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Why Are You Afraid of Bees?

The chances of being stung by a bee are very low, but I can imagine that the low hum of any insect can be fearful. Will My Neighbour’s Honey Bees Sting My Kids? provides good advice about the chances of getting stung and how to avoid it. I got stung once.  When I was 5 or so I smashed a rock on a bee that was on a clover flower.

Kids Will Like Iron Man 3

The family went to see Iron Man 3 today. If you liked the other Iron Man movies then you’ll like this one – we enjoyed it. It’s better than the 2nd one. This one seems more violent than the others although there’s no gore. It didn’t bother my 8 year old son.

First Impressions of Singleton 12 and Amrut Fusion

A malt mate of mine, Peaty Paterson, sent me two 50ml plastic bottles of single malt that were poured from regular sized bottles, both unfortunately poured from the bottom of the bottles, which means the whiskies in the sample bottles were bereft of the fresh aromas and flavours that usually accompany a newly opened bottle. Sampling the heavily oxidized dregs at the bottom of the bottle is not a fair