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Stephen Randall (thedaffodilfish)
Works at The coalface for The Man
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Paid the Iron Price to win the Glasgow A Game of Thrones LCG Store Championship with Greyjoy The Old Way :-) 
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Took the Glasgow Store Championship using Greyjoy The Old Way :-)

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Pearl Izumi Criterium Race around Edinburgh's historic Grassmarket on 29th May
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Melting into Sunday Morning.
This always makes me smile and or cry :-)

I Loves You Porgy - Nina Simone: http://youtu.be/tq5A0YadWKs
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Took the Glasgow Store Championship using Greyjoy The Old Way :-) Go Warships! 
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would you like a straw with that?
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Is this real? or are they taking the piss...?
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Thanks for this - that made my day. Time to go spread it around facebook ;)
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Keeping the Wheels of Industry Turning
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  • The coalface for The Man
    Chartered Insurance Broker, 2007 - present
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
    Chartered Insurance Broker, 2007 - 2012
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Lives in Edinburgh with 3 bikes and 2 guitars. Stepfather to 2 cats. Takes photos of Graffiti. Plays boardgames. Fights for the Resistance
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Hello, I live in #Edinburgh, #Scotland as the tagline suggests :)

Among my many interests I love #cycling and have a #singlespeed #fixie which I use for #commuting to get about town and which I built myself out of bits cobbled together from a certain auction website.

I also like getting out at the weekend on my racer with the #edinburghroadclub #edinburghrc or just with friends for a days ride around the Borders.
Always happy to chat about the
#tourdefrance
#tdf
#giroditalia
#springclassics
#parisroubaix
#vuelta or most cycling chat in general.

I've recently taken up #archery with #PenicuickArchers and am interested in finding out more and taking part in any discussion or hangouts on this.

I like playing #boardgames and usually get together with friends and family once a week for a game of #Carcassonne
#Settlers
#Catan
#Agricola
#GameofThrones
#Citadels
#Bohnanza
#wedidn'tplaytestthisatall - the list goes on!
The charity shops in Edinburgh get visited once a month for any gaming bargains :)  Otherwise I use #boardgamegeek to discover more games.

Last year I completed a #365 photo project, just using my camera phone, I'm quite interested in photography now and am saving up for a #dslr. There's lots of interesting #graffiti around Edinburgh whichI like capturing, along with scenes of urban decay and #urbanexploration.

After watching #AGameOfThrones #agot I've started reading the series. I've always been an avid reader but #GeorgeRRMartin made me buy a #kindle! Hulking those 700 page monsters about wasn't ideal, especially on a bike. I've recently started using #goodreads to keep track of my reading and share with others - I'm always happy to chat about authors, some favourites being #asbyatt, #evelynwaugh. #grahamgreene, #stephenhunt, #sebastianfaulks, #ScarletThomas. #jasperfforde
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Cycled from London to Edinburgh in 48 hours; got a prize for "Diligence" in Primary School...
Education
  • Miskatonic University
    Mythos Studies, 1994 - 1996
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
    Muggle Studies and Transfiguration, 1988 - 1994
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Great selection of real ales and craft beers with some top notch food to boot. This is a popular bar due to its location so it can get a bit busy and crowded, especially on a Friday evening with the after-work crowd from the local offices. For me it's the start of the Golden Beer Mile which takes in The Hanging Bar, Cloisters and The Argyle, but can also include The Blue Blazer and Bennetts Bar.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The Beer, The Beer, The Beer. And the burgers :-) Holyrood 9A has a fantastic selection of real ales and craft beers. They also serve gourmet burgers, so what's not to like? I used to drink in here back in the day when it was a bit more rough and ready, and I remember feeling a pang of despair when I heard it was getting "poshed up"! All my local boozers, like Joseph Pearce's on Montgomery Street, were getting yuppified :-( Turns out The Holyrood 9A has retained lots of character and a dream selection of rotating real ales putting it on a par with the Hanging Bat and Cloisters in terms of Beer Pilgrimages! One of the few places in Edinburgh to serve Brave New World on tap. So let's talk about those burgers eh? Awesome selection of fillings and toppings with some nice add-ons like sweeet potato fries to replace your string fries. Great place to spend an afternoon and catch up with some friends (who probably have a small child in a 4x4 pram)
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great wee shop - not that wee actually - with a great selection of board games, card games and miniatures. The front of the shop is dedicated to comics/anime and the like with the back of the shop reserved for games. They always have a great selection of LCG packs. Staff are really nice, friendly and knowledgeable and the locals seem friendly and pleasant too - not always the case for "specialist hobby shops"! They have a good sized room in the basement that you can hire/reserve - I've been here a few times now for A Game of Thrones tournament and it's always a good trip.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The Music! The Nachos! The ales! The Auld Hoose feels a bit out of the way being on the "wrong"side of Nicholson Street - it faces the Crags and is surrounded by sheltered housing - but it is *such* a great pub! It's very popular with the student crowd and folks that like their music shouty and industrial with amps turned up to 11. Along with the usual bar taps there are usually 3-4 guest ales every month and a board that tells you what's coming up next. Food wise, they do a great selection of tex-mex and burgers - the nachos are *MASSIVE* and tip top. If you like drinking a nice craft beer and listening to Machine Head while tucking into the biggest plate of nachos ever, then this is the place to be :)
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reviewed 3 months ago
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Fantastic low-key family-run restaurant that's easy to overlook - simple food well made that doesn't break the bank. Best steak I've had in Edinburgh! I sometimes feel that we're in an age of style over substance - there are a number of upmarket restaurants that I've been to recently where the whole "dining experience" is such a fanfare of pomp and ceremony that it's easy to get distracted from the main reason you're there - the food. Katie's Diner is perched on the edge of Bruntsfield Links, just up from the Golf Tavern and, I have to admit, I thought it looked a bit tacky and naff at first glance! The menu was a sample of simple fare presented on an laminated sheet of A4 - mostly burgers and steaks with some alternatives like cajun chicken etc. We all had either steaks or burgers and my god! that was the finest steak I've had to date! Perfectly cooked with a lovely sauce and side salad. The burgers were terrific hand made patties and the chips were perfect :-) Service was spot on and BYOB was well received. Will definitely be back!
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Really nice, relaxed, homely and comfortable atmosphere with a good selection of real ales. Just on the right side of "trendy", I've been back here a few times now and they always serve a good pint. The food menu looks good but I've not had the opportunity to try yet. It's probably not the sort of place you'd go for a big night out to get pished (I'm getting on a bit now, and those days are behind me) but I'd definitely settle in here for an afternoon or evening to catch up with friends over some good ales or nice wine. Nice spread of tables and sofas, there's even a downstairs "Cinema Bar" which I imagine you could hire out for a function. It's a bit classier than other nearby bars which have vomit and bouncers on the doors of a Saturday night.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Other than being HQ for the Edinburgh Resistance, Cloisters is probably Edinburgh's finest "real pub" and my favourite, second only to The Hanging Bat in scope of fine ales and craft beers on offer. With a fantastic warm atmosphere, board games behind the bar, an a wicked selection of real ales, this is usually my pub of choice to meet up with friends for a chat and some quality beer. The food menu is also excellent and great value for money, coming in the form of "pub tapas". The fact that it is in a converted church just makes the whole experience that bit more spiritual ;-) It's the second last stop in my home commute Golden Mile Beer Walk: The Red Squirrel - The Hanging Bat - Cloister - The Argyle.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago