Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Back soon...

Due to circumstances beyond your host's control, the Tavern bar is currently unmanned.

Having found your way here, you are clearly a reader of discernment and excellent taste and can be trusted to help yourself from the barrels in my absence.

You are therefore cordially invited to pour yourself a drink and peruse the archives  - I expect to be back in just over a week's time. A good place to start might be the attached label 'Seasonal Insanity' - some things never change.


  1. Damn! Hope nothing serious is calling you away. But no doubt all will be explained when you return! Now...where are the archives? Ah, found 'em!

  2. I hope all is well and the blogging batteries are soon fully charged.

  3. Our thanks to your probation officer.

  4. Office parties do that to people...

    I sincerely hope there isn't another bad reason for the no-show!

    Hurry back!

  5. Here's hoping you're off somewhere nice for the festive season!

  6. Merry Christmas to you, Macheath.

  7. TUT i dunno I pop by again and your off somewhere ;) Hope all is well.

  8. Thanks, all. It's nothing sinister; real life just got rather busy for a while and, having taken a break, it's not easy to hop back on the moving roundabout of current affairs.