"Let's do that pub crawl!" I immediately regretted saying.
"Well..." said Darren hesitantly "If you want to..."
"I do. I really think we can do this!" The eagerness outstripping my common sense.
"You're on." Said Darren knowing full well in would all end in tears. He is the clever one you see.
And so on Monday morning I jumped on a train and after a belated exchange of Christmas gifts we headed off into the wilds of Manchester city centre to complete the Manchester Heritage Pub Crawl.
We decided to only drink half pints of whatever local ale each pub served and at around 2pm we took our first sips of something called BLACK RAT.
it was nice.
We chatted and walked and drank and moved on from one pub to another. This continued for a couple of hours until we were joined by another friend known affectionately as The Incredibly Upsetting Boy.
The Incredibly Upsetting Boy and his Incredibly Upsetting hair style and skinny jeans (you can already begin to see why he is so upsetting) took a gulp of his pint and made a very strange face indeed.
"What on Earth is the matter my old chum?" I may have said with more emphasis on swearing and less on compassion.
The Incredible Upsetting Boy told of how he had lost part of one of his teeth and was in a lot of pain.
Both Darren and I laughed.
The Incredibly Upsetting Boy did not laugh but instead made a noise akin to agony.
The decision was made that a chilli burger would numb the pain and very soon after we realised this was not a good idea.
Two more pubs were selected and numbers 14 and 15 were entered with suitable drinks consumed.
At this point in the evening I realised I had lost my list of pubs and so we said our goodbyes and went home.
On reflection, It was a
This event will therefore stand as test run. 15 pubs in one day means that it should be more than possible to complete the whole list in 3 days. This is a task that will be completed before the end of this year.
The results however, will not appear on this blog but "somewhere else".
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It's going to be exciting, it's going to be fun.... IT WILL!