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Harrison
6th December 2012, 10:42
It's that time of year when all the horrible germs surface. I've had a flu thing since Tuesday.

Boiling hot and sweating, but shivering at same time, coughing up blood, migraine headache right behind my eyes, really bad cough. Affected my asthma badly too.

Think the worst was yesterday. Don't feel quite as bad today, but still really ill. No energy to even walk downstairs.

Any one else had anything?

My son's also had a bad cough and runny nose for a while.

Tiago
6th December 2012, 15:20
Nope, long time i don't have a flu.
A beer a day keeps the doctor away :D
a brandy also helps.... :p

Wish you a fast recovery

Harrison
6th December 2012, 15:43
When I was a student I never got ill because I drank loads of Guinness. Can't drink like that anymore though :lol:

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Kin Hell
6th December 2012, 21:47
@ your young tender age?

Gah, u Wuss! :p

Harrison
6th December 2012, 21:56
: lol: Other than sharing a bottle of wine over dinner, a couple bottles of beer with a curry, or a couple pints on a summers day, I really don't drink much any more.

Just took temperature. Up to 39!

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Kin Hell
7th December 2012, 11:34
@ 39 Deg, you either need to see a Doc or get a decent thermometer. :shades:

Tiago
7th December 2012, 12:01
Nope, just grab some Guinness...
When i was in England in 95, i drank a lot of those.
How do you call? A "pint" ? isn't it? I can't remember correctly
can i say "A pint of Guiness?" i think i asked for half-pint... because the pub had to many brands, so i could tast them all :D

Harrison
7th December 2012, 15:50
Yes, is a Pint of Guinness.

You really should visit the UK again as pubs have generally improved, especially country pubs, often having guest beers and real ales from local regional breweries to try

Do they have any English run pubs in Portugal, as they do in Spain?

Back to Guinness, I discovered only more recently that they sell Dublin brewed Guinness in cans over here now, and it does taste better than England brewed Guinness, because the water is different. I still need to find a good supplier of it though before Christmas.

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Tiago
7th December 2012, 16:10
Do they have any English run pubs in Portugal, as they do in Spain?
well, we have Irish Pubs. But it's just the name they invented. Decoration, style and drinks do cover Irish,Scottish or English Pubs.
I would say it's a mix of this 3
Guinness it's in any "Irish" Pub.

Here it's one, not far from my home
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g189154-d2089590-Reviews-John_Bull_Restaurant-Cascais_Estremadura.html

this ones in Lisbon
http://www.hennessys-pub.com/

http://www.irishpub.com.pt/n/hist.htm

Harrison
7th December 2012, 16:26
Are any of them any good? Atmosphere?

Do they get a lot of ex pat English in them, especially when the football is on? Something I avoid are pubs with big screens and advertising sports.

I tend to hate the more commercial chain type pubs in the UK too as they are all too clinical and genetic. I much prefer the rural country pubs that are thatched roofed buildings dating back 400+ years, a roaring fire, friendly local self owned landlord, great food made from local produce, and a friendly atmosphere. We've quite a few like that around Chichester. Many with well know chefs with award winning restaurants. Some do amazing food, and due to the location some specialise in locally caught sea food. The Crab and Lobster is one of the best a few miles from me. Their lobster thermodore (sp?) is amazing, as is their spiced crab. A bit expensive so we only go on special occasions, this year for our wedding anniversary in August.

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Tiago
7th December 2012, 17:27
I know what you mean, i do prefer them too, but i can apply that to local Portuguese bars/pubs.
The "Irish" Pubs we have here are in major cities, and they don't have much that atmosphere you talk, because they are not traditional here, they are something "outside", so you see a lot of tourists there, and foreign people living here go there a lot of times to see football maches from UK.
So they tend to be noisy.

Kin Hell
10th December 2012, 09:18
Guinness can only taste the way it does when made from the water that has filtered through Ireland's peat bogs.
Same goes for Tetley's beer. Unless it made from the water that filters through the heather covered North Yorkshire Moors, it just doesn't taste the same. Kinda makes traditional Ales a personal experience to the area you live in. Shoving it in cans or bottles & transporting it, is the same as Silicon in tits for me. :thumbsdown2: