Saturday, 13 March 2021

Lovely Day For A Guinness.

 The wife bought me a present from you know where (Lidl) the other day?  She knows I am missing my carboot  sales and browsing round charity shops.  So to satisfy my inner Womble she bought me this enamel Guinness mug:


There's a Touchan weather vane on  the front of the cup.

I don't think I will use it and it sits proudly on the unit in our front room.  Perhaps it will be worth summat/sumfink one day?

Apparently Guinness originates in London!  Not many people know that.  The Billingsgate porters use to drink a brown stout very similar to Guinness and  Arthur Guinnes called it 'Porter' after them.  When he established his brewery in Dublin he brewed this Porter and added Liffey water to it to give it's unique taste.

Remember this advert?




12 comments:

  1. Well I didn't know that fact about Guinness.
    I remember that ad though. Takes me back a few years!

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  2. The ad is from 1995 JayCee. I have read on the Tinternet and T'web that Guinness was first brewed in Wales near Bangor and it should be christened Gynwys. Chicken Tikka Masala is said to have been invented in Glasgow and Pizza originates in Greece.

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  3. More facts from Daveopedia. Here's another fact for you - Yorkshire puddings were invented in Yorkshire! I bet you never knew that!

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  4. Hannah Glasse my friend christened it Yorkshire Pudding because Yorkshire batter is different to other regions puddings.

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    1. Is their batter a bit better?

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    2. Their batter is very good. It's an excellent Yorkshire pud.

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  5. Isn't every day a good day for Guinness?
    Pizza originates in Greece? Hmmm I'll have to investigate that . They think Everything originates here!!!

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  6. It is Linda. I think most things have a Greek connection. Thanks.

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  7. I do have a question: you drink guineas from a mug? I'm not a beer drinker myself but here mugs are for hot drinks, usually. In any case, one of the first stops on my son's visit to your country was the Guinness brewery.

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  8. We drink Guinness from a pint glass Debby. The mugs are just Guinness souvenirs. There's Guinness items on Ebay for sale. The old Touchans and signs are worth a lot of money. There are a lot of modern reproductions. My mug is official Guinness memorabilia. Who knows it could be worth something one day.

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    1. Since your lovely wife bought it to comfort you, I hope that it is worth something right now!

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