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Blog, eat, blog, eat… (a post from 2016!)

What I love finding in earlier posts is that I haven’t lost my love of blogging. From the title of this post from 2016 I can see that blog, eat, blog, eat was a ritual that I have kind of stuck with to this day. The only difference is back then I would have bouts of frequent blogging and times with little activity. One of the reasons was episodes of anxiety and depression that had me lose all motivation to blog. But since then I have morphed my blog into one with more optimism and bright colours. This has helped a lot.

This post was a quick one. It was from the Botanist, one of my favourite bars in Newcastle, England. This gin tasting session was in fact a reason why I found a new love for gin, as learning more about how it is made convinced me to give it another chance. I just learned not to drink it at parties.

In fact, as my book writing remains dormant as I build my blog, this very moment at the table in the Botanist is the opening lines to my book. Will it remain there? I am not sure but I guess we will see.


 

From January 21st, 2016…

It’s restaurant week here in Newcastle, so the pounds that leave my wallet are being added to my gross tonnage.


It’s a great idea for the difficult weeks after Christmas, but bloody hard to make a booking. Oh, there was a little gin tasting session thrown in too yesterday. I really don’t like gin (probably more psychological than anything after what I can only describe as the hangover of all hangovers, and waking up in my friends parents bed to be sick all over their sheets) but I didn’t have the heart to tell him and it was an interesting talk to say the least.

BBQ yesterday, Italian tonight?

That’s all I can type for now, I’m getting out of breath.

 


 

Just a quickie, how would everyone feel if I was to upload throwback posts into my blog every so often? I know I have asked this previously with positive results, however I may blog during the day and find an older article to talk about on an evening, as I like posting twice a day and it gives me a chance to repost some of the thousand+ posts that have hardly been viewed as I got used to blogging. It’s like a little time machine that helps me remember how this blog formed and I think you will enjoy some of the posts.

Let me know what you think!


 

Originally posted 21/1/2016

Re-posted 07/02/2019


 

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Sam

8 replies »

    • I will be sensible and only post the ones I approve of xD But seriously, I think it is great to remind myself of how I used to write and remember posts that I have forgotten.

      Thanks!

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  1. I like the idea of time machine posts. It’s good to look back while moving forward.

    Did your friend and their parents ever forgive you?

    Gin makes me cringe. But I’m always interested in learning about how things are made. The process is so interesting and the ingredients and their origins are pretty cool. I like how some alcohol is almost like an herbal medicine.

    When I was a dumb 16 year old, illegally in a bar, a predator asked me if I wanted a drink. I told him water. He brought me gin and my drunk ass couldn’t tell the difference, ha ha ha. Luckily for me, I have watchful, loving , protective friends.

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    • Haha they did, they are a lovely family. And oh no! That sounds awful but I am pleased you were safe. Don’t even accept water next time!

      Thank you for letting me know your thoughts on my post, it has helped me make a decision. Cheers 🙂

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