The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

The Blondes (?) are back!
I posted last week about the lack of blondes and...
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Crawl
Now, Max is the man with the magic. There are...
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More Signs of the Times 3
And then my favourite. This 'sign', well, ok, wall poster/picture....
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Great Music – The New Pornographers
I've posted one of The New Pornographers songs before and was...
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Nick Lowe and His Sound
Sometimes I think The Consul and I live in parallel...
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Five Perfect Pubs 4
Something more traditional once more. Well let's head to the...
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20 + 10 + 20 = 50
So I'm coming up to 50. The first 20 years...
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Too Much Sarah? Not at Christmas!
So I find myself repeatedly watching the youtube videos of...
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Recent Posts

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 …

The Consul is Dead

‘Whatever people say I am, that’s what I am not.’ So said Albert Finney (RiP) long before the Arctic Numpties (fastest ever selling British debut album) in his breakthrough role in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. He also made Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich, Two for the Road, The Dresser, Miller’s …

The Early Days In Ten Drinks – 09 – Jameson Irish Whiskey

The penultimate phase in my early drinking days was very much Kentucky’s idea, as they so often were when it came to drinking. He would float an idea, and like a rabid dog I’d go for it. This is how we ended up withe Jameson Whiskey chasers. The madness is …