We seem to be doing well at rainy Saturdays recently, don’t we? Last weekend, the heavens opened for most of Saturday, which meant I spent a good chunk of the day wondering how a bit of rain can cause the roads around Solihull to become a giant car park. Thankfully by the time the evening rolled round the roads and skies seemed to clear. Which was just as well because I was meeting my friend Andrew (he’s modelling the gin glasses in the top photo) to head off to The Bond in Digbeth for the Gin Festival.
The Bond is becoming a bit of a go-to place for drinks festivals, having hosted ones for beer and whisky already this year, and the Gin Festival had four bars; two for British gins, one for foreign gins and the final for sloe gins and liqueurs. I won’t blather on about it too much here, as I did a write up over at the Gin Festival website, which you can read here. But to end, here’s a photo of some of the botanicals that go into Sir Robin of Locksley gin.