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Back from London!

A full recounting of the trip can be found on Lizard's journal.

Saw a lot of stuff. Spent more money than I probably should have.

I now know why Japanese swords have "hammon", the wavy line along the blade edge.

Museums still seem to focus laregly on stuff other than the stuff I want to see.

Most of the museums in London use lighting/glass that make photography difficult/impossible. I suspect I need to fiddle with the camera more to get pics to come out.

I bought 3 bottles of scotch, and a bottle of La Fee absinthe. I am looking forward to tasting them tonight. I was seriously pondering crashing Webby's hottubbing tonight, but I cannot pass up sleeping in my own bed. Which reminds me to worry about car fundage, and how much damage this trip did to it. Bah!

I also discovered the way to drink mead, so that it doesn't taste bad - heat it up! I bought a bottle of mead at the Tower of London, and didn't discover this until my last glass. Heated up, it was really tasty.

I am more glad now, that the LCBO is currently carrying two kinds of mead.

I am on vacation for most of this week, only returning to work for Friday. Anyone got time to kill this week?

It is my brother's Bday this week, so we're doing his annual bday dinner Saturday night.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 3rd, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Hey, what two meads do they carry?
And welcome back!

Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
"KASZTELANSKI POLISH MEAD" and "MONIACK MEAD", according to their (awesome) website.

I'd post links to the product, but thier website doesn't work that way. The neat thing, though, is that I can use the site to find not only what they carry, but which stores have it in stock, and on the shelves.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Hm. Looking for a source for Taj, or Taz, or Tej... I can't remember what the exact name was - it had a bottle that looked quilted. Sigh. It was lovely. Not so sweet as Chauncer, and without that weird overtone/aftertaste of the polish meads...
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
Although the "MONIACK MEAD" looks to be fortified with whiskey. That might be interesting. Hmmm.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
I have a bottle of that right now - I'll let you know how it is...
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, mead must definitely only be consumed heated. From what I recall, heated it tastes not unlike a melted red lollypop... unheated, it tastes like dirt smells. Odd, that.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've never tried heated mead, but I really like the mead that Kasziel makes - although it has to be consumed in relatively small portions.
Jan. 3rd, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Out of curiousity, which kinds were the 3 bottles of Scotch?
Jan. 4th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Cragganmore, Isle of Jura's "Superstition", which I bought partly because the bottle was cute, and Jon, Mark and Robbo's Rich Spicy One. The Cragganmore is part of my plan to get all of United Distiller's "Classics Malts"; I'm only missing Glenkinchie at this point.
Jan. 4th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
You make a post about mead, absinthe and scotch (and presumably many cool pics) and then ask "who has free time?"

You might as well send up flares and fire up the night__watch signal.
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