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This Whisky Tastes Like **ss!

Ken Fitlike brings me news of an exciting new whisky . I do wonder what all the fuss is about mind you.

Anyone who has tasted the Co-op’s five year old own brand blend will have more than a working knowledge of what this stuff will taste like.


I’m Addicted!

Now and Zen

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbours exclaimed. “Maybe,” replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbours again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “Maybe,” answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “Maybe,” said the farmer.

From My Canadian Correspondent (2)

This comes from Toronto Tam who undertook an Odyssey around the USA recently.

This comes from his stop in Chicago:

Here are few photos of our recent trip, we ended it with a couple of days in Chicago. A few are of Buddy Guy’s “Legends” in the new location. You can see from the wall inlay that it was formerly a masonic temple, it still has the black and white checked floor inside. The band in the photos was taken later that same night in a bar called “Kingston Mines” It was the strangest but great setup I have ever seen. This band played a 90 minute set and then everyone leaves that side of the club, relocates next door where another stage is already set up and the second band plays for 90 minutes. As you guessed, when they finish, we all moved back to the first room to watch the first band complete their second set and it repeats once more. Have you ever seen anyplace like that before? If you could not be bothered moving, you can stay in one spot as they have excellent closed circuit on big flat screen tv’s. The guitarist with the wee striped wooly bunnet told me that he had played in Scotland at a blues festival. Although it says Eric Davis above the stage, it was not him playing as he was off on a gig in Vegas. These guys were really good.

Toronto Tam "soaks up" the atmosphere!

From My Canadian Correspondent (1)

This is from Southfield Drive a blogger from Ontario (now added to my blogroll) who published this fantastic photo of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird in his garden where he’d set up some feeders to attract them.