!
next weeks quiz is all about London Town....somat that these lovelies would know all about.
It'll be a mixed bag, but it'll all most certainly all link back to this fair city of ours...
....so gen up on your local knowledge and chow down on some pie & mash and some jellied eels (brain food don't'cha know!?)
As always, as there's a theme to the quiz, there'll be a theme to the prizes. Quite how last weeks retro sweeties (see previous blog photos) and the legendary Etch-A-Sketch can be topped, I'm still pondering!
But rest assured, I'll come up with somat good if it kills me!
For a while now we have stocked Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter 4.3% ABV and Sambrook's Wandle 3.8% ABV as our two main real ales. Taylor is a great Ale and I think I'm correct in claiming that it has won more awards than any other real ale. Wandle is a locally produced ale. Its brewed in Battersea by Sambrooks Brewery who have have only been brewing for 2yrs now. Both are great ales and will remain remain as our main offering on hand pump.
We are now expanding our Real Ale offering by serving 2 guest ales directly from the cask. We are very keen to support locally produced ales and have been a member of CAMRA's LocAle scheme for well over a year now. So one of these ales will always be sourced from a local supplier - thats a brewer who is based within 30 miles of London. The craft brewing industry is booming in London and the South East with new brewers opening up almost every month or so it seems so there's great variety out there!
Right now we have two local guest beers - Urban Dusk 4.6% ABV which is a lovely deep ruby bitter and Redemption Pale Ale 3.6% which is a great fresh tasting pale ale. Both are from Redemption brewery who are based up in Tottenham, near Ikea in fact!
The second guest spot will go to beers sourced from the rest of the UK. Sometimes it will be a big name like Hob Goblin and sometimes it will be something are bit harder to find in London. Either way they'll be great beers.
So keep an eye on the site to see what we have coming in and even better come on down and try them out!