AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2008-12-26 - 20:39:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: Memories |

Although it really shouldn't be season-specific, I associate the end of the year with a nice Stilton and a glass or two of proper Port. I started on the Stilton while I was out of town visiting, but now I'm back in London I was about to spoon out another piece when disaster struck! No Port!

Sorting through my drinks cupboard led to plenty of Cognac, Whisky ( Laphroaig, Scapa, and 'visitor'), Rums, Vodkas and liqueurs, but Port was obvious by its absence.

With great relief, however, a visit to the wine racks in the hall presented me with a bottle of white Port and an unopened Tawny Superior, Quinta do Infantado, which I must have put there after my last visit to Lisbon, which means it has spent quite some time in bottle – about nine years in fact! Anyway, with Port and Stilton alongside my chair, and a movie showing on the television, I shall now take my leave of you …



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Today at 10:39 »
@tom_a_r_johnson @trisha_gee @DaliaShea Either 15 or 16 would be better than 11.
Today at 10:38 »
Should happen on mainland UK too. Electric high-speed rail makes much more sense. #HS2
@Reuters : French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights https://t.co/GH0YbZuW9V
Today at 10:36 »
@trisha_gee @tom_a_r_johnson @DaliaShea Where an lts is only one or two steps behind it's logical to use the lts, b…
Today at 10:26 »
@Penteana I'll guarantee though that the right-wing press will say nothing but praise about Johnson missing but att…
Today at 9:45 »
RT @RiksRedGuard :
@BarryWxm: Anybody remember 8 days mourning for: Aberfan Dunblane Tube Bombing Grenfell Thought not me neither 🤔
  • 9
Today at 08:56 »
@jonworth @driverbod125 When I interrailed in 1979 and 80 we tended to use Paris as a hub — overnight in for the da…
Today at 08:53 »
@HjRobins @AbbyLostInThot @beatronic_ @owenblacker @Jessiethelion Yup, as I remember from getting my Chemistry A le…