Monday, April 16, 2007

Have sighted Pole star (post marked Hounslow)

I'm in T'North again. Fortunately at my favourite inn.

They have started checking the register, and 'taking the liberty' of pre-cooling a bottle of Brouilly and asking chef to keep back any game 'just in case' I should like the first refusal.

Fine fellows.

And unlike every other benighted establishment outside town these chaps know how to mix a decent bloody mary - even asked how much horseradish I would like in mine. Put in a tablespoon of sherry unbidden too.

Service like that is almost illegal. Certainly outside the better London luncheon clubs anyway.

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