Despite the sub-zero temperatures we hit the town last night for beer and curry. For once I remembered my camera so I thought I'd share my favourite kind of night out.
Titanic Pale Ale at the Black Country Arms, accessorised by Barry M nail varnish and a stack of jewellery
We love our locally brewed real ale and at £2.50 a pint it beats imported lager hands down in both taste and price.
Traditional Black Country pork scratchings for the carnivores in the party (that's everyone but me).
Give us a proper boozer over a poncey wine bar any day of the week.
A traditional visit to the monstrous 24 hour Asda for cheap booze, our favourite curry house isn't licenced.
Do you like Jon's oxblood brogues? I paid 50p for them at last week's jumble sale and he's hardly taken them off since. The 1960's sheepskin was 50p from a car boot sale in the summer. Don't say I don't spoil my man!
We went retro and plumped for Mateus Rose, on offer for mere £3.59 a bottle. No point in wasting our cash on posh plonk, a pleb like me wouldn't know the difference anyway.
Liz was better prepared and brought her own from home.
Ready for an Indian wedding, a house we passed on our walk to the curry house.
Caldmore Balti House (us locals pronounce "Caldmore" as "Karma" and have done for hundreds of years).
Jon ponders the menu.
I had Gobi Bhaji (cauliflower curry with extra chilli)
Adrian had lamb tikka served on a bed of saag (spinach)
Jon and Liz went for Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi
Mmmmmm....peshwari nan (tandoori bread with coconut and dried fruit)
Gujarti spiced chips always put a smile on Jon's face......