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Fennie’s birthday

Fennie I am so sorry that my birthday wishes are so belated. I was very occupied yesterday and never got round to my iPad! Anyway, happy belated birthday or perhaps I should say, best wishes for the year ahead.
As for years ahead - we none of us know what is round the next corner, so we must try to enjoy each day/year as it comes. I have always said I wanted to live to 100 but now I am more sensible. I would still like to do so, but only if my quality of life is reasonably good!
I used to drink the strongest gin I could get - pilot son-in-law still brings back bottles from abroad that are much stronger than here but now I don’t like that, my liver having been damaged by years of drinking it. Luckily, it mends, so my regime of 1 gin 3 nights a week (a weak one) has helped it, I believe. I drink Seedlip Garden on the other nights.
Gin in first, then a slice of lime, gently squeezed, then 2 cubes of ice and topped up with a tin of (diet) Schweppes tonic.

Posted at 10th May 2019 - 09:28AM   Posted by Withy Brook   Fennie’s birthday Comments: 8

Faith's Avatar Happy Belated Birthday wishes from me too, Fennie - sorry I don't think I was on the Coo yesterday.

Hope you had a great day and many happy returns as Withy says for the years ahead.

I like a gin too Withy - but I only drink rarely. We have Silent Pool gin as we live nearby.

Cheers Fennie!

Posted by: Faith on 10th May 2019 at 09:43AM

Camilla's Avatar I love the taste of Gin but always seem to feel depressed afterwards not sure why this drink affects me in this way.

Hope you got to indulge with delicacies yesterday on your birthday Fennie and you had a good day.

Posted by: Camilla on 10th May 2019 at 10:35AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I can only remember once having a tipple of homemade sloe gin at Christmas, otherwise I've never tasted the stuff.
I've never been much of a spirit drinker, probably works out about one bRandy a decade.Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 10th May 2019 at 10:58AM

Fennie's Avatar Withy, thanks so much. You are a great guide towards the terrors of the future and should I be inclined to feel ancient I hear you whispering in my ear that I am not ancient at all and should just brace up! Glad to hear that you like gin too, although to be truthful it isn't the gin so much as the tonic I like and I can't stand those awful (to me) flavoured gins that just taste of compost. I had some non-alchoholic gin a few months back and that was the worst thing in the world. But you need the gin to give the drink a kick. To stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood as Hank the Cinq might say.
Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 10th May 2019 at 11:06AM

Fennie's Avatar Hallo Faith and thanks for the birthday wishes. Don't worry about the date, I always feel that Eeeyore (After all what are birthdays - here today and gone tomorrow) was wrong. Birthdays should be an extended few days of friends and family, of early wishes and late wishes and of revels. We are such stuff as dreams are made of - so come and join the party. Do you remember when at your instigation we staged a TeddyBears' picnic - that was fun. But then we grew up: too many birthdays I suppose. Laughing

Posted by: Fennie on 10th May 2019 at 11:10AM

Fennie's Avatar The problem Camilla is that either you do not drink enough of it, or that the tonic is flat, perhaps caused by putting the lemon in last and not first. But if the problem persists you could try taking some St John's Wort before you start.

Also you need to be relaxing and sitting in the sun, the day's chores taken care of, your feet up and with some little intercontinental diversion to remind you of another world. Or you could just stick to champagne. Laughing

Posted by: Fennie on 10th May 2019 at 11:15AM

Fennie's Avatar I have never been able to take undiluted spirits either, perhaps since swallowing a pipette full of neat alcohol by accident when I worked in a biochemical lab. But when the spirit is diluted it is no stronger than wine and maybe even diluted wine. But I suggest now as part of your continuing education you and your OH sit down with some gin and some tonic - the tonic is good for combating malaria which comes ever closer as climate change warms us up - and have a practice with lots of dilution and bubbles. Afterwards you will be able to take Muriel and sing for the passing dolphins and orcas who will hold their heads out of the water by your window and bang their tails on the water for delight. Laughing

Posted by: Fennie on 10th May 2019 at 11:21AM

Camilla's Avatar That's true Fennie I don't drink enough of itVery Happy I like the way my Grandson made if for me last year, Pink Gin, Rhubarb, Strawberries, yummy yum, it's a cocktail don't you know.Very Happy Trouble is Fennie I hardly get time to relax.. I need a holiday.!

Posted by: Camilla on 12th May 2019 at 05:57PM

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