Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Beer Festival

Saturday was another blissful day. Maybe I should change my blog name to Blissful Days, as that is what I seem to post about. Although every day several times a day I do find myself doing those tiny sips of tea that you have to do when your tea is too hot to drink properly, but you don't want to wait for it to cool....so perhaps for now, Little Sips of Tea it shall be.

Saturday was one of those days that I don't have to work. The plan was to wander into town, see Pirates of the Caribbean (Johnny Depp, sigh) and then go to the CAMRA beer festival. Our plan was hindered when we were told that Pirates was sold out for most of the day. A spanner in our works! But between us, lovely Carl my friend Lisa and me, we decided to book for the evening showing of the film, and spend the time before that at the beer festival. And it worked perfectly as it turned out.

The beer festival was so peaceful- the sun shone, and there were no frayed tempers. There were lots of tents, some with beer in, some to sit in the shade; there were many food stalls, an ice cream van, the local paper was being sold, and there were happy people everywhere.

I don't actually like beer that much, but I do like Belgian fruit beers. I enjoyed some Frambozen (raspberries, delish) and a scrumptious perry too. The thing that amused me most was this; I was wearing my pink monsoon a-line skirt with the pink ribbon belt, and had a pink flower in my hair. Lisa was wearing a similar skirt but in blue- we both looked very much like ladies, and there we were, all surrounded by big bearded beer drinking men, proudly holiding our pint glasses in pink-nail-polished hands!

The image just amused me.

The film was fun, and then we meandered home. Our snake proved he has very much a mind of his own once again; he has been ready to shed for a week now, and we had hoped he might shed while Lisa was here as she has never seen it. It seems snakes do not shed on demand though- he waited till we were out the other evening, and promptly stripped off then!


Cookie said...

Snake ??? What snake ??? Did I miss something ???

Anonymous said...

I have never commented before, but I've been reading your blog for a while. (I found it through Brocante Home.) I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading about your adventures and pleasures. It made me smile to think of you sipping beer in your pink frock. It sounds like a wonderful day. Like some of the days my hubbie and I had before we adopted our son. I remember those days fondly and so enjoy reading about yours. Karen

Danielle said...

Hi Mimi. I found your blog through Brocante Home (which I adore!) and I just noticed you mentioned CAMRA. Does that mean you're local to me? I'm in Canterbury and if it's the same beer festival, it's round the corner from me! Anyway, just thought I'd say hi. Danielle

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