Mind you, an event today could change all that. There was a knock on the door from my neighbour to say that something had been left for me while I was out. If you cast your mind back a month or so you may recall a recent visit to Middleton Hall wherein I sang the praises of a particular bottled beer that was on sale there? Well a couple of my regulars (who I wont name to save embarrassment) had been over there and totally unexpectedly brought me another bottle back - what a lovely thing to do!
Ten years of blogging Wildlife and not even a duck, three or four postings about beer and a lovely bottle of Fruit Porter to add to my Christmas cellar! I have really been going about this the wrong way I can tell, so next week I intend to start a series of postings about single Malt Whiskies from defunct Scottish distilleries if anyone is interested?
(If that works I may go on to express an interest in vintage Aston Martin Marques)!
Seriously though, to the two people involved a genuine thank you for your kind thought and generosity, really unexpected and genuinely appreciated.
Those who recall the previous posting may also remember a small element of criticism on my part about the fact that the shop concerned was apparently selling things that were out of date? Well if you have a look at the Photo (Below) you will be pleased to see that they have taken serious steps to address that particular issue!
Never mind, it is bottle conditioned and will probably still be drinkable for another two or three years (and improving all the time)!
Update when the wind drops! - Chaz