Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Cotton Thief



Dave Brown preparing cocktails

Last night we went for drinks at a local bar called The Cotton Thief.  I love the atmosphere in this small, dark and dingy bar (the lighting is very flattering).  Rusty pots and pans hang overhead and one wall is adorned with a painting of clothes hanging on a line.  The owner, Dave Brown, is proud of his convict heritage.  In 1821 his great, great, great grandfather was shipped off to New South Wales from England after stealing garments off the washing line of a London housewife.  He was the Cotton Thief.


The bar is noisy and popular with the young and trendy in Cremorne (we were accompanied by two young and trendy friends so they did let Paul and me in).  They have a huge range of cocktails but after previously making the mistake of ordering a martini that nearly blew our heads off we played safe with a chilled glass of Prosecco.  Several drinks later we staggered back down the road to the Sushi Train.  A decadent evening out.  Tonight I'm staying in with whisky, chocolate, film and my very own Cookie Thief - Buddy!

eclectic bar decor (or in Paul's words "What the ....")




17 comments:

  1. After your sejour in the backwoods, you sound like you've been let loose in a chocolate factory. Sushi, Noodles, Cocktail bars; all memories from my distant past. Lucky you.

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    1. I'm a little bit out of my comfort zone.

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  2. How they goin' to keep you down on the farm after you've tasted Sydnee?

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    1. Just a brief interlude. I couldn't keep up with this pace all the time.

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  3. As Dave Brown's ancestor was a lingerie thief, I hope you checked your change. Some character traits are deeply embedded in our DNA.

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    1. I never carry any money.

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    2. Surely you can give Sue some "housekeeping money" Paul? Modern women require at least a semblance of independence.

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  4. I like Prosecco, Sue; wine from my region.
    Greetings Maria x

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  5. Just like a pub should be. Fans you being deported for such a minor crime.

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    1. Well that didn't make sense! It was meant to say fancy being deported for such a minor crime.

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    2. Minor crimes such as stealing items worth more than 1 shilling (about a day’s wages for a working person), cutting down a tree in an orchard or stealing livestock were punishable by transportation.

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    1. He's having a bit of a ceilidh with TS at the moment.

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    2. Yes but that is nothing new. I thought he would be here for solace.

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