I thought that those of you who think that I get too much good food might be pleased to know that I have just spent three days in a luxury hotel called Barnet General Hospital. Here is an example of the cuisine. Beef mince, I think. Not bad, actually, but not quite Michelin standard. The cheese course left something to be desired.
There is also some form of soup worship going on. At lunch and dinner you have a choice of soup or fruit juice to start. If you opt for fruit juice, you don't get anything. The fruit juice is a fiction. They lied about that.
I write - my first novel, "the Trouble with Wagner" is unpublished. I also write a regular article for "Forward Plus", a churchy newspaper with a circulation of well over 3. I have written some poetry.
I am a dedicated student of languages, especially French. I love classical music. I am a keen oenophile and gastronome and relax most easily at table with friends. I prefer to drink Burgundy, and have a particular love of the (unoaked) wines of Chablis and the wines of the Côte de Beaune and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. Not sure that I would kick the Côtes de Nuit wines out of bed, either. Not to mention the Côte Chalonnaise.