Sunday, 3 August 2008

Molto Inglese


I brought back a litre bottle of Pimm's on a recent trip to Blighty and then, at a subsequent evening at Bruno's, introduced a selected group of fellow alkies to the mysteries of this excellent drinky. Pimm's is an unknown quantity hereabouts. They watched with mouths open as I filled the carafe with ice and roughly chopped fruit. "And then you put..... cucumber....?!" Mouths opened even wider. Needless to say it went down a treat, everyone got trolleyed and the hunt was on for a source of Pimm's in northern Italy. Remarkably, a dusty box was found in a local Cash & Carry and the deal was done. This was the scene on Thursday evening. Somehow Bruno knew (maybe it's an atavistic thing) that the addition of a slug of Beefeater gives it more muscle. The sign of a real drinker.

34 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

I am a little concerned about the appearance of a sanitary towel applicator on the table next to the Pimms bottle. But perhaps it's all part of Ron Combo's hospitality.

Toby Savage said...

I like the Beefeater addition. Cracking good tip. Thanks to Bruno. I love Pimms, but he's right. It needs an extra kick and he has hit upon the perfect solution.

Jaqui said...

Hi Peter, glad i caught you,Cindy (my older sister) mentioned you once or twice in her more lucid moments. Poor Cindy she's now in a home for the feeble minded. I think it was as a result of reading Ron's drivle that tipped her. Mind you the Buzzard storey was enough to tip anyone over the edge. Queer folk these country people.
As it happens i'm on my 3rd Pimms at the moment and very nice it is to. Cheers

Camilla Jessop said...

I do like Pimms as a drink, and the addition of gin (personally, I favour Boodles Gin) is most welcome. But I never understood the mania for cucumber - a ridiculous vegetable only good for putting in two things, neither of which is Pimms.

Jaqui said...

oh move over Camilla your 'Air tex" drawers may fly off

Toby Savage said...

But Jaqui, Your profile picture, which I note has had a lot of views, says your name is 'Hogan'. You do look jolly attractive though. Thanks.

Peter Ashley said...

I don't know, you turn your back for five minutes and suddenly your blog's full of women tugging at each others' underwear.

Jaqui said...

well, you must admit it's more interesting than listening to Ron ramble on about himself, and i do mean, ramble.

Alice Scradcza said...

Never mind what Jaqui says: I think you are gorgeous, Ron; you have the soul of a poet.

Jaqui said...

Ron, stop writing to yourself posing as a woman. There is help for people like you, you know.

Peter Ashley said...

Tee hee, this is all getting to be fun. Girls fighting over Ron. I'll have to have an extra pint tonight I think, followed by a cold shower.

Jaqui said...

It would take a fevered imagination to see it that way Peter........hmmm

Camilla Jessop said...

I will not be fighting over Ron, as my heart belongs to Jon Dudley. And Diplo. And Toby. And Peter. And Fred. But mainly Jon Dudley. Of course, if Ron wishes to fight with them over me.....

Jaqui said...

stuck up old slag

Peter Ashley said...

Girls ! Girls!

Ron Combo said...

I think a naked mud wrestling contest is called for.

Camilla Jessop said...

Such insults are unbecoming to the fair sex. Not that you would know anything about 'fair', coming from Liverpool - although doubtless that is not true of 'sex'. Apart from which, Mr Combo's legs (as shown in his latest photo) are much better than yours. I expect too many chip-butties have given you fat ankles.

Jaqui said...

oh shove off 'Big daddy' and go and practice your shot put.
indidentally, i can't believe Ron has deigned to join the fray. Normally he just posts his drivle and sits back while his 'adoring' public respond.

Ron Combo said...

Crikey!

Peter Ashley said...

Ron, you've got to instil some discipline here. I'll help.

Alice Scradcza said...

Kur yra tualetas? What terrible women you surround yourself with. I like strong men so if you can't deal with them then perhaps you are not for me. Maybe I will try to find Fred Fibonacci's blog. � sveikat�

Jaqui said...

yeah and while you're at it luv, check your visa expiry date

Ron Combo said...

Alice, I find you extremely interesting. I just hope you are female. Shall we dance?
Jaqui, you're toast. Sorry an' all that. Them's the breaks.

Jon Dudley said...

Thank goodness for real ladies like Camilla. I too have a grave dislike for cucumber but if I read the runes correctly can see Miss Camilla's alternative suggestions entirely. Meanwhile Mr Combo you have clearly taken advice from PC Ashley and encouraged the maintenance of the usual high tone of your excellent blog.

Peter Ashley said...

Chief Superindent Ashley to you Jon.

Jon Dudley said...

Lifts trouser leg and makes strange sign intoning these words:
"all in good time brother, all in good time..."

Peter Ashley said...

Seems to have quietened down a bit. Perhaps they've all gone to an Anne Summers party.

A F-A said...

I miss Jaqui.......

I thought she represented a new, fresh, approach to our world. Something like the Lauren Laverne of blogging.

Can't stand Camilla.

Jaqui said...

As i suspected, Southern poofs the lot of you. I'm inclined to bugger off elsewhere where my womanly charms are appreciated. i'll send Cindy back she may suit your tastes better

Ron Combo said...

Please don't bugger off Jaqui, I made a big mistake. That Alice is nothing but a @%&€! Can you ever forgive me for what I said last night? I know I am a southern poof, you were quite right. Just walk all over my craven back with your 9" heels (please).

Jaqui said...

i doubt you'd survive.

A F-A said...

I say Jaqui! Welcome back! Are you listed on www.highspikes.com by any chance?

Jaqui said...

That Mr. a f-a, is between me and my overpaid and over worked chyropodist.

Jaqui said...

as well as my chiropodist