This piece, from 6 months ago, recalls something my father taught us when we were children. It compared contours on Ordnance Survey-style maps (which show how steep a gradient is) with the rings left behind when someone is drinking a pint of stout. It also describes the method my brother and I use to fold empty crisp packets so that they take up less table space.
That earlier piece, like most of the posts on this Blog, was all text. This site is pretty light on pictures. In the last 6 months I have started taking photos of what remains after a pint of stout and a packet of crisps have been dealt with. In most cases these photos were taken on trips to the pub with my 14-year-old son (who, as reported many times on these pages, loves going to the pub), so there are glasses of soft drinks in many of the pictures too. Our trips to the pub have been far less frequent in recent months than they were two years ago, when I reported regularly about visiting every pub in my postcode.
Here are the photos, with the date, pub (and location), and what was in the glass to begin with.
Tuesday 31 July 2018, Tynan’s (Kilkenny, Ireland), Guinness
Sunday 5 August 2018, Kilrane Inn (Rosslare, Ireland), Guinness
Tuesday 7 August 2018, Duke of Sussex (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness
Friday 17 August 2018, The Raven (Hammersmith, London W6), Guinness
Sunday 19 August 2018, The Catholic Centre (Chiswick, London W4) Guinness
Wednesday 29 August 2018, Royal George (Charing Cross Road, London WC2), Guinness
Thursday 30 August 2018, Brewery Tap (Brentford, London TW8), London Pride
Saturday 1 September 2018, The Windmill (Acton, London W3), Guinness
Saturday 1 September 2018, The Lamb (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness
Tuesday 4 September 2018, The Toucan (Soho, London W1), Guinness [to the right of the empty pint glass is a bar stool, in the shape of a pint of Guinness]
Wednesday 5 September 2018, The Grove (Hammersmith, London W6), Lager (at £1 per pint)
Sunday 9 September 2018, Packhorse and Talbot (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness
Friday 21 September 2018, What the Fish (Hammersmith, London W6), Guinness
Sunday 23 September 2018 Globe Bar, Moran’s Hotel (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness
Sunday 30 September 2018, Crown and Anchor (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness
Thursday 25 October 2018, Red Lion and Pineapple (Acton, London W3), Guinness
Thursday 6 December 2018, Jono’s (Ealing, London W5), Guinness
Saturday 12 January 2019, Connolly’s (Chiswick, London W4), Guinness