The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

Everybody’s on ToTP
Well we were lucky to be born into the golden...
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I Really Like Christmas
So we are nearly there for 2017, and my new...
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Crawling around.
The Punch Bowl looked inviting: not too busy, a good...
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Green beer
Now, I was chatting in the bogs with Frenchie again....
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Jesurrection
So, this geezer breezes down my road looking for all...
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Two Beauties Were Lost
So when they cancelled Boss not only did we will...
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Drink Licensing Laws
I remember fondly the year 1989 when the Government changed...
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Fair Wine
Now Max is a man of the people. That is...
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My Mother's Resolutions
No one mentions family these days. Except Max when he's...
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Wine? Forgetaboutit!
I know the Consul can handle drinking wine by the...
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Ye Olde Beer Fridge
After some of my recent posts I thought I'd stick...
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Recent Posts

Happy New Year!

You know things are going South when black and white photos are involved: St Nick If you ever wonder  what keeps this blog going with the two winning bloggers like The Consul and myself?  For me it is mostly cleavage and for The Consul mostly beer. And I think we …

St Nick

End of the year. Pause and reflect. These we have loved, and lost. Those who died in 2018 include Aretha and Pete Shelley from music, John Hurt and Bernardo Bertolucci from film. But one other death is more significant for me. Who is the best British film director? Lean, Powell, …

Best Xmas Songs No.3

Merry Christmas, your arse. Yes, a little tale of fairies from Shane and Kirsty has replaced Bing’s White Christmas and Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody as the world’s favourite seasonal track, beautifully expressing how we feel about each other at this time of year. You’re a bum You’re a punk You’re …

Pete’s Gone, Joe’s Gone, David’s gone … But Keef is still going strong!

It was sad to see that the relatively young man Pete Shelley left us: Most musical of mourners, weep again! There seems to be no rhyme or reason when these icons drop and good old Keith Richards, who has looked dead for 20 years at least is till trucking along.  …

Me and Mrs Jones

Great song. Great generation. That’s what I’m talking about. The men and women after the baby boomers are apparently known as generation Jones. ‘Generation Jones has rejected the optimism and trust in governments of those born immediately after the war but has yet to endorse the cynicism and selfishness of …

Too Much Blood?

Any reasonably astute reader of this blog will know that we have great affection and admiration for Dylan’s masterpiece: Blood on the Tracks.  But one has to question if maybe the master has gone too far with his latest release: Volume 14 of the Bootleg Series, More Blood More Tracks. …

Happiness

I felt the happiness growing from within as soon as I saw that smile … Guess who just got back today Such a shame Kentucky no longer posts here, this blog could really do with an injection of his dry wit, beer insight, and large horn.  I hope we see …

Bite me

Blimey O’Reilly there’s hope for us all. Max is enjoying Howards End and all’s right with the world. Meanwhile, let’s talk about sweets. Not, desserts (in Howards End they eat at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand to enjoy old English fare  but then lunch at Mr. Eustace Miles’s restaurant, which specialises in meatless, nutritious …