The brewery tour on Friday night was good fun. Ryszard managed to turn up with literally 2 minutes to go before the tour started.
They have opened a new, much larger brewery on the same site, which will increase production significantly. Really interesting tour, and the history of how the brewery started is pretty good.
After the tour there was the tasting. Damn…….ah well, someone has to do it 🙂 Four beers were up for tasting, and they were all good, even the dark beer, which surprised me, as I’m not a fan of dark beers, preferring lighter session beers.
Tour over, and it would have been rude not to have a couple of pints before heading home.
Feel like I’ve been on the “business end” of a baseball bat!!! My abs are KILLING ME!
A core session a couple of days ago left me feeling….. achey in the abs. That’s all good. No pain no gain and all that. Anyway, last night’s yoga class involved a few postures that worked the core, and yup, today my abs are screaming bloody murder.
To cheer myself up, I’m off on a brewery tour of the West Brewery, in Glasgow, tonight. I won this a while back and never got round to booking it. It’s about to expire, so I managed to get booked for the tour tonight.
Now, beer isn’t compatible with a low carb/high protein diet (which I’m currently on, and actually getting thinner on. Go me!), so I’m having a diet free day today. So I can actually have some bread today. This will be good.
On the cycle into work this morning, I decided on a slightly different route through on the ride through the park. It added a couple of hundred yards onto the normal way I go, but was (a) more sheltered from the wind (b) faster and smoother path, and (c) more scenic, so that’s the way to go from now on I think.
Over the weekend, there was a game of badminton on Saturday, and a beer festival yesterday, where I got to try a couple of beers (one Scottish, one South African) before deciding that I really liked one (the SA) a pale ale, and having another pint of that.
On Friday, for the first time, I tried sketching with charcoal. Yes, once again I dip my un-artistic toe into the sea of creativity to see what kind of mess it makes.
I have a wee postcard on a pinboard in work that has a close up of the face of a Buddha statue, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve started it, but not finished it yet, so I’ll post it up when I’m done. So far, it’s not as bad as I thought it would turn out, but then again, I’m biased.
Saturday we had a karate class, which was great. We spent the entire time going over katas, which, in my opinion, we don’t spend enough time doing. I got to go over one I’ve only done a couple of times (basai dai), and one I’ve never done before (meikyo).
Keeping up the energetic theme, and on Sunday we had a game of badminton, before going for lunch, and then meeting up with a friend for a couple of drinks.