Life in North Wales with an eccentric Welshman, a dog in the twilight of his years and one in the 'know-it-all' of youth.
"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."
('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The oldest man in the world
Henry Allingham, veteran of the first World War has, at the age of 113, now become the world's oldest man. He attributes his longevity to 'whisky, cigarettes and wild, wild women.' Maybe those who work in our Nanny state and concern themselves incessantly with nagging us not to drink or smoke will take note. Meanwhile, for those of us ladies who would also like a long and vigorous life, I assume that the recipe for us would be 'whisky, cigarettes and wild, wild men.' So where are they then? The men, I mean - of course...