Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Envelope Stuffing

...not very nice with turkey ;-)
Today Bill and I cycled over to Farnham to join in preparing over 2000 envelopes with Farnham Beer Festival tickets and information inside. We and our fellow CAMRA volunteers occupied 3 tables, and with a chain of people devoted to the various folding and sticking tasks, the work was not too onerous. We were on a labelling and stamping table with Ann and William Hill, who were also keeping us entertained with stories from olden CAMRA days, trials and tribulations with doctors, etc. There was a short break while we ate meals - Bill and I had a huge lamb shank and mash each, Ann and William goujons of plaice and chips, also large portions. The Highgate Black Pig available was delicious, also the 1799 was in good form.
Then followed a well-earned pub crawl. First stop was the Shepherd and Flock, brighter and cleaner-looking since its refurb, but some of the beers were better than others. Next we visited the Fullers pub, the Hop Blossom. The Chiswick was excellent but I'd reached my limit, I hate cycling when drunk. So we left the pub crawl and got home by 6pm, having caught the train from Farnham to Ash Vale and cycled the rest of the way.
The house is bloody cold - some of the radiators don't seem to be warming up enough. Time for a man to bleed them, perhaps?

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