Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pumpkin Carving

Well I'm off to a Beer Festival tomorrow night at Pied Bull in Chester which is actually a Meet the Brewer with Magic Rock Brewery. It should be a great laugh with lots of tasty beers. (Just don't let me drink pints of that Unhuman Cannonball again because it is lethal!) 

Because of this, I've been in a manic rush to get some pumpkin carvings done ready for a friend's Halloween Party on Friday because it won't be a good idea to carve pumpkins whilst drunk.

Anyway, I've carved two this year (...and what! It's two for £3 in Tesco). One is a Disco Ball Pumpkin, the other is meant to be an abstract style face of a cat.

*Tip* - Don't use a knife when carving pumpkins. Use all kinds of sharp tools. It makes it much easier for creating neat lines. I'll let you into a secret, I actually used a sharp device that is used for ripping the core out of apples. See the list is endless. Get creative!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Party of the Dead - Birthday Piss up in a Brewery

Well, sticking with the tradition and following on from last years Birthday piss up in a brewery, I've done it again!

This time the theme moved on from last years Psychedelic Mad Hatters to a more Halloween inspired theme of Party of the Dead and it wasn't in Sandstone Brewery this year but the soon to be brand new Axiom Brewing located a couple of units down. 

Lots of Illuminous glowy things!

I may have gone a bit OTT on decorations though, but it was Party of the Dead and I love Halloween so I may have got a bit carried away as I entered a creative trance.

I chose to have a cask of Salopian Brewery's mighty fine Oracle on hand pull, a zombie cake, glow sticks, disco ball and UV lamp (told you I got carried away) but it was fun and we managed to blow the brewery speakers by playing T1000 by Fear Factory LOUD! (Not so fun). Oh and in case you hadn't guessed it was fancy dress. I had great fun wearing the googley eyed goggles (Try saying that after 9 pints!)

Here's my cake my talented friend made (although being pissed at party we forgot to actually eat it):

Great night though. Already have a theme in mind for next years!