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The History of Wine
Wine is made from fermented fruit juice, usually, but not always, grapes, as we shall see.
Grapes ferment naturally due to the chemical balance inherent in the grape. There’s no need to add sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. It’s the yeast that absorbs the sugars in the grapes and converts them into alcohol. Therefore, it’s all in the grape since different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different types of wine. Red, white, rosé, champagne, fortified, for example. But I’m sure you wine buffs out there know much more... (more)
An old detective story
Keeping Your Eye on 'The Squirrel' ~ A certain Detective Chief Superintendent placed a notice on Force Orders to advertise for Detectives. The next morning his office was awash with applicants, all bright and many suitable. He made them all sit in a bigger room until he was certain everyone had arrived and then arranged them in rows and began to tell them a story and from this story he would judge who he would accept into the Detective ranks. “A certain farmer,” began the DCS, “was troubled with a red squirrel that got in through a hole in his barn, and stole his... (more)
For my family, and if you have someone fighting somewhere...for you...
Because I am a Soldier
~ I stood at the gate and watched him go; To fight for our country, to defeat the foe. She stood on the tarmac and waved away his flight; Shielded her tears until he was in the clouds, out of sight. A grandchild’s young voice, trembling and sad, said, ‘Daddy’s just gone to fight the bad.’ Medal ribbons, uniform, camouflage through and through. The flag on his battledress: red, white and blue. He’ll shoulder close to the Maple Leaf, Canada’s best in need of relief.... (more)
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In time the boy grew.
Actually, the boy grew to be a rebellious little devil in his teenage years. He was everyone’s pain in the bumblebee and people either loved him or hated him. Some people - actually, come to think about it - most people in the neighbourhood, crossed the road to avoid him.
He was always drinking, getting into trouble, and staying out late at night. Just being a nuisance in the neighbourhood. He had a bad name, come to think of it. Scrumping apples moved into stealing milk bottle from neighbour’s doorsteps and then using his catapult... (more)
Once Upon A Time
Some Years Ago
A Divided City
Once upon a time, there was a man who lived by the side of a river.
One day he drove to work in his car.
He took the same route to work every day.
Within the car, there was a clock.
But he could not hear the clock
Affixed beneath the car and secured by a metallic lock.
When one of the hands of the clock
Made contact with the firing pin, a flash from a battery... (more)
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It’ still party time. If you’re running out of ideas, try these cocktails.
2 measures of vodka
2 measures of pure orange juice
1 measure of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
3 measures of lemonade
Dissolve sugar, shake and strain into glass half filled with ice, add lemonade to taste
2 measures of gold tequila
½ measure of grenadine
4 measures of pure orange juice
Stir and strain orange and tequila into ice filled glasses, add grenadine allowing... (more)
The War on Christmas
Controversy continues to surround the celebration of Christmas and is unearthed in the perspectives apparent when examining government, media, advertising, and cultural issue both at home and abroad.
In recent times this has been restricted to concerns about Christmas themes such as Santa Claus and the giving of gifts as opposed to the real reason for the season professed by Christians, namely the birth of Jesus.
Current controversy is centred in western countries such as the United States, Canada and to a lesser extent the United Kingdom and... (more)
Brotherswater is often considered to be a tarn rather than a lake and is less than an hours drive from my home in Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. It’s set in the Lake District National Park and it’s one of those glorious jewels tourists drive by every day.... And occasionally miss.
The lake used to be called Broad Water but ‘Lakeland’ rumour has it that in 1783 two brothers drowned there whilst ice-skating and it was renamed Brotherswater. It is the smallest of our English Lakes measuring half a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide. Its depth is about 68 feet... (more)