David Bell, the British Chief Inspector of Schools,
So how come George W’s oracy has declined now he’s no longer a boozer? Mr Bell thinks that the answer to the problem lies in more state intervention in the parent-child relationship. I would suggest the opposite, that inter-generational understanding and trust has been destroyed in the last 50-odd years by the state’s success in dramatically reducing juvenile alcoholism while failing to make much headway with Ma and Pa. So here, for you to drink with your toddlers and household beasts on this wickedly hot day, is a wonderful quasi-sangria concoction:
2 cups red wine
1 cup water
1 cup lemon juice
4 tbsp sugar
Any soft fruit you’ve got lying around
Mix the ingredients, chill, serve with ice.
Once you’ve drunk it all, try some of these Turkish tongue-twisters.
- Only sensible use for cheap red wine at 30C+
Mrs Casas says mix 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup water, 2 cups red (Murcian renal, for example), 1 wedged peach,
- Vote UKIP in the May European elections!
The Spanish nationalisation of sangría, a great British invention, is the last straw.
- British national branding
I think Stephen Moss is wrong to suggest that the British have only recently become patriotic–I think they probably always were
- Turkish Jews in Westerbork transit camp
In early November 1943 a contingent of Turkish, Spanish, Romanian, Italian and South American Jews arrived in Westerbork. The popular journalist
- In praise of oranges
A First World War letter from a Palestinian orange grove, an orange (lower case) song, and this winter’s favourite orange cake