Thursday, 9 March 2017
Nothing happened today except the sun shone.
Just imagine, sun and blue sky, daffodils reflecting the sun while they wave in the wind, seagulls bothering folks in the park while they chase food scraps (seagulls not the people), and another inkling of Spring in the air.
However I did nothing.
I do that very well.
This afternoon however was taken up wandering through the shops to find a gift card for my great niece. If only 'Poundland' did them! I finally found one (Primark) that would suit an 18 year old though I believe booze was on her list also. Whether it was on her list or her mothers who informed me of this I am unsure but these folks don't behave in the seemly manner in which I spent my youth.
Having said that I am reminded of the (near empty) bottle of Armagnac Brandy that has been lying about for a year or two. I thought I had better ensure it was fit for purpose and indeed it is! Such smooth brandy has never before bee invented. How lovely this stuff is. How low the level in the bottle...now.
During the Great War General Haig, then the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army was being constantly pestered by General Joffre the avuncular French top man. He would arrive at Haig's door blustering about the situation and demanding action in a near hysterical demeanour. Haig, though from the 'Haig whisky' family, rarely drank much but when confronted by a demanding Joffre would reach for his best Brandy and supply copious amounts to the eager General. By the time Joffre headed for his car he had agreed in principle to everything Haig required.
I might try this with some folks I know...