Categories Italy-Italia Journal Language Sketching Thoughts Real crisps . . . Post author By Rowland Jones Post date July 11, 2013 6 Comments on Real crisps . . . Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags crisps, draw, journal, Micron, Moleskine, natura morta, salt, sketching, still life By Rowland Jones Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . . View Archive → ← Chargers of the Light Brigade? → Dad in NY 6 replies on “Real crisps . . .” This probably isn’t the post I should comment on, being as how I am on the detox diet at present. But I’m gonna love it anyway. It’s crisp(y). Thank you! To mis-quote Benjamin Franklin ‘Crisps are proof that there is a God, and that he wants us to be happy!’ I know the original was beer, but they work so well together! Strange coincidence – detox! as I write this munching delicious muesli(!)with fruit juice, I realize that we must be sharing the same guilt trip . . . . . . ‘Isn’t mineral water tasty?!! I can’t get enough of it,’ he lied. Yanno, until I went on this detox diet, I thought mineral water was simply backup for tonic water when my vodka needed some company. You know the history of ‘tonic water’ with alcohol, don’t you? Or is it just part of British Empire history? ‘Tonic water’ often given its full name ‘Indian Tonic water’ is essentially quinine in water, which the British used to drink in India to avoid malaria… the gin was added to cover the bitter taste of the quinine. Hence it became THE drink of the upper classes. So bizarrely tonic water was not so much detox as a beneficial natural product!! How healthy are you, hey ! I’ll drink to that! Me, too, buddy! Any thoughts? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.