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The effect of the recent snow can be seen in the West London Scott household back garden on the afternoon of 2 February 2009.
This is the greatest volume of snow I’ve seen in London since I moved down in the 1980’s – although I’ve seen much more in Manchester!
12 January 2009 at 0718 by Comments (9)|
Bids are invited to accommodate WordCamp UK 2009.
The target date for this year’s event is the weekend of 18 and 19 July 2009.
Bids must include at least two conference rooms (both with wifi, projectors, etc), one to accommodate 150 minimum (the planned total attendance) and the other for a minimum of 75.
This is intended to give flexibly in the format, which has still to be decided, to stream into separate parallel sessions.
Further venue requirements can be found on the WordCamp UK wiki.
Bids should be posted to the WordCamp UK mailing list (registration required) as soon as possible, and in no event later than 0000 (midnight) GMT on Sunday 25 January 2009.
Members of the mailing list will be involved in deciding the successful bid.
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A good time was had by all – it was good to meet fellow Twitter users face to face.
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Training for Christmas is fully underway in the Scott household.
12 December 2008 at 1806 by Comments (5)|
What’s the connection between the worlds of wine, beer and cider?
During the wine tasting session organised by Robert, we discussed the common themes between the wine community and the real ale and cider movements.
There is an obvious connection between real ale and real cider, demonstrated by the regular appearances of cider (and perry) at CAMRA real ale festivals.
But what is the connection between the consumers of hop and apple-based drinks, and grape-based beverages?
The majority of members of both groups tend to drink wine, beer and cider (but not at the same time normally!).
The commonality between the real ale and cider groups, and the hard core wine aficionados, seems to be spreading the availability of the ‘real thing’.
In beer and cider it involves getting into as many outlets as possible drinks produced using traditional methods and ingredients.
In the wine world it involves making easily available wines that are outside the fairly standardised range distributed through supermarkets and the off-license chains
How to prove the thesis of a common ground between these interest groups correct?
I’m more from a real ale background, whilst Robert is from a wine background. Together we’re proposing a wine/beer/cider tasting evening in the London area to bring together those who might be interested in the intersection between these currently disparate areas.
The evening could also involve matching each drink with a food dish from a range that could be produced by food bloggers.
Whether this actually happens depends on the level of interest shown beforehand.
Therefore if interested readers could leave a comment to this post we can take the idea from there.
* With apologies to James Cridland for the title of this post!
11 December 2008 at 1454 by Comments (1)|
I must admit, like a number of others, the sherry was not to my liking – all the other wines I liked with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
Also met for the first time:
Sorry if I’ve missed anyone off the list (I definitely have) – but I wasn’t taking detailed notes due to the wine tasting!