Mate came up to Birmingham for the day. We’d scheduled a days pubbing with a trip to the theatre to see I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. However we popped in to a number of locations. Photos below include The Old Joint Stock (Fullers) a pub with a chequered history including a bank and a theatre, The Wellington (Wye Valley Brewery), The Shakespeare (can’t remember the beer) and The Crown (Guiness).
Theatre trip – cast including Jack Dee, Jeremy Hardy, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Definitely the A team there. Back via the Brew Dog (Punk IPA) and the Tap and Spile (Jennings Cocker Hoop). A good days beer.
The Old Joint Stock
Right, this weekend – well, Friday and Saturday anyway – will be a motorbike-only travel weekend. Nothing special planned but it’s time to get the wheels out.
Been a tricky week really. A bit stressful in places. People looking to shift off their responsibilities and make it my problem. All a bit better now!
On the one hand I guess we should be happy that we can see this stuff. A second-division German football match at 5.30pm on a Friday. Still, the quality is a bit rubbish and every webcast always seems to want to download “updates” to my Macbook. Hmmmm.
Daughter had her cast off her leg this mooring after 6 weeks. We both thought that all would be good. Turns out the fracture has still not completely healed so she’s in a boot for 3 weeks. Bummer.
First half home against 1. FC Kaiserslautern finishes 1:1. Would have been 2:1 except the post kept out a great strike from Halstenberg. It ended up a gripping match. Kaiserslautern went 1:2 up but Kringe got one back to be at 2:2 with 90 minutes up. The timekeepers said 5 minutes extra time. Sadly at 6:24 of extra time Kaiserslautern got another to finish it at 2:3. Bloody shame. Himmelmann (replacement goalkeeper after Tschauner was injured) was immense.