The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

Frenchie's Tart
The other day, I was in The Swan enjoying a...
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Fuller’s London Pride
In my sad trip to Specs today I did pick-up...
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The Final Leg
So when this year began I had a number of...
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Signs of the Times 6
Well, you could knock 7 shades of eight bells of...
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The Hobbit delivers
So I went to see the Hobbit today with my...
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A Little Too White?
Even though I thought I had done enough featuring Grace...
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Let’s make it a good one…
... without any tears. Unless they're of laughter. I posted...
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The Ginger Man
Last night was one of those rare occasions where I...
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Auld Spot Syne
'Tis the season to stuff yourself like a pig and...
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Recent Posts

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 …