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Rugby World Cup Semifinals and Your Favorite Bar or Pub

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

The 2007 Rugby World Cup Semifinal matches are only days away.  I can’t think of a better reason to visit your favorite pub or favorite bar to cheer your team to victory.

On October 13th, England and France will battle at the St. Dennis, France field. France has won 4 of the last 5 games against England, but that doesn’t mean this one will be an easy win for France. The second on the semifinal matches follows on October 14th as Argentina takes on South Africa in St. Dennis.  Argentina will be playing not only to move to the 2007 Rugby World Cup Finals, but to also break an 0 for 5 losing streak against South Africa.

Now what could make these games better? Having a beer with friends while watching games of course.  Actually there is one place that is better to see the game than your bar or pub 2007 Rugby World Cup Tickets.

So no excuses, grab that beer and yell and cheer until there is nothing left!

 

Bar Jobs in London

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I love [tag]London Pubs[/tag].

I adore the incongruity of the [tag]bars in London[/tag]- on one hand you have the historic feeling of sitting in a pub where others have sat hundreds of years before in a setting that has changed very little, on the other hand there is an incredible feeling of inconsistency-in central London there are bars I have maybe visited 4 or 5 nights in a row, and it is quite probable you will not see the same person there twice. In certain bars in the [tag]Paddington[/tag] area even the staff seem to change on a nightly basis!
This is extremely useful should you become [tag]tired and emotional[/tag] and fall of your stool, because the following day you can return without embarassment to a pub full of entirely new faces who did not witness your drunken debauchery of the night before.

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Blind Beggar Pub East London

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

I am well-read on the history of Gangland [tag]East London[/tag], due to having a grandmother who is mad about the [tag]Kray Twins[/tag]- she had a penpal friendship with Reg Kray and occasionally he would call her from jail.

She would give me Kray books to read, as I would also buy books for her and often read them first before I could see her to pass them on. Well needless, to say, with my interest in this area of [tag]London[/tag], as well as London and [tag]London pubs[/tag] in general, and also the Kray era I was really looking forward to [tag]drinking a beer[/tag] in the Blind Beggar Pub. (For those of you in the dark, the Blind Beggar is where notorious gang leader Ron Kray shot George Cornell dead. The [tag]Blind Beggar Pub[/tag] is situated in Whitechapel Road, a bustling street in the heart of London’s East End).

 

Blind Beggar Pub

 

I had expected, due to the notoriety of the pub, that the place would be a shrine to the Krays- a tourist haunt cashing in on it’s gruesome history. Well, I was wrong, as on occasion I am. There are several Kray pictures on the walls but they do not dominate the place. The furniture had seen better days, and the overall impression was one of shabbiness, and slightly depressing- but this did not put me off the place, I found it quite fitting and intruiging. (more…)