A hoppy home is a happy home

As a long-term renter, I sometimes think about what I would do if I owned my own place. Then I realize that all this gallivanting around, going to awesome places and doing awesome things means I’m too busy to even look for a house, let alone pack up all my stuff and move over there! But what if….

I could make light shades from beer kegs like they did at the Hare & Hounds in Brighton…

Chand-a-beer (OK I'll think of a better name)

Chand-a-beer (OK I’ll think of a better name)

Or I could put all those empty bottles to good use and run a rope light behind them like at the American Beer Temple, Amsterdam…

Put off the walk of shame to the recycling bin for a while

Put off the walk of shame to the recycling bin for a while

Maybe instead of taps in the bathroom I can have beer taps like at Brouwerij de Proeflokaal in Amsterdam…

Just water in these sadly

Just water in these sadly

Of course I’d want to continue the theme outdoors. Maybe I’d wheel out the bicycle bar in the summer time like they do at the Velo Cafe, Brighton?

My kind of bike!

My kind of bike!

And who needs boring gardening when you can construct low-maintenance plants from glass bottles like on this house-boat in Amsterdam…

Feeling slightly Christmassy!

Feeling slightly Christmassy!

And, on the Christmassy theme, here’s a beery decoration I made…

Beery Christmas!

Beery Christmas!

And finally, is there anything else you can do with all those bottle caps…?

Get drinking!

Get drinking!

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Bierebelle on a bike

Hello and welcome to my new-look blog! You’ll notice I am no longer simply ‘Bierebelle’ but ‘Bierebelle…on a bike.’ Following in the tire prints of the lovely chappies at Hop On The Bike, I have decided to combine my love for beer and bicycles and take my blog in a whole new direction.

At the time I started writing as Bierebelle I was relatively new to the world of beer. I was dazzled by the enormous and never-ending variety and wanted to write about every beer I laid my paws on but it eventually became a bit of a chore. Being completely spoilt by having one of the greatest off-licences in the world, Bitter Virtue, round the corner and a partner who frequently travels for work to some of the great beery cities of Europe, I seldom drink the same beer twice anymore. The beer scene is more exciting and vibrant today than it ever has been so, whilst I might drink a vast variety, the majority of what I drink is of a high standard. Yet despite my love of beer I was loosing motivation to write about it. But I’m a girl who loves to write. What do I have to share?

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll know that beer isn’t my only love beginning with a ‘b;’ I also spend a hell of a lot of time on a bicycle and why not? Beer and bicycles are two of the best things ever; through both of these interests I’ve met so many awesome people and been on so many adventures. There’s so much more to come so I don’t think I’m done with this blog just yet. Will there be beer? Helles yeah! Will there be bikes? Definitely! Will I be sharing awesome adventures? You can count on it!

 

OK not beer and not a bike  (actually it's spinning class at the gym - you get the idea!)

OK not beer and not a bike (actually it’s spinning class at the gym – you get the idea!)