Ginesday: Pronounced Gin-esday, like Wednesday, but with Gin!
Gin is a popular drink at the moment. I’ll be honest with you, I spent 56 years not liking it very much, and then things changed. It was at my Mother-in-Laws funeral, or to be more exact, the funeral tea. Did that, for a split moment, conjure up images of people in church swigging out of gin bottles? It did for me, so thought I would clarify.
After the service at the crematorium, we had a lovely afternoon tea, with no gin, at least not for me, and then 14 members of her immediate family remained on to have supper.
It was here that a round of drinks were ordered for everybody, a round of gin. There was no choice, it was gin, or gin. So I decided that to toast her life, I was going to have to take at least a sip of G&T.
Well I took a sip, and then another, and then another until it was all gone. And then when another round was ordered, I added my name to it. I quite liked it.
That was 2 years ago!
I would be lying if I said I had become a connoisseur, but I have set myself a target of trying more gins, and I have just joined the Craft Gin Club. Each month a bottle of gin, along with mixers and nibbles will be delivered to my door. I am getting quite heady just thinking about it. Does anybody else belong to a gin club such as this? Please tell me your experiences of it, if you can remember them.
I am so looking forward to combining training for Kilimanjaro, and then coming home to a gin.
Note Please drink responsibly.