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Joined on 9 May, 2009
In fact, they’re similar to shrubs.
Okay, I have to admit I knew nothing of this kind of “shrub” until a few months ago. But I’ve been busy making them recently, inspired by @dietsch. Refreshing, and good to layer into an evening awash with other libations!
This poster was produced in 1929. It shows Dr Samuel Johnson in an LNER restaurant carriage raising a glass of wine and addressing James Boswell.
What passenger from the past would you like to share a train journey with?
Nice poster, but Samuel Johnson told James Boswell that he no longer drank wine!
NEW EPISODE: To celebrate our 150th episode, please enjoy the enlightening choices of physicist @jimalkhalili. He discusses why Gertrude Bell, the Bohr-Einstein debate and the British countryside should be Better Known. Listen to the podcast at
This is always a good podcast - interesting guests, generous presenting style. It’s great to see it celebrating its 150th ep - and I love that @jimalkhalili chooses Gertrude Bell as someone who should be Better Known.
Unseasonal viewing: the raw, gritty #CountyLines, an impressive first feature from Henry Blake, superbly shot by Sverre Sørdal. Cracking cast too, in which Conrad Khan stands out. Not uplifting, but amid the grimness there are moments of unexpected beauty.
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