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Napoleon House

Following their final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte on the plains of Waterloo, Belgium, in 1815, the British sent the former French Emperor into permanent exile on the South Atlantic island of St. 452 more words


Pimm's Cup

Did you know that there is an official cocktail of Wimbledon? While there are a couple variations on the Pimm’s Cup, the traditional Pimm’s No 1 served at Wimbledon is made with lemonade. 91 more words


Beer cocktails, delicious or blasphemous?

Beer cocktails are something with which I’ve always had a bit of a troubled relationship.

Presumably they’d be right up my alley given that I like both cocktails and beer, but when it comes to both those wondrous things, I’m something of a purist (a point I’ve touched on… 617 more words


Of Pie and Pimms--occasional note

Of Pimms. In Chapter 12 things have been hectic. Elizabeth says, “I think I’d like a long evening-in with a nice supper and one of those lovely novels.” 1,501 more words

Ocean Grove NJ

Hard Water: Easy to Enjoy

Today is National Best Friend’s Day so I am writing about last night’s outing to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. She had been wanting to try out a place called Hard Water at Pier 3 in San Francisco. 521 more words