I was about to sit down and compose a Theme Thursday post last night when I was unexpectedly invited out for a pint by The Lad and his girlfriend. Anything in a contest with a trip to the pub is always going to come off second-best in my book, so I abandoned my plan to do a Theme Thursday post and decided to embrace serendipity and put together a post for my "Pint of Best" blog instead. The pub in question was The Slubbers' Arms in Huddersfield and from what I knew of the place it was a prime candidate for my Great Yorkshire Pubs series. Theme Thursdays' loss would be Great Yorkshire Pubs' gain. So off we went : met some very nice people, visited a very distinctive pub, drank some very decent beer - and I came home determined to put a beer-stained post together. But the beer began to work its' magic : tiredness supplanted creativity and all I managed to produce was a rough draft of a post.
In the cold and sober light of a Theme Thursday morning I looked at the notes scribbled on a blank file card. I looked at the subject of the weeks' theme Thursday which just happens to be "draft". I remembered with fondness the smooth power of the draught Timothy Taylor Landlord I consumed last night (for my American readers that is draft Timothy Taylor Landlord). And everything just seemed to fit together. As the wise man once said : if you are lucky enough to meet Serendipity on the road to Huddersfield, embrace her.