BLOGGERS on the BOOZE!
Have you ever wondered what drinks your favourite bloggers relax with after a hard day at the blogface?
Well bloggees, for your benefit I have put my liver and sanity at no small risk in order to research this very topic. Over the last week or so I have had the honour of raising a glass or two with some of the finest bloggers in the land:
To the Prince of Wales with the delightful Swipe siblings. Bob, as his many devotees already know, makes no secret of his fondness for Drambuie breezers. Such is his reputation round this part of West London that the cocktail shaker is already a blur by the time he gets to the bar. His charming sister 'Berta however is more of an enigma. I wondered to myself what would be the tipple...Brandy and Babycham? White wine spritzer? Wrong both times. "Would you get me a Harpic and lemonade, dearie?" she croaked. Well that explains the husky vocals, as featured on her latest smash hits MCG and My Hero Let Me Down.
Roberta enjoys a drink before applying her makeup
Sarf London for pre-match refeshments with Istvanski. In our chosen hostelry, the enigmatically named "HOME FANS ONLY: NO NORTHERN SCUM", Istvanksi's favourite drink turned out to be something called Lager-Mate, although I got a bit of a funny look from the barmaid when I asked for a pint of it.
Today I meet the enigmatic Gentleman Mike, the artist formerly known as I-Pimp-For-Hobbits, in the Prince Albert. GM likes to wet his whistle with a pint of Fullers Chiswick ale. A fine choice, as I'm sure you will agree. One day He Will Blog Again.
A splendid evening with Howesey "Howesey" Howes at the Prince Albert again. Yes! Him out of the Dave Howes Band! Difficult to have much of a conversation with this charming young man punctuated as the evening was with women throwing themselves at him, attempting to trip him up and lie on the floor before he landed there, etc. But imagine my discomfort at his request for a Gin and Tonic House Double. Thankfully my accountant advises me that the price of Polonium-210 has gone through the roof recently for some reason, so I could afford to buy a round.
DCI "Tess" Tennison: surely a straight Scotch, as would befit any self-respecting hard drinking copper and scourge of Polonium pushers everywhere.
Molly Bloom; no idea, but I'll have a pint of it, whatever it is.