Still not yet permitted to run due to probable torn meniscus, but I can still ride, and so I do.
|Graffito at Aranda Playing Fields|
Meeting friends for lunch is still one of life's great pleasures - especially when it's Calamity Sue at Rocksalt with bacon chocolate stout cheesecake (topped with candied bacon caramel) on the menu.
|Calamity Sue poised to attack dessert|
The emergence of a new brewery is always exciting news. We went along to the launch of Capital Brewing Company, which is a collaboration between the founders of Batlow Cider Co. and the owners of Honky Tonks and Hippo Co. bars. So far their beers are a version of a California Common (Coast Ale), a Pale Ale (Trail), and a Red IPA (Evil-Eyed Red). They're all pretty good (the Red IPA was my favourite), and they plan to use the locally-grown hops at Batlow, previously famed for its apples, so that's another industry we can all support.
On our long weekend, the boys experimented with brewing in the garage.
|Him Outdoors and General Philosopher working hard...|
|Patience Itself, Design Diva, and Calamity Sue at the NGA|
And then we reconvened to enjoy a well-deserved high tea at The Poggle & Bucket.