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 00:02 »
RT @carolinaaron :
@carolinaaron : @WDBarr1 @votevets The current SECNAV is “acting” because the previous SECNAV resigned over the Gallagher pardon.… .https://t.co/IcfIfH2bfE
  • 10
Today at 00:01 »
In November you will have a choice. Four more years of foul-ups by Trump and his family, putting themselves before…
@votevets : Retired Navy Captain Larry Seaquist is not mincing words, in support of Captain Brett Crozier, who was just relieve… .https://t.co/LiBtLHSkuF
  • 1
Yesterday at 20:36 »
@ScrtDrugAddict @NevilleSouthall @fatalvalerie Only if they are used for someone else 'only and solely'. 🤔😏😷
Yesterday at 14:19 »
RT @MtMan85555381 :
@MtMan85555381 : #KushnerIsAnIdiotYes, Sir! I did put Jared in charge! .https://t.co/T7Gp9ISJhf
  • 344
Yesterday at 13:32 »
RT @ShruggedAslef :
  • 1
Yesterday at 13:27 »
@geofftech @RAIL @TfL Re-added. I'm old enough to remember when they were on there (partially, anyway)