It's all go

Well it's been a good week; I completed my first decent walk of the year; a ten miler starting from home, through the mud to Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale and Ilam and back, fortified with jam sandwiches and hot chocolate. Life couldn't get better than that. Also two trips to the theatre to the Manchester Royal Exchange to see The House of Bernarda Alba, and the New Vic in Newcastle Under Lyme to see Cyrano.

Meantime, it's great to see all the positive comments about the beers on Facebook. I'm currently learning all about Facebook ads, Google Adwords and Twitter, and am even thinking of creating a Direct Beers You Tube channel....doesn't bear thinking about does it?

For now I'll give here a sneak preview of a new beer we're working on for Christmas; well, I know we've only just got over the last one, but you have to think ahead. Hope you like it; it sums up for me the true spirit of Christmas shopping.

Stephen Gee