AndSoWeWent // Local Drinks Market

I won a Facebook competition (result)
So off me and bestmate: notmysonsdad lele (long story might even get it's own blog) go to Digbeth
Story of our lives….we were late!
Snuck into the back of our first masterclass with the lovely The Gintleman
Who knew Aldi gin is pretty awesome
Quick: we've got 15 minutes before our next class
Didn't have enough time to eat
Snuck into back of next class with our chips! (do you see a pattern here)
Low ABV cocktails this time with The Edgbaston
Super yummy...don't think they are low ABV when you have more than 1!
Discovered Yuzu liqueur- very good stuffs
Next stop the exhibition hall.
Found our friend 40 st. Paul's (am in love with their Rhubard Reviver)
Am now the proud owner of bottle 57 of their Hockley tonic
Quick....Next class
Not late! Result!
Basil and gin it's a winner
So is pineapple mint (promise it's a real herb and not made up)
last class
Very excited for this one
Cheese tart - very good
Lele had minor freak at the ant topping (has a phobia of dead insects. Alive are fine. Dead not)
Whisky ice cream that wasn't ice cream
Lele really liked this. Me not so much, never been a fan of whisky even the good stuffs
The finale
Apple crumble jammy dodger
Stumbled back into town
Coffee and cake at Faculty (vain attempt to soak up alcohol)
Winner number 2
Train home.
Massive nap.
I cannot thank The Food and Drinks Events guys enough we had a wicked day and shall be back next year

Commuting Woes

For my ‘dayjob’ i commute to London 3 days a week
I am on the train
I sit in the quiet zone
I think the reason for this is in the title of the carriage

Over the past 12 months I have seen many things in the quiet zone
Phone calls
Very loud phone calls
Phone calls so loud I can hear them through my noise cancelling headphones
Infuriates me
 Loud laptop typers
The type of typers that are angryallthetimeandhitthespacebarEXTRAhardfordramaticeffect
Some people do not understand table etiquette
Let me give you a visual 
so, where should the next person sit?????
I know my fellow commuter that you understand the rules

3 can sit opposite as I’d rather spread out my stuff sideways
I have seen 2 grown men argue about an arm rest
They even dragged the train manager into it
Manager had the best response…..Move seats most of the carriage is empty
Neither one moved! (I seem a little more normal now about my seating preference!)

I saw a woman arrested because she had the wrong ticket on the wrong train and refused to pay for a new one
She also refused to give her name to the train manager
She also refused to sign the paperwork to say she refused all the other things she refused

I’ve seen people argue over exactly what ‘quiet’ means
I think it should be renamed the silent carriage (stolen from a comedian from Mock The Week)

For now I continue my commute, and I continue to be angry at those who make noise in my carriage.
Occasionally I speak up
No one has shouted at me...yet.