30 January 2011

Question: Beers

On the pub view, should mypubguide ask which beers are on offer at each pub?

Drinkaware change their Drink Diary

As a registered Drink Diary user, we’re emailing to let you know about our new online tool: MyDrinkaware. It’s a bit special, as it not only lets you record what you’ve had to drink, it also gives you in-depth personal feedback on how drinking could be affecting different areas of your life. With MyDrinkaware you can:

* See how much less you’d need to drink to shift a few pounds.
* Track how much money you spend on booze.
* Set personal drinking goals and targets.
* See how long it would take to run off the calories in a typical night’s drinking.

And much, much more!

MyDrinkaware will replace the existing Drink Diary from January 31st, but don’t worry, any data that you’ve previously entered will be automatically moved across. Just log in to MyDrinkaware using your normal Drink Diary login details to continue your account.

MyDrinkaware will be available on your smartphone too, helping you record your drinking while you’re out and about. We’ll be in touch with more details on how to access MyDrinkaware once it’s up and running.

All the best,
The Drinkaware Team

9 January 2011

Catholic Club on Flint Street, Stockport

This is just a quick note. Recently, going out for a drink has not appealed to me too much. I find that writing software and spending time with the family can easily as relaxing. I took a ton of vitamins last night. By this afternoon, I had decided that I fancied a drink. I had a few sips of ginger wine on my quick walk. I had to hurry back because our lass needed to leave for work.

I enjoyed the short bus ride. Shortly after, I took my son to the Catholic Club on Flint Street, Stockport. It is more child-friendly than anywhere else in Stockport. It does not serve real ale on draught but I have almost dispensed with listening to the Camra con. I had a few Robinson’s smooth bitters and a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale. Newcastle Brown is a different drink to what it used to be. It is now drinkable.

Shortly after completing seemingly overdue work and a trip to the new Cooperative on Wellington Road, I put a magnificent meal together. It contained Angus beef mince, paprika, white pepper, oregano, chopped plum tomatoes, a touch of Philippine BBQ sauce, garlic, new potatoes, and added the crème fraiche in the last couple of minutes. I served this with Yorkshire Puddings. Kids love Yorkshire Puddings. I have enough food left to take to work tomorrow. Oh, my drink of choice was Hobgoblin.