Thursday, 20 October 2011

It's Been A While

Exactly as the title states, it has been a while since I posted a blog, with the previous one being a review of the Pure Festival weekend. Since then not too much has happened i guess, but enough to think i should start blogging again after a short break!

First up, I'll pick up where i left off last time, on the subject of whisky. Last year i spent £95 on a ticket for a premium whisky tasting, giving me unlimited tastings, a two course meal, and all in all a fantastic experience. Well the show returned this year, and was based at Vinopolis by London Bridge. Instead of paying out myself though for the ticket, it was given to me as a birthday present by my mum and nan. As part of this, i got to take my Uncle Brian with me, who himself enjoys a whisky or two, but hasn't had the experience of a tasting like this featuring some of the  worlds best whiskies.

So off we went, with me knowing to an extent what was coming, and my uncle looking forward to the experience ahead. For Brian it was a day of learning, as he was able to pick up a lot of knowledge from the exhibitors with regards to the processes behind the dram, and with regards to the extent of the flavours that a whisky produces. I was able to catch up with a couple of guys i had met 2 weeks previous at Pure, and also got the chance to meet singer Tim Hain. Another great experience of the day was that a couple of the exhibitors remembered me from last year, so it was great to speak to them again as well! All in all the day was a success, we both tried some spectacular drams, and i took great pleasure in buying 2 bottles!

So other that whisky what is going on with me? Well many of you know that i play in a darts team, and recently we have picked up 2 straight victories in our Friday league. Last season we only managed 1 all year, so already doubling last years total has been a huge success and moral boost for the guys! It's a great league that we're in, and as it's on a Friday the majority of us don't have to worry about work the following day! Still a long way to go until the end of the season, so we may even pick up a couple more victories before all is said and done!

I won't go into detail about the teams i follow at the moment, the Hammers are currently 2nd in the league and the Jets have had an average start to the season, but as with my own darts league, there is still a long way to and plenty more games to be played before all is said and done.

Work is going ok at the moment, had some serious thinking going on recently and made a decision regarding what i want from my job, but that'll be for another time. I just feel a bit clearer about what i want and where i want to go. And speaking of work, i have 2 weeks off starting from this coming Monday! Got plenty to do, domestic duties, plenty of darts, a fair bit of drinking, a mates stag do, a friends Halloween party (no idea what i am dressing as), and more importantly than all that, my birthday. On that note, gifts will be accepted in any form, but whisky is preferred thanks!

This is a bit all over the place i know, but as it's been a while i thought it best to put as many little bits in as possible. Thanks for reading if you've got this far!

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