The Anonymous Widower

A Good Gluten Free Party

Tonight, I went to the launch party for Celia lager at the Regent Pub in Islington.

The pub supplied some of their gluten-free pizzas and there was also a selection of savouries like quiches from the WAGFree Bakery in Brixton.

What more could a coeliac want?

Everybody seemed delighted with the beer and the accompanying food.

I’ve already virtually finished the twenty-four bottles of Celia lager I bought a couple of weeks ago from Deli Divine and ordered some more yesterday. So at least I’m voting with my wallet.

February 18, 2013 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

An Excellent Popular Article On Crossrail

The Sun newspaper is not generally associated with well-written articles about major construction on the railways.

But this article, is one of the best for general consumption about CrossRail I have seen.

February 18, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , | 1 Comment

Jury Trials In South Africa

I was just listening to reports of the Oscar Pistorius case on the radio and was surprised to hear that there are no jury trials in South Africa. This explains, why much of the evidence against the athlete has been fully discussed in the media, as the case will be decided by a magistrate.

There’s more about juries in South Africa here. Juries were abolished in 1969, in the apartheid era.

February 18, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

Saving Babies By Breastfeeding

I don’t know much about breastfeeding babies, but this report on Sky has a lot of sense to it. This is the first bit.

The lives of 95 babies could be saved every hour if mothers started breastfeeding their newborns in the hour after their birth, a charity has said.

Receiving a mother’s first milk within an hour will kickstart the child’s immune system, making a newborn three times more likely to survive, according to a report by Save the Children.

I should say, that as someone, who knows about breeding racehorses, that you always get the new born foal to have the first feed as it’s the best.

My stud groom would also milk the dead mare and give that to the foal in a bottle, if she had sadly died in the foaling.

February 18, 2013 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment