Sep 022010

So as those regular readers will remember (if only i had any – Ha!) the “Drink!” post explained my regular visits to the Peterborough Beer Festival, and the fact i couldn’t go this year due to work commitments (see the “Spa” post).

So, upon landing at West Midlands airport from my work jaunt abroad, i re-enabled the data roaming on my phone to find a number of Facebook notification from Peterborough beer festival. Strangely, as i observed the photos it appeared that i had actually gone to the Peterborough beer festival without realising it – was i caught in some metaphysical singularity, was Spa just a dream (for “dream” re “nightmare”) or had someone been a bit handy with photoshop? Oh no, to all of the aforementioned….

You see Nige, my mate, works at one of those places where they have giant printers. He carefully extracted a photo of me from last year’s beer festival and put some company property to good (well funny) use. Printing me out on a large piece of cardboard and cutting me from my surroundings, he carted me (well my cardboard image) from York to Peterborough (on the train) and took me to the beer fest… apparently not only did i have a good time, but i pulled several times and have the photos to prove it :-)

I have no more memories of the beer festivals that i actually did go to, to this year’s that i didn’t, but at least i’ve got a lot of photos to prove i had a great time. Thanks guys, it really does mean a lot. x

Nige, me and Eddy with a pint at the 2010 Peterborough Beer Festival

Eddy, Me, Lou and Nige

Stu, me and Nige

Aug 232010

It’s the Peterborough Beer Fest this weekend: Its the second largest in the country and has something daft like a couple of hundred real ales on – nice. I’ve been going for the last five or so years and it’s become the annual meet for me and some of my old school pals. Unfortunately, it’s the Belgium GP this weekend and i’ll be there with work.¬†On the face of it, being at the GP is great, but as it’s my job i can’t get too excited about it. Stress and 20 hour days are the norm. So i’ll be thinking about the guys, and wishing i was there getting toasted :-)

Nige, Chris and Stu

Nige, Chris and Stu