Well here's a funny thing: this is a Marks and Spencer's commissioned gin that is being made in France who's USP is that it is "oaked aged"... which seems like a funny thing to do with a gin. Sure a brown spirit seems to loan itself to aging with it's mellow richness and a gin, with all of its spritely, fresh flavours would seem to be the opposite of that, so it was with so trepidation that I got a bottle, and I'm glad I did. The ageing has certainly mellowed the spirit but there's not an oakiness or a woodines to get in the way of the spirits botanicals. Granted it's not a "bright" gin, the aging has "simplified" the flavour profile somewhat but (and it's an significant but) this is still a very pleasant experience both on its own and in the #gnt - especially with lemon. Get on this one. #m&s #marksandspencer #gin #gins #ginstagram #booze #boozereviews #norlanglass #twitter #snapseed #anotheryearonthegin #iphone6plus
Following the upload of 'Friends Season 1 overlaid' (and the subsequent removal of it) I thought I'd try the same trick with US painting legend and guaranteed sleep aid: Bob Ross. This is every episode of season 31 (apart from the one with Steve, I mean... who needs Steve?) overlaid with a 10% opacity for each episode and a lighten blend applied. To give the episodes an anchor point all the episodes are approximately lined up when Bob says, "Let start..." The result is... trippy, but relaxing which is easily one of my favourite states to be in.
It's taken me a surprising two days to make this but the idea is to do the whole 300 odd episodes as one overlay (but not the ones with Steve, because, well, come on... not Steve*) so as long as I don't get sued and I find lots and lots of spare time I might do that.
*Steve is a great painter - possibly better than his father Bob - but he breaks the patterns here. And he keeps me awake.