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    Excellent. Short punchy dialogue. Loved...

    Excellent.

    Short punchy dialogue.

    Loved especially the bit about Pam's fingers.

    The last paragraph was a gem in its perception.

    Your style buddy is getting a bit more incisive & its...
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    Thats because you are an old romantic buddy. ...

    Thats because you are an old romantic buddy.

    Take care.
    M.
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    Chapter 5. Rum. I suppose I received my...

    Chapter 5. Rum.

    I suppose I received my initial education in rum in one of the Mecca’s of that spirit, namely Jamaica. Purely by accident actually. I had at the time wanted to escape an English...
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    Hi Sancho I agree with your observation of...

    Hi Sancho

    I agree with your observation of Canadian / American treatments of each other; but with one exception. Americans working overseas I found are akin "frontier" Americans; the type you want...
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    Chapter 4. Our Canadian Cousins. I worked for...

    Chapter 4. Our Canadian Cousins.

    I worked for two years in Fort McMurry in Alberta, on the Oilsands Complex. Never experienced cold like it, especially through the long dark winters. It was so...
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    Thanks Sancho. In fact you have just refreshed...

    Thanks Sancho.

    In fact you have just refreshed my memory of drinking with said members of the law in an unofficial police bar in Montego Bay. Yet another chapter!!!!

    Take care. Bail in the post.
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    Chapter 3. Reflections. I was lucky enough in...

    Chapter 3. Reflections.

    I was lucky enough in my job to have to work and live in many locations worldwide. And drink there too.

    Some were a bit of a bummer. Saudi, where alcohol was forbidden...
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    Chapter 2. Shaken Not Stirred. Which brings...

    Chapter 2. Shaken Not Stirred.

    Which brings us with effortless ease to that jewel in the cocktail crown, the “Dry Martini.”

    Forget 007 for the moment. It is irreverent as to whether this...
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    Thanks buddy. All's well this end.

    Thanks buddy. All's well this end.
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    Cocktails At Noon.

    Cocktails At Noon.

    Chapter 1. Introduction.

    If you ever get into those old silver screen movies; and working on the assumption that the reader is not averse to the pros and cons of the...
  11. Thread: dreams?!

    by MANICHAEAN
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    Was the flying self levitation Tailor? I used to...

    Was the flying self levitation Tailor? I used to do that, (almost consciously!), in my dreams at an earlier age: but not now. I could even direct where I was to travel across continents.

    Recently,...
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    Thomas Carlyle "The French Revolution."

    If I wanted prose I invariably gravitated to Gibbon in "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire." But now in my estimation there is a new kid on the block; namely Thomas Carlyle's book " The French...
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    Interesting piece DATo, especially regards the...

    Interesting piece DATo, especially regards the films.

    One of the ones I have watched, (invariably tanked up) so many times, was "Schlinder's List." The book was good; but by Harry, what a...
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    Hang in there buddy. There must surely be a...

    Hang in there buddy.

    There must surely be a turning point.

    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Wimbledon.

    Thinking last night that there was damm all on the TV here in the UK, I chanced upon a Wimbledon tennis match between Harmony Tan & one of the greats, Serena Williams. Over three hours in one hell of...
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    Get well soon tailor. Family as well. There is...

    Get well soon tailor. Family as well.

    There is a new Omicron 5 or 6 ? going about at the moment which is apparently more virulent.

    But thanks for the heads up. I've had 4 shots, which has made...
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    Continuing on the food obsession theme on my...

    Continuing on the food obsession theme on my part, initiated by the Covid lockdown, I decided to read up a bit, regarding the historical context.

    Where better to start, than an aside on Greek...
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    I did in fact wonder Wolf why you were not on the...

    I did in fact wonder Wolf why you were not on the New Year's Honour's List. ��
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    This weekend in the UK has been an inane litany...

    This weekend in the UK has been an inane litany of celebrations over a four-day public holiday period to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. She has, I must admit, done a steadfast job, in...
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    Don't panic buddy, Its a prejudice you can...

    Don't panic buddy,

    Its a prejudice you can overcome !! :smile5:
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    Of course buddy. What's your favourite tipple in...

    Of course buddy. What's your favourite tipple in Brazil?
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    Long Covid Redemption.

    Long Covid Redemption.

    Suitably refreshed by two superb Negroni cocktails, (long glass, 2 ice cubes, equal measures of: Booth's gin, Campari & dry vermouth, and forget the shaken not stirred...
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    The latest contribution from the keyboard...

    The latest contribution from the keyboard warrior, "It's just my statement as Emperor of the World."

    Napoleon complex?
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    Basically insecure due to a limited vocabulary...

    Basically insecure due to a limited vocabulary and lack of a classical education.
    Tends to be confrontational in some things, and looking for recognition in others.
    Inability to digest what is...
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    The difference between reality and fiction? ...

    The difference between reality and fiction?

    Fiction has to make sense.
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