On Saturday JHogg and I dropped the dog and Piglet off at Grannys and headed to our local beer festival. We had been to it last year, but I was around 7 or 8 weeks pregnant and had morning sickness and generally miserable! We had high hopes for this year and it didn’t disappoint!
They had really expanded since last year. The beer tent itself was similar, but they had replaced the smaller tent for spirits with a 2nd large one which was great. I steered clear of the beers as I don’t drink beer, and I wasn’t particularly in the mood for ciders. There were 3 prosecco’s, 1 rum and 6 gin’s to choose from, as well as 5 or 6 mixer options. It was a great selection, but none of of the mixer options were sugar free.
I found the fact that there wasn’t a slimline tonic available really bizarre. Due to my Type 1 Diabetes I never have drinks that contain carbohydrate (unless I’m treating a hypo). It made it a little harder to relax throughout the day as I was always concerned about my blood glucose levels and making sure they weren’t going dangerously high. Alcohol is a tricky balancing act with diabetes anyway and I didn’t really appreciate the added complication. OK – rant over.
We got started not long after midday so I opted for a prosecco. I can be a bit fussy with my wine but it lovely and went down a treat! Our friends arrived not long after and we spent the rest of the afternoon catching up.
We are apparently all really old now because we found the music in the two tents too loud. There were live bands but we enjoyed listening to them standing outside. It was a bit chilly outside but we had our booze jackets on and got used to it!
There were a few food vans on site. The Bay Fish and Chip Shop were there with their on the road van, alongside Fresh Mex, The Farmers Grill and and old school ice cream van. Over the course of the afternoon and evening I think we sampled something from each – just to be thorough!
We took the bus home and stopped off for chips before walking up to the house. We laughed up the road saying we can’t remember the last time we’d done that. It was nice to have a night off from responsibilities, although a little sad to not have a Piglet to cuddle when we got home.
I didn’t take many photos – we were too busy enjoying ourselves! We’ll definitely be getting tickets for next year.
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