Thursday, 24 February 2011

2 Ex Squaddies + Lots Of Ale = Messy!

Tuesday I worked from home in the morning, and then went off into Bournemouth in the afternoon a worked on a website which was interesting for me.

Mark and Kate had spent the day seeing relatives in Winchester.

That evening they came over to our van where Mark and I set about some ale with gusto!

Between us we sampled the following, not in order!

Lindemans Kriek - Cherry Ale

Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery -

Purbeck IPA - Isle Of Purbeck Brewery

Studland Bay Wrecked - Isle Of Purbeck Brewery

Solar Power - Isle Of Purbeck Brewery

Old Tom Original Strong Ale 8.5%

Wychcraft Blonde Beer -

Ruddles County -

Wells Banana Bread Bear -

Old Hookey -

Scarecrow -

Brakspear Triple 7.2% Bottle No 1662839 -

Waggle dance -

Goliath -

Betty Stoggs - Skinners -

Jennings Sneck Lifter -

Marstons - Oyster Stout -

Marstons - Burton Bitter

Marstons - Pedigree

Marstons - Old Empire

Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay -

Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger

Needless to say at 4am this morning we called it a day, slightly worse for wear, but still standing!

At this point I would like to say that after that lot and being the responsible person that I am a quick trip to would be wise. However, not being that wise or rather not wishing to scare myself Ive given it a miss, but there if you wish to upset yourselves!

Off to the Royal Signals Museum later, neither of us have ever been, so looking forward to it!

Til later...........


  1. Self self self!!

    Didn't leave any for us then???


  2. Reminds me of the Cider tasting night in Shaftesbury!!

    Glad you are both enjoying your new life - here's hoping you will be able to get down to us this year. The Caravan park in the village is now up and running - The Queens Arms

    Love and big hugs to you both, I'll give you a ring soon xxx

  3. You forgot to mention the Ladies had a fruit based drink, "M" had hers with fresh orange and Kate enjoyed the juice of the grape. Soon we will sample the apple. It's part of your 5 a day.

  4. You should try a proper pint (or two) of Sneck Lifter if you should ever stray up to Cumbria. My husband and myself have many happy memories,though some slightly hazy, of stumbling home after a "few" of these!!! Keep up the blog, having read it from day one Im a fan!! Ta Julia