Hello 2017

I am not really sure why I am writing this post but it feels like the first post of the year should be a proper one.  A formal one to mark the start of a new bunch of 365 days.   Like using your neatest handwriting and only underlining with a ruler on the first

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Ginmas Week 5

  Week 5 of #Ginmas is now done and I have to say that at the beginning I really wasn’t sure if I would manage to post a gin a day for a whole month.  To be organised enough that every day at 6pm I would have a photo of each gin and a little

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Ginmas Week 4

Another week and another week of gins!  All of the above are the gins I shared during week 4 of #Ginmas over on social media (my month of gins, one a day for the whole of December) but wanted to record them all here too.   If you want to hunt them down then do

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Ginmas Week 3

So apologies for this post being a day late.  Should have had it up yesterday but <insert long list of pathetic excuses involving a to do list longer than your arm and a five hour lunch with a client> …. Another week of seven different gins.  Eek!  I wasn’t sure this would actually work and

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#ChristmasJumperDay

If you are on social media today it won’t have escaped your attention that today is Christmas Jumper Day.  Everybody is encouraged to wear their silliest, tackiest, most ridiculous Christmas jumper today, and to donate just a couple of quid to Save The Children.  Of course larger donations are always welcomed but £2 can really

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Ginmas Week 2

  Well there have been another seven gins sampled since the last post and it has been a real voyage of discovery and actually also of geography. This week we have been all over the place, from Menorca to Yorkshire to Spain to Scotland and I have loved finding out a little bit more about

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In defence of Christmas being just a week

  No sooner has the August bank holiday weekend gone then shops start creeping in their Christmas ranges.  Then from mid November onwards you cannot move for Christmas products everywhere you look.  Every magazine has Christmas supplements or pull outs.  There are tins of sweets stacked ten high, four columns wide.   Yards of Jaffa cakes,

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