On Cocktails

“Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.” – Terry Pratchett “Cocktails” – funny word for a drink genre, isn’t it? Although we think of them as a very 20th century concept, the word “cocktail” first appeared to refer to a drink in 1798’s … Continue reading On Cocktails

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On Four Unusual Museums

In my time, I have visited lots of museums: on family holidays, filling in gaps before trains, for research, or just to have a look at the shop. I’ve even worked behind the scenes in a couple and I’m contemplating a career in the museum/heritage sector. So here’s a guide to a few of the … Continue reading On Four Unusual Museums