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I won this bottle of whisky at a church fête on Saturday. That’s right – the Church of England promotes drinking and gambling.

Someone came around just before they called the raffle to sell a few more tickets. I hadn’t bought any, so I bought one. I like whisky just fine. Then I said what the heck and bought a second one. I won on the second one.

Funny thing – I knew I was going to win. I was sure of it. So sure I walked up to stand next to the person calling the numbers.

When I got back to where Uncle B was sitting, he said, “I knew you were going to win.”

Weird. I don’t get premonitions. When I do, it would be over a £15 bottle of Aldi whisky.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 24, 2023, 6:35 pm

Now now, it was named one of the best whiskey’s 2 years
running back in 2019.

Still, yes, it would be far better to have a premonition about a billion dollar lotto ticket.

That though, is a license to dream big for a couple of days.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 24, 2023, 7:03 pm

Smmooooooth !!!!!!!

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: July 24, 2023, 7:29 pm

I couldn’t resist!

I saw this and had to repost it here!


Comment from Pupster
Time: July 24, 2023, 10:31 pm

Hehehe, I love the raffles and pull tabs and guessing how many marbles games, what fun.

You are lucky they didn’t make you chug it in the vicarage before you left…”sorry, no carry out”.

(Is rectory funnier? Chug it in the rectory? Manse?)

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 24, 2023, 10:31 pm

I’ve been trying to get my hands on some of that since it was named a best whiskey several years ago!

And while you’re feeling your mojo, slip a few friends the Powerball winning numbers😁

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 24, 2023, 10:38 pm

Ooooooh and BTW…hubby and I are now Mooses! There is a lodge right on the beach here. We’ve wanted to join for years and we finally found friends of friends of friends…and here we are!
They do a prime rib dinner (reported to be one of the best in the area) for under $30. Served Friday only. We’re going to check it out this Friday for the husband’s birthday. Full report to follow.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 25, 2023, 5:51 pm

I’ve had a jigger and it really is very good. Too much whiskey and I wake up feeling like a small rodent has crawled into my mouth and died, though.

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