So, to prepare for Max’s visit, I had to go on holiday. A relaxing 7 days in the sun. The drinking was good. A little more sophisticated than usual, with more pale amber drinks, as you can see. The nutty brown ales were shelved for reliable lagers (spit), and the fruit based drinks for the lady were much in evidence. And the drinking was good. A bright holiday world of cocktail bars, and open seaviews, and picture windows. Yes, yes. But the drinking was good.