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A Pure Festival Review

Welcome one and all to what is a blog centred on just one topic this time, Pure Festival. Now for those of you that may need enlightening, I really enjoy my whisky! I’ve attended whisky tastings and events, visited distilleries and am a regular member/user of Connosr.com, a whisky-focused social networking site. And it’s through that last point that I come to the topic of this blog.
Whilst on a tasting with the guys behind Connosr (brothers Jean-Luc & Pierre), they mentioned that they were working on a music and whisky festival, looking to bring fans of both subjects together and introduce them to something they may not have experienced before. Well the idea took off and this past weekend at The Garage in Highbury Pure Festival was brought into existence. Bands were playing upstairs from 16:30 until 20:30, with the downstairs area filled with a whisky tasting from 16:00 until 19:00, and more bands from 19:30 until late.
Getting there early to lend a hand in any way I could, I began …

Wonderings Of A Weekend

Time once again for me to find an outlet for my thoughts and talk about shit i like, yeah that's right, its blog time! I know you've all been eagerly anticipating this moment!So I've just had a pretty full on weekend, after 11 shifts in a row it felt good to get away from work! Friday saw my first darts match of the season take place. Regulars know i started in a team last year, and we lost more than we won. Well this season we play on Friday instead of Wednesday, and we have a couple of new players, but the first result didn't change sadly. We lost 6-4 on the night, but it got us started and game 2 tomorrow night should be fun! Saturday night i decided to spend my winnings from a football accumulator the week before, heading out on the lash with Ben, for our mate James' sisters birthday. It was a good laugh, a lot was drunk and fun was had, although with hindsight i admit i may not be able to binge drink like i used to and like my youngest brother can! And we both…

Reading, and finding The Dark Path

Reading, an essential skill that we learn very early on in our lives, and yet as we grow older too many of us leave this skill to dwindle and just do the basics in every day life. I was like that a long time ago, after leaving school I read only what needed to be read, instructions that were put in front of me, things I had to sign, bills etc. But thanks to a colleague at work who pretty much thrust a book into my face and said I should read it, I began to read for fun again, and I continue to do so to this day! There is so much that you get from reading a book, whether it’s a thriller, fantasy, biography or crime. There are all the emotions on the pages, and you almost can visualise and feel what is going on within the story. It’s a pastime I enjoy and loads of others do too.
I’ve been called a “book snob” before by a member of my family, as she was under the impression that I only read books by a select few authors, and refused to open my mind to new (or old) writers. Well in a way …

A Bit Of A Catch Up!

Hello one and all, welcome back to my blog, which will once again be vague on my emotions and far too detailed on the sports that I follow with a passion! Add in a couple of bits about work and that’s pretty much it! I’ve covered everything there so you don’t even have to read the whole thing!
I write this as a weekend begins which is quite literally full to the brim with sport. First off the NFL regular season started Thursday night, with the Green Bay Packers beating the New Orleans Saints by 8 points (winning me a little bit of dosh). The team I follow, the New York Jets play on Sunday night/Monday morning at home to the Dallas Cowboys. This morning the Rugby World Cup kicked off with New Zealand beating Tonga fairly easily. England start their campaign tomorrow morning at 9:30 our time, and I’ll be at work keeping an eye on it! The Championship is back as well after the international break, so my beloved Hammers are in action at home to Portsmouth. We’ve not had a home win yet this…