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Researching the History of London Gin

Posted on 2008/11/23 10:51:48 (November 2008).

[Saturday 15th November]
Chie went off to Bicester Village with some of her friends today, and impressively was out for somewhere in the region of 11 hours - even with an hour-and-a-bit's travel at either end, that's still something like 8 hours of solid shopping.

Particularly impressive as she hardly bought anything! Needless to say I was quite relieved that my presence was not required.

I instead had a somewhat lazy day, just slobbing around the flat by myself. Spurred on by a sudden spark of interest in local history from the other night I spent some time researching Seager Evans and Co. Ltd, the company which had once had a gin distillery very close to where I now live. You can see some of the fruits of today's labour in this article although I expanded that bit by bit over the following few days.

It was all very interesting, however at the end of the day I had that standard feeling of guilt that I get at the weekend when I don't leave the flat all day. Oh well.

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