The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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The Princess Phenomenon
So after the big success of Beauty and The Beast my...
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The Girls of Downton Abbey
I've almost finished season four of Downton Abbey and Dame...
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Travel and Terror
So in one week we'll be flying into London.  Just...
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Carved curves
When my old dad tutored me in the ways of...
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St. Patrick's Day – 2013
So this Sunday is St. Patrick's Day. I'm not sure...
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Sweet 16
Just 16 days before I board my plane. I'm glad...
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A Fallen Hero?
No I'm not talking about The Consul - he is...
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When Less Is Something
So if you are one of the 2.5 avid readers...
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Reepham and weep
Well, if you wanted to name a beer county I...
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Those Fuckers.
As many of you know I have a fondness for...
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Breaking the Record.
Bijou it was not. A tatty farmhouse where the bar...
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Recent Posts

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 …