“Virginity is an overrated virtue”

Granddad’s Armistice in letters and recollections. Glimpses ante hoc of Cameronians & Royal Scots (52nd Division) in the Eastern Mediterranean and on the Somme; of ambulance trains in Northern France; of 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment (11th Division) during the terminal Hundred Days Offensive to Mons, Belgium; and post hoc of base hospitals, influenza, and an exchange with one Wolfram Sterry regarding his brother Karl. Introducing Kandy the Maltese terrier.

No early photos so far from the steel boxes, so here's grandpa with grandma at Winchester Cathedral in 1972.

In praise of British arse

How amiably drunken shagfests could resolve the burka problem in a manner acceptable to freedom-loving readers of this blog.

Win a 13 Litre Jug of Margarita Cocktail at Pippermint Bar!

From this month’s Barcelona Connect: Win a 13 Litre Jug of Margarita Cocktail at Pippermint Bar! Probably the biggest jug of cocktail in the city, and certainly not one to be tackled without a good group of friends! Pippermint offers a delicious variety of cocktails, plus student night on Thursdays, and you can catch the…

Monkey anis

Mona: (I once met a Tangier man who claimed to own a Barbary ape called Lisa, but let’s not go there, or here either.) Copywriters have moved on since Darwin was alleged to have said, “It’s the best, science says so and I’m not lying”: I use the sweet version of Anis del Mono in…