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Putney Embankment January 2015

January 25th 2015


Almost Dry January

I am not sure that Mary and I set a very good example to our children when it comes to New Year's resolutions.  Dry January did at least last longer than the average, according to the newspapers, of seventeen days but I think that was the problem; we had to celebrate this achievement by having a glass (or two) of bubbly, although we did manage to hang on for a few more days until the twenty-first.  And tonight, of course, the Haggis has to be addressed properly with a glass (or two) of single malt; it would be rude not to do so.

Dry January cartoon by Adam Singleton


The cartoon is by Adam Singleton, one of the several excellent artists employed by the Spectator






The photo is from an early walk this morning along Putney embankment.  I had hoped to catch Alastair coxing one of the Thames Rowing Club eights but, by the time I arrived, the boat was already up beyond Mortlake and it was too chilly to wait around.



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