After a few beers the other night we ended up going to a late bar that's just reopened. In there were ourselves, a couple having an argument, getting over it and getting coupley on the couch, and the staff and owner. This place had a pool table, so we basically spent two hours drinking and playing pool. To be honest I had completely forgotten how much I enjoy playing pool (the English kind with red and yellow balls.) The people I was playing with were mildly entertained by how "good" I was. When really I just about know how to hold a cue, while they're completely awful. There's a much bigger snooker scene here compared to pool. Pool is seen as a pub game while snooker is the serious endeavour. I was looking at a few club sites and there's a place in the city that has a few snooker and pool tables, so I'm going to give them a call today. What's also pretty amusing is that they charge less for an hour on a table than a local "entertainment" pub charges for half an hour off peak. What's even more encouraging is that if you want to get lessons they're ridiculously cheap. I've seen the best guy in the country, qualified to an international level and able to teach professionals charging €20. I've been through plenty of hobbies, but assuming I don't have to buy a cue for myself €6 an hour seems like good value.