John Peel Centre and CAMRA Beer Festival – Stowmarket

It was a weekend of beer, more beer, cider, music and good times. I have to admit, I really enjoyed standing behind the bar for a change and serving up pints of ale and cider to the endless customers who flocked to the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket and drank those firkins dry.

The event started steadily on the Friday afternoon, with a few people coming straight from work to sample some of Suffolk’s finest ales and ciders. With four hours down at eight o’clock, the building was getting busy and people were flooding the floor (not literally). As this was the first beer festival where I’d served behind the bar, four hours seemed enough to me, because I wanted to try some of the beers myself, in preparation for my mates arriving the next day.

Late Saturday morning, I was sitting in the train station waiting for my university mates to arrive from Ipswich. I was doing a crossword in the beer festival program when their train arrived at around midday; we headed up to the John Peel Centre, just behind the town centre and next to the St Peter’s and St Mary’s Church. We must have spent a good four or five hours there, sampling the different beers and ultimately (although, not intentionally on my part) getting drunk.

In the late afternoon we went around the corner to a local pub, The Royal Oak, where we ate dinner and watched a Champions League football match, and there we stayed until their train back home at around eleven o’clock.

After assuring that my mates got on the train back to our student flat, I returned to the beer festival which was winding down to a close. I may have missed the main entertainment for the night (musicians and comedy acts), but there were still a few pints of beer left… a truly enjoyable weekend.

 

Chris Kenworthy.

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Welcome to My Personal Blog!

Hello and welcome to my own personal blog. Originally from Ipswich, I’m currently a student at the town’s own University Campus Suffolk (England, UK). Until recently, I was an author and student blogger on the university’s own WordPress page, ucsstudents.wordpress.com – this website has now been taken down, but you can still view my old student posts by clicking this link: Chris K UCS Students Blog.

If you’ve already seen some of my blog posts and entries, then you’ll know what to expect. For all of you who are new to my site, I shall be posting about many things including Formula 1 motorsport, new developments in technology and the mobile phone industry, and about what I do as a volunteer and member of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale).

Happy reading and commenting!

Chris K.

A Good Year – My Last Student Blog

When I was younger, I used to admire the older kids who I’d see returning home from secondary school or even university, and I used to wonder what it would be like to live like them. Then about ten years ago, at the age of fourteen, I started writing a story about a young boy and racing driver whose life takes a detour into police work when he meets and befriends three fellow-minded lads.

high school

As a person I never really had New Year’s resolutions, but I had goals for the future. Before my 20th birthday, I wanted to have at least ten close friends. But now that I am in my final year and only a couple of months away from the end of my degree, I have started to look back to the good times during my four years at University Campus Suffolk.

Halloween 2010

Being at university has been one of the best experiences of my life thus far. Most importantly, I have learned how to socialise with people from different cultural backgrounds. If I could go back and do it all again, I probably would because I’ve enjoyed it so much. But I wouldn’t change anything…

gangnam style lift

Gangnam Style – Centurions

I don’t know where I’ll be in another ten years because the future is never clear. But you should always take time to think about where you would like to be in ten years, and what you would like to be doing. It doesn’t have to be a clear plan. It could even be a dream.

New York Exchange Bar

Having been an Air Cadet as a teenager, I would like to learn how to fly an airplane and to earn a Private Pilot’s Licence, but another ambition of mine is to go up to space on one of those new space flight experiences by Virgin Galactic.

Football Centurions

Unfortunately, this is my last blog for the university, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, my loyal readers, who have read and commented on my posts over the past year. There will be an influx of new bloggers soon, so stay tuned and be nice to them.

Group Photo at Rajat's Birthday

I will continue to post things on my personal WordPress blogging page, chrisjkenworthy.wordpress.com. But for now, and for the final time, I wish you all well in all your endeavors and personal adventures… good luck 🙂

Me USA jacket

Chris Kenworthy.