I am trying hard to drink more, as I think it would be good for my health. I’m not very good at just plain water, and the current wisdom suggests that almost any liquid will help [other than saline solutions and alcohol] So here are some of my favourite beverages [with some quotations I’ve found along the way]
I like a small glass of orange juice at breakfast – and through the morning, freshly made, fairtrade coffee [not instant!]
“You haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running”
[quote from Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon]
Does this man do a lot of sewing? What’s the point of keeping the machine running if it is not already threaded?
On a hot summer afternoon, I like a long cold [diet] cola
At all points through the day, tea [Sainsbury’s Fairtrade Red Label] and more tea.
“Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. I always fear that creation will expire before tea-time.”
[quote from Rev. Sydney Smith, 18th Century writer and clergyman]
And last thing at night, a relaxing milky drink to send me to sleep…
But I cannot drink things if they are scalding hot – everyone else is ready to leave, and I call out “Hang On! I’m still drinking my coffee!”
The family have even suggested that when Gabriel blows his Trumpet, I’ll reply “Not yet - I haven’t finished my tea”
What’s your beverage of choice?