Fatherhood……At Last :-)

I was a some times user of Face Book a couple of years ago, I really only used it to help promote my business, ok it was great to keep up with friends, but I only went on once a week or so. I was busy with a new start up business (The Fabulous Vodka … Continue reading

I Name This Boat…..

Once the boat was back in the water and I was back at work, the pace slackened off a bit, I still had no hot water, no heating, no toilet and no proper furniture, all I had was a couple of garden chairs and a camping stove on a small table. The best thing about … Continue reading

Whisky Drinker, Not Whisky Snob!

I think I’ve said before that I have a lot of different whiskies, something like 140 or so. It can take me ages to decide just which one to drink, which leads me to believe that I’m a bit of a whisky snob! Many of the bottles in my cupboards are quite expensive or exclusive, … Continue reading

Boating In The Car Park :)

So there I was living in a car park in my 59 foot narrow boat! really, it was like living in a shed, but one that you had to get into with a ladder. The first winter that I spent on the boat, in the car park was freezing! I’d frequently wake up in the … Continue reading

Out of pocket for Trusting the system :{

When I started The Fabulous Vodka Company  it was immediately apparent that I would need to be able to take credit card payments, and for the website I would need to be able to take online payments. My bank offered their card payment service, and this could be expanded to run my website card capture … Continue reading

Nice Whisky, Where Did It Come From?

It’s whisky time! I wrote a blog a couple of days ago about whisky, in it I talked about a few of my favourite whiskies and I didn’t mention Mortlach, or Talisker, or Glen livet or Bunnahabhain, most remiss of me!. Some of the best whiskies I’ve ever tasted have been from distilleries I think … Continue reading

A New Life Afloat :-)

In 1998 I had my own home in High Wycombe, I loved it, it was a 3 bedroom 100-year-old railway cottage, it had been re-wired, had new heating, new roof etc, nothing needed doing to it, which was just as well as I had very limited DIY skills. All was not rosy though, I’d started a … Continue reading

Pour Me A Whisky, Make An Old Man Happy!

I’m sat with a Highland Park 15 year old whisky, it’s lovely and you very rarely find a poor HighlandPark. I distil Gin and make Vodka for a living, and I’m passionate about my products, but my other passion isScottish Malt Whisky. I love the subtlty of the flavours, the softness of well aged spirit, the length … Continue reading