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Issue 39; Editorial, 23rd April 2021


We have all began, in the UK anyway, to step out of our homely caves and start to delicately
re-join society one outside drink at a time. Meeting up with friends and family we have not been able to see in any social way for nearly a year.  It is daunting and has a little bit of danger to it.  That anxious wide eyed face arms thrown up to shield our delicate eyes from the glaring Sun.  Gone is the square box of Netflix and once again that one-eighty vision can see all around us and not just those same walls.

It maybe a bit overwhelming for some and this I say step lightly, do not burn out or move to far away from that comfort zone, and follow the rules or we will all be back in our boxes before you can say New Strain. I have already ventured out and will do again soon, slowly and safely.

To help in this issue, I have a few simple delights for your reading pleasure, so get a coffee or mix a cocktail and relax.  We keep indoors with interiors, a look at drinking, some music, and more drink because we are all borderline these days, plus we need to prepare ourselves for all occasions.

Issue 39; It's All About The Wooden Duck

It is nearly always about a wooden duck, that piece of random home décor that starts things off.  Okay it may not be a wooden duck, but that vase, set of dried flowers, a large coffee table book.  The list could just go on, but it spurs that desire in you for the way your place looks.

Issue 39; Its A Tail Of Konik's

Konik's Tail is a journey in itself, from the initial thoughts of the drink to the liquid going in a bottle, the journey was very much a tale of ups and downs for creator Pleurat but I find it is a journey of taste for the drinker.

Issue 39; Thursday Drinking

I am sure like myself you have found yourself quaffing a little more than you once did.  With the removal of the daily commute that lunchtime Martini or evening bottle of wine looks a lot more appealing without that five am wakeup call to get into the city. 

Issue 39; The Duke On A Sunday


It is Sunday, lunch is cooking away in the kitchen, the fiancé is on roasting duties and I have just got back from a quick wine buying pilgrimage to slightly restock the cellar (also known as the rack in the kitchen which weirdly holds a perfect temperature at all times).  With this being what I can only describe as a perfect Sunday it only feels fitting to lay some vinyl on the turntable and there is no better than Duke Ellington on a Sunday afternoon.