Thursday, July 19

Life is most often a lottery

... than reward for good behaviour. If today’s lunchtime session is to be believed the evils of strong drink are being patently ignored by our senior crew. We ate lunch today at a packed Platters Restaurant (turning them away at the door), and were surprised to find ourselves amongst the youngest of the diners by a decade or two. Whatever it is that people have chosen to forgo in these dire economic times it ain’t a bottle of vino. The restaurant has a nice old fashioned feel; faded but comfortable, with good food and decent service. The sort of place you’d expect to settle the score with Virgil ‘The Turk’ Sollozzo. It’s worth remembering Al Lettieri died of a heart attack aged 47. I think the motto is to enjoy yourself while you can.

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