Following last week’s credit card farce, I applied for another – Halifax Clarity – and was surprised to be accepted at the same limits as Tandem. There’s no cashback, which doesn’t really bother me, and no foreign exchange fees, which I do need. Result.

Started doing Couch to 5K, the main aim being to be in a fit state to do a Parkrun. I’ve learnt so far that where I live is very hilly, and I definitely have calf muscles.

Sunday saw another visit to Newark. Unlike the previous attempt, the Castle Barge was open but with a rather uninteresting beer range. Inevitably, I ended up in Just Beer instead.


Beers this week:

  • Derby
    • Stod Fold – Best Bitter : The Pothole
    • Littleover – The Panther : The Pothole
    • Amber Ales – Doomsday : The Alex
    • North Riding – Pecan Pie Porter : The Alex
  • Nottingham
    • Marstons – Wainwright
    • Black Sheep – Black Sheep
  • Newark
    • Pheasantry – Nearly Dry January : Castle Barge
    • Guinness – Guinness Draught : Castle Barge
    • Black Iris – Rise and Shine : Just Beer
    • Titanic – Chocolate and Vanilla Stout : Just Beer
    • Gwynt y Ddraig – Two Trees : Just Beer
    • Milestone – Rich Ruby : Prince Rupert