Food and drink


BOUGHT a couple of bottles of alcohol-free wine. One a bubbly, the other labelled as a Merlot. Friends and dearly beloveds familiar with my past indiscretions might be worried about my sanity on hearing this news. Wondering if this statement is another piece of  fiction. Or whether years of running have finally taken their toll. But such fears and suppositions are mostly way off track. Certainly my booze consumption is these days much reduced from what once would be the norm. Something to do with changing tastes and habits as the years tick by. Another  inevitable consequence of ageing. However,… Continue reading

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An uncrowded beach, family-run inns and guesthouses, fishing boats and genuine local cuisine: a place familiar to millions but unrecognisable in this postcard of Lloret de Mar in the 1950s. MEMORIES continue to be stirred as I return to flicking through those old postcards about which I wrote some time back. And this time there were none of  the earlier struggles of recollection when I gazed at the next two postcards in my time-worn pile. So much to remember here. So many highs. Such a crush of never-to-be-forgotten places, people, events and incidents enjoyed in a couple of weeks. And… Continue reading