To ‘Ull and Back

A trip to Hull to see the Tigers play Nantes at an unusual venue (Hull Kingston Rovers rugby ground) provided some quaffotunities. Nothing required in the Good Beer Guide but helpful (and unhelpful) tips from fellow pub bloggers Simon and Martin were vigorously pursued. Though it was actually Tony, the new landlord of the well…… Continue reading To ‘Ull and Back

Hawkshead Revisited

I am breaking from the tyranny of chronology to share ten things learnt on a day trip to the excellent Hawkshead Brewery Beer Festival in Cumbria. 1. Trains to Staveley – where the brewery is located – do not always connect with mainline trains to Oxenholme, nine miles away. A wait of an hour or…… Continue reading Hawkshead Revisited

Lund Calling

The last stop on the Swedish leg of our trip was to the lovely university town of Lund, near Malmo. The impressive cathedral provides a central focal point together with Lena Lervik’s SkyddsmantelMadonnan (2015).  The boldness of the art is matched by this modern diocesan architecture. Apart from a rather fine bakery the other attraction…… Continue reading Lund Calling