“Ah, Edward VII’s favourite” said Big Ed as I handed him the bottle of Ayala vintage 2001 Champagne and we spent a few minutes listing HM’s many mistresses. I’d also brought along a bottle of non-vintage Brut Nature (zero dosage) which made an excellent aperitif and the presumably richer vintage was designated digestif “although I do have an excellent Poire Williams” said Big Ed, wistfully, as his days of throwing toasts over his left shoulder, Cossack style, are alas past. I’m dying to try Distell’s new Amarula Shibobo, for in Killarney Shibobo is made from brown bread and battery acid by off duty maids who drink it on the bridge over the M1 on the road that leads to the Oppenheimer compound. Big Ed is something in the Rand Club and reports that not only have books been stolen from the library, but somebody also scaled the cannonballs. Is nothing sacred in Johannesburg? Perhaps I should join the Rand Club Youth League to raise standards.

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“Ah, Edward VII’s favourite” said Big Ed as I handed him the bottle of Ayala vintage 2001 Champagne and we spent a few minutes listing HM’s many mistresses. I’d also brought along a bottle

 
 

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