From the nice people at the meetup this weekend I got a Lomographic Society Fisheye camera
and as I'm the most impatient person in the world, I shot a roll over the last couple of days and got it developed. It worked quite nicely and there were a good few pics from the set
that I liked, although it has shown me how awful my scanner is.
In other news I discovered a bar I didn't know about - The Cove, Covent Garden
. I normally avoid all the pubs in the Covent Garden area (apart from The Porterhouse [who weren't serving food this evening], The Maple Leaf [as the birthday boy who we were out celebrating with wasn't too keen] and the Walkabout [as I wasn't on a mission to drink until death]) and never try and get a nice of Real Beer, but I was pleasantly surprised - 4 ales on: St Austell
Tribute and HSD, and Skinner's
Betty Stogs and Cornish Knockers, all kept well and very tasty (especially the Betty Scogs which I now wish I'd stayed and drunk all night). It's got a balcony overlooking the west end of the market, from which we swore at the busker below who murdered his way through some depressing covers. It was debated whether we could take him out by flinging the ashtray that was sitting on the ledge, but this course of action was vetoed based on the wind conditions, and the lack of a second ashtray for a followup throw once the conditions had been established. They also have a branch of the West Cornwall Pasty Company
downstairs, although you have to leave the pub and wander around to their ordering window to get served. Pasties with pirates on get my vote, especially when you can eat them with a pint.