Thursday 7 January had a number of interesting stories that are worth drawing your attention to.
During last years’ General Election, I wrote a piece about the local Libdems fake-newspaper leaflet, and the half-truths, omissions, falsifications and made-up quotes it contained.
So it was with some anticipation that I saw another one on my doormat, and I eagerly looked to see if they’d cleaned their act up.
I’m always being rude about Morrisons, so props to them for offering a great lunch deal.
Posh sandwiches, a posh drink, and a dessert or pie or fruit is a good deal for £3.
It’s just weird that the store itself is laid out like the home of an alcoholic.
Everywhere you turn, there are great big piles of booze.
Morrisons Match & More card has caused a bit of argument in our house.
I disapprove of Loyalty Cards.
I am loyal to my family, to my friends and to the Welsh rugby team.
I am not loyal to the hedge funds and asset strippers who own our chain stores.
I cut up my Boots card after they moved their HQ to Switzerland to avoid paying the tax that pays for our schools and hospitals.
But Dafydd has been a vocal supporter of Morrisons Match & More cards, waving a £5 voucher under my nose every few weeks, and then loudly drinking the 4 bottles of booze it bought him across one long, tedious evening.
And I, like the big hypocrite I am, have borrowed his card to help him build up the points.
Fortunately, Morrisons have brought this to an end by “changing” the Match & More scheme.
I don’t know what they’ll call it, because they’re not Matching anymore, and seem to be offering less.
Continue reading Morrisons Match & More Proves Me Right
The Libertine is a new cocktail bar just off the seafront, in the old Milk Bar premises.
Baravin can get away with minimalist chic due to its fantastic seaviews, but the landlocked Libertine has worked a lot harder to create beauty from within.
It’s a brave decision to specialise in premium products like cocktails – so should you go?
Continue reading The Libertine Cocktail Bar, Aberystwyth
The Aberaeron Beer & Cider Festival has happened in early August since 2012.
It’s not the biggest beer festival in the world, but it’s one of the nicest.
To say I was surprised by the interesting range of beers available at B&M in Aberystwyth would be an understatement.
Continue reading Beers At B&M
You might have thought that, as loyal customers, Morrisons in Aberystwyth might like us.
And with their profits heading south, you’d think they’d want to cherish us, make us feel special. Be nice.
But no. They despise you. They think you are worthless layabouts, fit only for poor service and bad food.
And here’s the proof.
Continue reading Why Aberystwyth Morrisons Despise You
Just after promising to only do one non-food blog every 30 months, the LibDems post a freesheet through my door that is so bad I just can’t stop myself.
A series of omissions, half-truths, outright falsification and unsupported statements, I have to share it with you.
Continue reading LibDem FreeSheet Review
We went out blackberry picking yesterday and we also found 200g of sloes.
I’ve not made sloe gin in years – not seen sloes out in the wild for years – and had a “spare” bottle of gin so thought I’d make some.
So for anyone who also stumbles across these unpromisingly bitter knots of fruit, here’s a recipe.
Make it now, and it will be ready for Christmas!
Continue reading How To Make Sloe Gin