Helps that it was either uncarbonated or very lightly so. Just had a natural carbonation as if it had been drawn from a cask.
I am going to order some from them direct as they do 1.25l pub pets that work out a nice price.
@snowy additionally, nobody talks fuel efficiency of ICEV towing. The range of a petrol or diesel vehicle is drastically affected by load in the same way as EV.
For sure. If I tow my digger around on the trailer fuel consumption goes up considerably behind the diesel hilux. If I tow the same trailer over a longer distance with the V8 car it isn't so noticeable.
Range anxiety isn't a thing when people can just pull over and fill up though.
E.G. If I was to tow my boat down to the bach with an EV I think that I would need 3 half hour stops to recharge and add 30% to the time traveling. So it is an issue depending on what you are doing.
A digger, a V8, a boat and a batch. Can I be your friend?
@smudge I honestly prefer Pinot Gris to SB now. I used to find them sweet but there’s a lot nowadays that are drier while still having the PG fruit. It’s now my go-to on a nice summers day.
This. Plenty of dry ones around now. Can even find a decent Riesling that isn't a bottle full of sickliness these days. Not a pleasant experience if you get it wrong though.
Dry riesling is so underrated and underpriced for what you get. I've always loved Felton Rd dry riesling with it's bouquet of dried apricots, and Kusuda riesling from Martinborough was and maybe still is a cult classic
I totally agree, I wonder if a cheap/bad riesling and chardonnay experience in particular, put people off completely. IMO some grape varieties make more put off bad wines than others but I'm no sommelier so that could be a bullshit opinion..
But there are some very bad and cheap rieslings out there...
Obviously a stupid and dickish move by the twat, but now comes the overload of virtue signallers piling on and effectively killing a business. What about all the poor folk that will be out of work? The bloke has resigned, that ought to be enough.
I think an apology and an explanation of the context was enough personally but that’s just me.
Mind you that’s no where near enough in this day and age of perfectly behaved virtue signallers who’ve never made mistakes in the heat of a moment.
@catogrande it was on the back of days of rain so his boredom was understandable. My fault he had access.
We try to make sure that he's exercised enough that he sleeps as a result. Given how well he interacts with other dogs, the dog park is a godsend. Now I don't have to devote 90-120 mins hiking up and down hills with him.
Recall isn't a problem off leash. It's harder to get significant seperation practising "stay" even on the local footy fields. So it turns into a mutual sprint session as he tries to catch me. 😂
In the summer of 1994/95, my parents decided to do a road trip from Dunedin up to Auckland for Xmas. With one sister already having left home, and the other on exchange in Finland, 15yo me had the back seat of our 1986 Toyota Corona to myself. After taking SH1 all the way north, we took our time coming home via the BOP, around East Cape and down through Hawke's Bay.
Anyway, I tore through packets of AA batteries listening to cassettes on my Walkman, and the one that I could listen to over and over was Crowded House's Together Alone. Still my favourite CH album to this day.
Others on high rotate for me on my 3-CD player and later my 25+1 CD player/stero were:
Radiohead - The Bends
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience
The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation
Gomez - Bring It On
Chemical Brothers - Surrender
That is a cracking selection of music. Radiohead's best album for me.
i love watching a commercial kitchen. Sat next to an open one in St Kilda a couple of years back. I was fascinated by their hot plate. Over actual coals, on a pully system so they moved it up and down depending on what they were cooking. It was awesome.
Fucking great meal too from memory (i also drank a skinfull)
@taniwharugby We had a similar experience as "victims" when my wife had a drugged up and drunk driver hit her car doing 186 KPH. After wife had ricocheted off concrete median barriers, etc for a while her car looked more like a golf ball than a Golf GTi. Tribute to modern cars that she was fine. His car wasn't so new and his GF wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Had her feet up on the dashboard. Both legs concertina and is an horrific roadside scene. She did survive.
We then had the whole "victim support" thing. The kid was bought in with his parents, he had to face up to us, the mediator (for want of a better word) in front of his parents. It was awful. The kid knew that he had seriously fucked up and was obviously clean (drugwise) and remorseful. His parents were really nice and apologetic. Made me wonder how the kid had got into the drug mess when his parents seemed so good but maybe I misjudged the situation. The father was a disciplinarian, no doubt. A bit Once were Warriors about it but genuine affection as well.
I didn't go to the court case, didn't seem much point as he plead guilty, but I did hear what was offered to him, accepted, and seemed to have helped him by the time that we met. We were offered financial recompense for the insurance excess, emotional distress, etc but this kid had been punished enough so I declined it all.
You just have to hope that they take these second chances I suppose.