May I just say that reading and re-reading these is a constant pleasure. (I'm writing this fully 18 months after the article above was published.) My wife and I were wondering what to watch tonight and North By Northwest is a perfect choice.

I'm drinking a classic Old-Fashioned with a dash (no more than a tablespoon) of Grand Marnier added. It makes a big difference I think. And I made Mrs E a margarita in the huge cocktail glass she requested; basically two regular Margaritas in one glass, topped up with soda water. Which she thought was a good idea, and it will last her all evening.

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For all Apple Music users out there - here is this week's playlist:


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