It’s official, we are now closer to 2019 than we were to 2017. With the year disappearing before our very eyes, here are some of our highlights from July.
Barn of the Farm
We were desperate to go to a festival this summer, as we didn’t get chance to in 2017. After struggling to find a free weekend and figuring out our options, we went with Barn on the Farm. This festival was absolutely tiny compared to behemoths like Leeds or Glastonbury, but it was still just as fun. The whole setting was gorgeous, the music top-notch, the sun was at its glorious best, and the beers were surprisingly well priced. The best thing about the festival was that it gave us the time and space to unwind from everyday life and focus on what we enjoyed. Next year will be the 10th Anniversary of Barn on the Farm, so we will most likely be heading back (as well as going to Glasto, obvs).
You might not have heard of a lot of the artists that played but they’re well worth a listen! Our faves are featured in our last post.
The last few months have seen a particular focus on Pride. With the likes of Queer Eye and Drag Race becoming more popular, LGBTQ+ culture is slowly becoming part of society’s fabric. However, it’s so important to remember that Pride is about celebration and resistance, and recognising that there is still so far to go. Celebrating LGBTQ+ people is a year-long activity for us, but Newcastle Pride is the highlight of our rainbow-coloured calendar. Not only is it a chance to be proud, it was great to catch up with friends in Newcastle.
Moving in together
We’ve moved up a notch in the relationship department and have moved in together! After 4 years of being in separate houses (including a year in separate cities, nay, separate countries), we are now sharing a flat. Tally made the trek up to Glasgow with all her teas and Maurice, and has already redecorated the whole place (Adam thought it was fine before, but he was wrong). We now spend more time with each other and explore together, which is something we’ve been waiting for. Check out the move and the redecoration on Tally’s YouTube channel
Drinking beer in thirds
This is an odd revelation we’ve had but it is nothing short of life-changing. We like our beers, particularly trying new beers, but after a few pints you just get a bit bloated and can’t really taste anything. Also, being an ale aficionado is an expensive hobby. However, we’ve found that drinking thirds-of-pints means that you can try more different beers, save on cost, and end up drinking less overall, so you don’t feel nasty the next day. If you’re wanting to discover new beer, try the By The River Brew Co. in Newcastle and Drygate Brewery in Glasgow.
Scots Breakfast tea from T2
We’re definitely not lacking in the tea department but we couldn’t resist adding this one to the collection! It’s a black tea with oats, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla added in, so you can imagine it makes for a pretty cozy brew! We love it with a bit of honey and soya milk which makes it literally taste like a hot crossed bun!
We hope you had a great month too, let us know what you got up to in the comments
Tally & Adam x