Well, all children are sad
but some get over it.
Count your blessings. Better than that,
buy a hat. Buy a coat or pet.
Take up dancing to forget.
– from ‘A Sad Child’ by Margaret Atwood
If you think ‘scotch’ and immediately associate it with a mustachioed old gentleman in a high-backed opulent chair smoking a pipe while dressed in a plaid dressing gown or overcoat, you are quite possibly in my head. Now, I have neither a mustache nor a penchant for high-backed chair; I don’t smoke pipes and thank goodness I’m not into plaid (not yet, atleast). But not too long ago, I developed a taste for scotch when a friend presented me with a measly quantity stolen from her grandfather’s collection. Ever since, scotch and I have had this clandestine affair going on.
Last Sunday, I attended the Black Dog Scotch Appreciation event at Namche Bazaar, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon organised in conjunction with Ginger Claps.
Now, I’ve been a Scotch fan for quite some time now, and I went with the intentions of enjoying a nice evening, but it turned out to be much more than that. As Rohan, our host, started explaining the nuances scotch-blending, I found myself appreciating the delicate finesse with which a scotch blend is created. In fact, to truly appreciate this “Aqua vitae” or “water of life”, it is imperative to understand its rich history, which is precisely what this event was all about.
Here are some photos from the event.
Once the spirits started flowing, so did the conversation and it proved to be an interesting, informative and a rather pleasant evening. Here are some more photos…
Black Dog Easy Evenings: https://www.facebook.com/blackdogeasyevenings
“It was our personal triumph. We had achieved something no one could. We could create so perfect an illusion of physical togetherness that sometimes the real thing fell short of it.”
Note 1: Post-processing in Picasa (I don’t know how to use anything else).
Note 2: The quote comes out of a little write-up I wrote at 2 a.m. tonight. Hence the title.
10 days to Christmas and the Cardinal has come up with a real gem.
Take a look at his photographs of Sagene Church.
I love the first picture. The architecture, the snow, the somber skies and that frilly little Christmas Tree in the corner. Absolutely marvelous!
The second one reminds me a little of Dickensian settings. 🙂
Two brand new photos from Sagene Kirke.
More from Sagene Church in this post: