Thursday, 18 March 2010

Les hirondelles

How lovely to see the first swallow today. It is promising to be much warmer this week and we can imagine that spring is on the way though I can't imagine that will be the last of the cold weather.

Thinking of Hirondelle reminded us that that was the name of the plonk that we used to take to parties in the 70s. Can't remember if there was a white one but certainly a cheap, and to our unknowing palettes, perfectly drinkable red wine. We felt very superior to the drinkers of Blue Nun and Liebfraumilch.

I wonder if it was some advertising man's pride and joy to call it 'swallow'!


  1. Oh I remember that wine too...we thought we were so sophisticated to have stepped up from Blue Nun!