Numbers

My grandfather, Robert, was an accountant.  He moved on many years back though just thinking of him counting out my pocket money in the mid-1970s makes me smile.  10p a week adds up and is no small bananas when you are seven or eight.  The adding up is maybe what he was trying to teach […]

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Echt

Good word: “echt”.  I had to look it up. Adjective: authentic and typical.  EG: “Bart was an echt baseball fan” The adjective was used to describe a wine that I haven’t tasted: “Ne Oublie,” – Graham’s recently-released 130 year-old tawny – after my comment: “mmm” on a similar release by Taylor – the 1863 Single […]

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