I can vouch for this splendid ale which I had the first of yesterday.I couldn't resist popping a in a flag from a League of St Andrew unit I'm painting at present-a unit of Germanic pork butchers orginally from Edinburgh.
In the picture is a book I am currently reading by Aidan Nichols O.P -a favourite author of mine and this,his latest book, is excellent too.he talks of this land which he calls Albion in the following way-
As we know ,awareness of our patrimony,the millennium and a half of Albion's existence, and not only in its Christian aspect,is under threat today ,owing to various factors in our culture:the 'neophilia' or the love of the new,which arose in the 1960s and produced in the Blair years such shallow mutations as 'New Britannia' and 'Cool Britannia';the emphasis of the educational system and its curricula on immediate relevance...
I will leave it there as I think I have said enough.
Today after church whilst I cut the grass Jan collected nettles from the garden and made some splendid soup for lunch-
Finally a recent arrival in the Duchy -
I'll leave the last word to Tolkien himself-
A new road or secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.