The home freezer is no place for frozen vegetables and other household necessities when you’ve got a couple of liquid beauties like this on offer.
Some time in the next few days I will become a grandfather for the first time and, like all grandparents and parents down the ages, I worry what kind of world this young miracle of biology will come bursting into.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Moodie Tipster is currently self-isolating in Lough Down, a pretty little lake in County Galway.
In just three months, Pray has been viewed 25,514 times on YouTube, played on 20 radio stations in Canada, and featured on Dubai radio, courtesy of Dubai Duty Free. And, of course, it has been heard many times as the intro to our Podcast series In Crisis: Travel Retail Voices.
Last night when I finally brought a long, long day to an end, I poured myself a small glass of the 40yo, cut it with a dash of water, took in the treasure trove of aromas, looked out over my garden through the still dark night and thought everything was good in the world.
“Martin, this will be the first time so many of us have exhibited at a ‘cancelled’ Expo. Now that’s what I call virtual!”
I suppose the fact that this is now June 2020 means that I did scale that mountain. Others I know and care about are just at the foothills, a long and difficult ascent ahead.
I’m pretty confident that my Dufry Isle of Wight Offshore Duty Free store, paying a healthy rent (variable of course) to the local authorities, could add a whole lot to tourism and spending numbers.
There is always North Korea, where not a single case is reported, but I am just a little worried about the reliability of that number and also Pyongyang’s appeal as a holiday destination.
My mother broke my heart and ruined my career aspirations at an early age when she told me, “Son, with a face like your’s, it has to be radio.”
Never before have I been so entranced by the rich colour of my roses, the yellows, whites, pinks and blood reds. Never before have I watched with such wonder the daily routine of the birds taking their daily sustenance from their feeders.
The name Aoraki means ‘Piercing through clouds’, a singularly appropriate phrase for what we sought to achieve, in attempting to scale new business heights and break through the dark clouds of COVID-19.
I was excited to receive a package in my Lockdown Bureau a few days back from Writers’ Tears that appeared to be a book, accompanied by a bar of soap. Were they trying to tell me something?