Draft for the Summer which seems far off.
Some sort of Blogger editing procedure interrupted my response to novelist and wine-bibber, RR's comment on my recent post. He writes of nouns used to identify people unfortunate enough to be in the news. I often think of the way parenthood creeps in as an identity marker, as in "Mrs Pivot, a mother of three, who paints Easter eggs in her spare time". He refers to taxpayer which he leaves open to speculation, as in " Dominic Snacker, a taxpayer of Little Caring, Borsetshire, who is accused of deliberately planting leylandii hedges in the fields of local farmers". I am rather enthralled by this practise (not leylandii planting but equally crude) which seems to be catching. I only hope that I don't catch it.
A man emerges from Oddbins wine merchant with a bottle of wine, which he sticks into the pocket of his jacket. It occurs to me that wine is usually handled with more reverence.