A few thoughts of Old Eng­land

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Last week­end was qui­etly cel­e­bra­tory, be­cause it cov­ered my birth­day and that of my daugh­ter, who, along with her brother, spent a cou­ple of days with us. I will not tell you my age, be­cause you may re­mark that I am well past my Sell By date. My daugh­ter will not, ei­ther, be­cause she is fe­male. This said, we all had a good time.

Apart from one meal “out”, we ate at home. The meal out was Sun­day lunch and we took it at a Restau­rant/Pub in a lovely wa­ter­side set­ting, which also is home to a fa­mous con­cert hall. In 1968, this lovely tim­ber-framed 800-seater hall was con­verted from an old in­dus­trial build­ing in which ce­real grain (bar­ley, wheat, maize, rice) was pro­cessed into malt by soak­ing it in wa­ter, al­low­ing it to sprout and then dry­ing it to stop fur­ther growth. The malt was and is used in brew­ing beer, whisky and in the mak­ing of cer­tain foods.

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