The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

We Were There
We were there when the Wars of the Roses were...
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The Belle of The Ball
The Consul led us all the way with Emma Watson and...
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Time to be a Man
So I realized this week that over the last ten...
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A Wonderful Brew!
So I'm back from my amazing long weekend in the...
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Easy Posting
There are many reasons I like it when the Consul...
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Four Musketeers
Max, Jewson, Rook and I used to list our favourite...
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Another Rachel
We all know that The Consul has first dibs on...
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Forever Young
Even if the Drinking Man is dead I still enjoy...
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The Beer Gut Myth
I always appreciate it when The Consul can keep off...
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Recent Posts

K2

It was forty years ago this month we went to Knebworth. Back of an open top van; freezing on the way home. But it was Zeppelin and it was great! Where did the time go….  

Hill to die on

So, I just got back from Oz and had to register my disgust at this advertisement. Kentucky told me a while back about this terrible new trend: fooling the lager drinker into buying a beer. But pity the poor unsuspecting ale drinker who orders this piss expecting a real drink. …

Johann Nepomuk Hummel, chattin’ away 19 and a dozen with his mates down at the pub every evening 1836; 1837, nothing

Here we are again with action from Max. If you recall I’ve been forced to limit my postings to once a month due to “Contractual Obligations.”  But they are not all a bad thing and there are a surprising number of great songs and skits are on Monty Python’s Contractual …

Timestamp

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch …

Great Date

Yes, well, it’s personal. For me the greatest date in history is the night Van Morrison payed the Filmore. It was on my 8th birthday at the beginning of the greatest decade in history. I couldn’t be there, but I can listen to the concert on the greatest night right …

Five Perfect Pubs 4

Something more traditional once more. Well let’s head to the Swan at Swinbrook. Everything you could possibly want. A wonderful beer garden with bantams wandering free. Their own vegetable patch where the food ingredients hail from. A view from the bridge over the river, with tables for al fresco drinking! …

The Joy of LIfe

Just over a year ago I posted about: Dead Shark Syndrome And I was reminded of this just last week.  My daughter turned 22 last Thursday and she drove 200 miles from college with 6 of her friends to visit Austin just for the night.  I showed them a few …