Photos from the archives: wedding bouquet


Actually the bridesmaid's bouquet but hey...

Actually the bridesmaid’s bouquet but hey…

I don’t normally do weddings (I don’t like people, and I prefer to use my hands for drinking), but this is from one where my girlfriend was the bridesmaid.

This is actually her bouquet, not that of the bride. Quite neat and “to-the-point” I think, with the glass adding a subtle festive touch. I quite like it.

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The future of science is… losing its reliability?

Unfortunately, almost none of my scientist friends will be bothered to read these articles. As a scientist though, it is important to acknowledge and confront problems in the field, not stick your head in the sand and your fingers in your ears.

So if you’re a scientist, do read this, think about it, and try whatever little you can to change it. The core of science – its trustworthiness – is at stake.

The main article in the Economist

Comment on the above article, also in the Economist

I got 99 problems… but alcohol ain’t one

Just decided to take stock of my/our reasonable collection of alcoholic beverages. Didn’t come out too shabby (don’t mean to boast… well a little bit ha ha >) ).


Smirnoff red
Smirnoff black
Zubrovka (bisongrass)
Chengis Gold
Southern Comfort
Pimm’s No 1
Pimm’s No 3 (winter)
Bacardi white
Captain Morgan spiced
Tanqueray gin (export strength 47.3%)


Absinthe (Horká Ilhovina, Czech)
Absinthe La Valote (Switzerland)
Limoncello (Gioia Luisa)
Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky
Speculaas jenever
Bols Zeer Oude Genever


Baileys original
Grand Marnier red
43 (Cuarenta y tres)
Sempé Connaisseur armagnac
DOM Benedictine
Disaronno amaretto
Mozart dark chocolate
Mozart gold

Whisky (Scotch)

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve
Old Malt Cask by Douglas Laing single cask Bowmore 2011 (1 of 451 bottles)
Bowmore 17 yo
Tobermory 10 yo
Ardbeg 10 yo
Aberlour 10 yo
Talisker 10 yo
Glen Garioch 15 yo
Ardmore 46% (unaged)
Cregganmore 12 yo
Lagavulin 16 yo

Whiskey (Irish)

Jameson Distillery Reserve 12 yo
Redbreast 12 yo
The Irishman 70% malt
Jameson (normal)

Beers (various quantities)

Kasteel Triple
Kasteel Brown
Maredsous Triple
Charles Quint Ruby
Charles Quint Gold
Corne La Triple
Liefmans Golden Band
St Bernardus Prior 8
Bacchus Kriek
Hanssens Oude Gueuze
Grimbergen Gold

Various wines, changing on a weekly basis so unaccounted (5 red, 3 white, if you must know)