60 and 2/365th's

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60 and 2/365th's

Postby slparry » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:47 pm

Well, despite expectations I've managed to get to 60 years of age (on Sunday) .... Went into work as it's a short day.

My colleagues treated me to a lovely Balvenie :) As well as decorating my desk


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And my sister got me a new to me, Ardmore God help my liver :)

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Then my kid brother and his wife took me to one of Chesters, nay the worlds, best steak restaurants, Upstairs at the Grill

https://upstairsatthegrill.co.uk/

Started off with a lovely blue cheese souffle, then a 24oz Aberdeen Angus sirloin on the bone, along with a huge selection of sides, and a port and cheese to round off. I'm glad my brother was picking up the tab as the steak was £39.50!

On Monday I bimbled around locally on my F800GS enjoying the glorious sunshine. Then today, Tuesday, I went for a spin on my BCR with my mate Barney on his. Went up to Barmouth for a coffee then on to Betws y Coed via some of Wale's finest roads :D

Barneys has a Lazer and mine has a Remus, must admit they did both sound well :D

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Oh and the guys I go to Scotland with are joining me for dinner tomorrow evening to the Lemon Tree in Wrexham

http://thelemontree.org.uk/

All in all a good "weekend" :D

I'm applying for my free bus pass this week as in Wales you can claim one at 60 :D
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby SP250 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:27 pm

Happy birthday old chap - see you tomorrow night.
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby slparry » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:29 pm

SP250 wrote:Happy birthday old chap - see you tomorrow night.



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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby Al » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:39 pm

Belated birthday wishes Steve, will be joining you in the 60 club in august. After 4 years of trying I have just managed to convince work to let me work a 4 day week( should have threatened them with leaving 3 yrs ago!!) so no more Mondays. :D

All best, Al
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby boxerscott » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:25 pm

Many happy returns Steve :)


Al, you can now look forward to that Tuesday morning feeling!

Lads, the next 10 are the best of the rest, enjoy! Welcome to the club.

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby dave the german » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:36 am

Happy Birthday Steve :drunken:

The BCRs not only sound nice, they still look stunning
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby GerryB » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:31 am

Sounds like its been a good celebration all round !!!

Enjoy , and all the best for the future ........
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby nab 301 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Excellent Steve , there's hope for all of us then :lol: , i'm not that far behind you.
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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby Neil178 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Too late to say “Happy Birthday”? :occasion6: :occasion5: if so then keep it for next year!!
I’m intrigued by the whiskey matured in rum casks. No conflict of tastes?

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby Paul » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 am

A belated happy birthday from me too!

All the best,

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby boxerscott » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Neil178 wrote:
I’m intrigued by the whiskey matured in rum casks. No conflict of tastes?

Intriguing indeed, let me explain, It`s a bit like Alchemy, these guys are searching for liquid gold and these ideas come to them in dreams or periods of lucidity. However a more simple explanation would be that suitable casks are in big demand and one takes what one can get.

Sounds fun to me.

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby Neil178 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:12 pm

I had a few distillery tours on a lads day out around the Spey when I was working in Scotlandshire. It was very interesting although the smells were more than my delicate nostrils could cope with. I almost lost puked, but it could’ve just been my hangover from the night before. The tasting at the end was wasted on me. Now if I ever visit the Guinness brewery ...
I’m enveous of guys that can chill out with a tumbler of scotch with just an ice cube. I just grab a cuppa with marmite on toast. Lots of toast. Nomnomnom.

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby Boxered » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:26 pm

A belated Happy Birthday from me too Steve, hope you enjoyed yourself. And its nice to see the BCR get an airing too.

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Re: 60 and 2/365th's

Postby BoxerCup R » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 am

Now then Steve

Sorry I missed this, the heading didn't grab me :oops:

Many happy returns on turning 60 and its only a number, you know that right :wink:

Balvenie Caribbean Cask I found on our tour of Scotland last month and it is GORGEOUS imho, enjoy :D the Ardmour I haven't tasted yet. I haven't bought a bottle yet but its on my list. Oban is my Whisky of th moment.

Sounds like you've had a suitably excellent time on and since your birthday, quite right too. The bikes look fantastic together, bikers will have been 'coming in their pants' seeing two out at once, seeing one is rare after all 8)

All the best Mate.
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