Another year on the Gin: Marks & Spencer Gin 22

Another Year on the Gin: Brockmans Premium Gin

Another year on the gin: Whittaker's Pink Particular Gin

A Year on the Gin: 2017 Round up

So farewell then... to 2017 and a year on the gin. I've tasted in excess of 15 (I lost count) different gins this year (which, in itself, could be considered excessive for one person) most were great and some... well... but that's not important right now! What I guess matters is what was the best gin that I drank; and of course there is no "one gin" that will do everything - though tanqueray no.10 is pretty close to the most utilitarian gin (if it just wasn't so pricey) - but if I was to recommend one gin to drink that won't break the bank too much it would be Cotswolds Dry (if you've fallen in love with Hven you can "slum it" and save £'s by drinking Cotswolds dry; Hven is outstanding but a very expensive tipple). It's sweet, sharp, citrussy and excellently versatile gin and its price point won't break the bank. However my personal top gin discovery of the year would be Jinzu - though it's a speciality flavour with it's plummy sake overtones, it's just so fun and surprising and different I'm always wanting to have a bottle in the cupboard just so I can have that taste available to me. But the best most outstanding gin is Monkey 47. It's so amazing I wouldn't (couldn't) want to mix it with anything... and that's the problem - it's great as a treat to have a nip but sadly I can't waste valuable drinks cupboard space on a sipping gin. Stay tuned to see if 2018 will bring new gins to the front of the cupboard! #gin #ginstagram #gins #booze #2017 #2017roundup #gnt #ginandtonic #snapseed #twitter #review #hvengin #cotswoldsdrygin #monkey47 #jinzu #jinzugin

New Video: Blob Ross the overlays: Season 31

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.

A year on the Gin: Gin Mare

A year on the Gin: So farewell then...

A year on the Gin: The Alkkemist

A year on the Gin: So farewell then - Cotswolds Dry Gin

A year on the Gin: Cotswolds Dry Gin

A year on the Gin: Jinzu

A year on the Gin: The Botanist

A year on the Gin: Tanqueray Gin No.10

A year on the Gin: Ableforths Bathtub Gin

A year on the Gin: Copper Head Gin

A year on the Gin: So farewell then - Monkey 47

A year on the Gin: So Farewell then - Conker Gin

A year on the Gin: So farewell then - Hven Organic Gin