Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Durham Brewery – Mango Hefeweizen

This is the first duff beer I’ve ever had from The Durham Brewery. It is far from a standard hefeweizen you get from Germany. It is rather flat and bland. There is very little of the yeasty notes you get with a tradition hefeweizen and I could not taste any mango, just a very small undertone of sweetness.


Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery, Bombay 106, Original India Pale

The Bombay 106, Original India Pale from the The Durham Brewery is another fine ale from them. It rocks in a 7%. On the palate there is a good bitterness with a little an under note of citrus. A nice long finish rounds it off.
Bombay 106

Blog post by Richard Randall

Juliet = Scam

This email scam arrived today in my ‘clean’ email. Unusual.
Hello Dear,
I have the feelings that this mail will come to you in a better healthy condition…. While going through ( today i saw about you and became interested to know you…. I have a special reason why I contacted you…. I will like you to reply to my email address( ) so that I will tell you about me and send my picture to you… I am waiting to hear from you soon…. God bless you!
Your friend,

Hola Querida,
Tengo los sentimientos que este correo vendrá a usted en una mejor condición saludable …. Mientras atraviesa ( Hoy he visto en ti y me interesé a conocerte …. tengo una razón especial por la que en contacto con usted …. Me gustaría que responda a mi dirección de correo electrónico ( ) para que yo te diré acerca de mí y enviar mi foto para usted … estoy a la espera de saber de usted pronto .. .. Dios te bendiga!
Tu amigo,
Julieta. = Scam

What’s up?
I’m so excited that I finally found you again…
Hope you think of me from time to time…
It will be so nice for me to see your letters again…
Attached acouple of photos here. I hope you will remember me finally.

see ya…
Sweet Peach


Text Message Scams

hey.. saved ur email from google member a few months back are you still available? lets meet up 740 888 8644 text me!

finally single and looking to travel :p my num is still 16825143037 txt me if you’d like to meet up … muahh txt me!!!
ya still single?? haha im finally off my leash.. / +1~404~448~5858 / = my num but please be sweet and not rude! kept ur email from google+while back 🙂 txt me!!
so i’m single and looking to travel :p my number is still 1 7606067041 txt me if you would like to link up .. kisses txt me!
Greetings, beautiful beast. If u will type me ASAP at +1631-855-9808, I will txt you my hotel address & couple of uncovered photos too. I will not wait for too much. xo
_______________ = Scam

Are you ok? How are you doing? I write to you with my personal email so write to me at any time. I will be always glad to answer you. I with pleasure will tell to you about me and about my life. I send you my photo if it is pleasant to you, I will send to you more. I also will be glad to see your photos.

Primark, Sunderland – A Shopping Adventure

On Monday afternoon the postman delivered a nice surprise, an envelope containing 2 Primark gift cards. Happy Days!
I think I won the shopping vouchers via a competition on a Bauer Media site, but there was no comp slip/covering note enclosed with the vouchers, so I’m not a 100% certain.
primark gift cardOn Tuesday morning we, Mrs.R came along too, drove to the nearest Primark, which is about 20 minutes up the road in Sunderland.
We decided to go early to avoid the traffic. I parked in the The Bridges Shopping Centre carpark, so it was only a short walk from the car before I started browsing the rails in Primark.
I had only planned to be in Primark for about 30 minutes, I’m usually a very quick shopper, but £150 goes a really long way in Primark.
Thirty minutes in, and one basket full of clothes, and I’d hardly made a dent in my £150 budget. By the time we’d finished shopping, we had two of their large baskets overflowing with various items, and ended up spending about 90 minutes shopping.
IMG_3282As I shopped I kept a running total of the spend. It was a long process to reach the £150 mark, but eventually I managed to get to the target – £151. Along the way some amazing bargains ended up in the shopping baskets. For example, I got five pairs of navy chinos for for a mere £1 a pair. Yes, you read that correctly – one pound per pair.
My total Primark haul was: 1 jacket, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 t-shirts, pair of sunglasses, a belt, 3 pairs of jeans, 6 pairs of chinos, 2 long sleeve tops, 5 shirts, 2 zip up tops, 1 pair of shorts.

The shopping experience itself was fine, apart from the fact that there were no changing rooms in the mens department, you had to go down the escalator to the floor below. Thankfully everything I took into the changing room fitted me, but if any of the items hadn’t fitted, I wouldn’t have enjoyed having to traipse up and down the escalator multiple times to get smaller/larger sizes.

Blog post by Richard Randall