Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Whisky

I love whisky. After red wine I would say it is my favourite tipple. As far as favourite whiskys go I have always had a fondness for those produced on Islay, specifically Laphroaig.

As it is Christmas I like to make sure I am well stocked with this most excellent of drinks, and instead of my normal 10 year old Laphroaig Quater Cask I like to indulge myself.

This year have have bought a bottle of 16 year old Bowmore.

I am so happy with this choice. I opened the bottle when I got home just to have a smell and it was wonderful. You can smell fruit cake or raisins or something similar and just the smell makes you feel warm inside. Even Victoria, who does not like whisky, loved the smell. I know it is my Christmas whisky but I could not resist having just a small glass and the taste is just as good as the smell promised. It sends a warmth around your whole body and is exactly why I love Islay whiskys.

People are either whisky fans or not, and I consider someone who drinks whisky with a mixer to not be a whisky fan. :-) If you do like whisky and have not tried this particular bottle I can highly recommend it. It is packed full of flavour and due to it's fruit cake like credentials is perfect for Christmas!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Work Christmas Party

Last night was my work Christmas party. We started in the pub followed by a meal at the local Novatel and then finished the night at the Leadmill as is the tradition for this occasion.

I got very drunk. I appear to have consumed far too much beer and I now have a very poorly head.

Oh well, it was all good fun and I had a great time. There are photos here.

I would write more on this great evening but I really do feel too ill. The only thing keeping me going is the thought that David (pictured above) will also be feeling just as ill. :-)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Alice Has The Pox!

Alice has the chicken pox!

We have been wanting this to happen for a while now just to get it out of the way but it is still heart breaking to see her covered in red spots. She has them all over, including around the eyes and one on her bum. Just to make things really bad this morning we have found one on her sucking thumb. No comfort there!!!

It is good however that she has it now. I was 22 when I got chicken pox and it floored me for 3 weeks. Apparently it gets worse when you are older. At least Alice feels OK in herself, she just looks really ill. I know that she is OK as this morning as I was leaving for work she challenged me to a face pulling competition and then declared me the winner before I had even pulled a face. :-)

Let's hope she gets better soon.

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