Well here's an idea for Sun King Salmond when he is scratching around for pennies in his independent Scotland - water the whisky down.
Then there'll be more to export and tax of course!
Across the pond our American cousins are getting their pantaloons in a twist because the makers of Jim Beam have decided to lower the alcohol content from 45 to 42 percent. I must admit I hadn't noticed that Jack Daniels had done the same back in 2004 or, is this just an American domestic market thing?
Not being a bourdon whiskey drinker myself, I'd have to consult my eldest daughter, who in her younger days could drink me under the table with the stuff!
In case you're still wondering what to put in that Valentine's Day card, let your old faithful barnacle help you. Although being single at the moment may say a little about my expertise in this area!
Here are the best ways to tell her (I suppose I'd better add /him) that you love them.
All scientifically worked out, mind you that was asking fifty American women, ask fifty Yorkshire lasses and you would get a very different answer probably. They would be happier with a new pair of wooden clogs than a card tomorrow.
I suppose it didn't take a crystal ball to predict that Apple would be looking at producing an iWatch.
As they have become more of a consumer company than just a computer manufacturer this would logically be an area for them to explore. Even if it were not to be as successful as the iPod, iPhone or the iPad. Sheeple would still pay thru their noses to wear an Apple branded product somewhere on their bodies.
Me? I'll stick with my bog standard CWC G10 watch, issued in May 1982 and still going.
I shall be leaving you for a few days whilst I let my oppo off to go north of the border for the gathering of the Clan on his father's birthday. Hopefully he'll be back onboard Monday.
So I'm not saying "au revoir" for now just "see y'all later", and take care you don't forget her/him tomorrow!