October has been a busy month. Starting the month in Hobart and finishing by barely recovering from Sydney Beer Week, a hell of a lot happened this month. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been enjoying.
Stuff I’ve been doing
I started the month in Tasmania after flying to Hobart on my birthday. I ate a lot, drank a lot and saw some beautiful scenery. One of the highlights was a trip to Two Metre Tall, one of the best breweries in Australia. I posted up some photos and thoughts earlier in the month.
October means Sydney Beer Week for me. It was an epic ten days of fantastic beer and events and time spent with awesome people. I even won an Online Beer Personality award which was cool. I attended the awards ceremony at the Union. I’ve posted photos of Sydney Beer Week on sydneybeer.com.au.
My mate Jonno is getting married next year so I’ve been organising my life so I can be ther.
My running has been hit and miss this month but I’m slowly building back up stamina. Good to get back into it as I was this time last year but Sydney Beer Week has had an effect on the distance and time spent running this month. It also hasn’t helped that I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m pretty exhausted.
We had a bit of a gathering with pizza, beer and bubbles at my house. There were ten of us and it was great fun. Until I discovered two bottles of gin had been emptied by deadbeat former housemates. Fuming.
I spent a bit of time at Wildflower outside of Sydney Beer Week. It really is one of my favourite venues in Sydney.
Stuff I’ve been watching
BBC television always seems to get really good around this time. I was laughing out loud each week with Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. W1A is awkward and funny.
A Child in Time was an interesting movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch that I watched on iPlayer.
I rewatched The Grand Budapest Hotel. I love it as much as ever.
Stuff I’ve been listening to
I gave the new Killers album a go. Yeah, the less said about that the better. Alt-J released an EP of Dreadcrush remixes last month so I’ve been listening to that a bit.
I’m still listening to True Care by James Vincent McMorrow and I’ve listened to a few random albums including Billie Holliday and The Shins.
Otherwise the same old podcasts are on rotation.
Sufjan Stevens released a song that missed the cut on Carrie & Lowell. However, his mixtape has been delayed so I’m hoping to pick that up next month.
Stuff I’ve been playing
FIFA 18. It’s tragic I know. I bought it even though I said I wouldn’t. I do every year and I don’t know why. I barely even have time to play it properly but I’ve played a few career mode games, a bit of The Journey and I’ve been reminded why I ate FUT. It’ll be a Friday night brain switching off exercise accompanied by a beer.
Stuff I’ve been reading
I’m still working through The Blizzard. It’s a good issue but I haven’t had enough time to read it all the way through. I like to read it on my lunch break but I’ve had fewer and fewer of those recently.
That’s pretty much it for October 2017. This feels incredibly brief considering how busy this month has been and how quickly it’s flown by. That’s probably because of Sydney Beer Week. I can’t believe we’re so close to the end of the year. Less than eight weeks until Christmas! It was a good month – a lot happened!