Writing about Cooking With Fernet Branca and coming across a book called Highballs For Breakfast : The very best of P. G. Wodehouse on the joys of a good stiff drink (Richard D. Kelly, ed.) made Gert think about memorable drink scenes. Continue reading The demon drink
Gert was delighted to see that Nan Shepherd is on the new Scottish £5 note.
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Eunoia is the shortest word in the English language to contain all the vowels. It is also the title of a delightful book of verbal games written by Christian Bok.
Continue reading I bitch, I kibitz….
Gert has long considered writing a book called My Horrible Father. It is a venerable genre stretching back at least to the Old Testament God. Then there are many horrible fathers in fairy tales who lock their children up, abandon them or sell them.
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