where I Live – The Archway
Despite Archway being a shithole I’ve been here for most of my life. Lately it has finally been recognised as a significant place worthy of investment by the uncaring Council but not down to its unappreciated history but due to the commercial value and real estate revenue for property developers.
What was once, and still is a major London gateway to the North, was unforgivably turned into a carbuncle gyratory by the 1960s head-in-a-cloud-cookoo-land town planners – history has simply repeated itself. The landscape pirates that created the roundabout and the tower are back having removed the roundabout and narrowed the through traffic to one lane. But the folk of our past left their mark and their story is all that remains for posterity, as surely even St Joseph’s will become luxury flats in due course.
The History of Gin
The history of gin goes hand in hand with the history of rum and the story of distillation. Fermentation is a natural process whereby distillation is a type of processing. We process a fermented base in order to obtain a higher percentage of alcohol by volume.
However, the refinement in the distillation process means a filtering out of flavour; more alcohol, less flavour. And so distillation is essentially the art of hitting the right balance between the desired alcohol content and level of flavour.
Bitcoin & the Blockchain
You have to have been living in an igloo not to have heard of Bitcoin. You may have come across it on the internet, or seen the newspaper headlines. But do you know what it is and how it differs from the existing currency.
Because it offers anonymity Bitcoin is used to facilitate transactions for drugs and arms. But at its core Bitcoin is just a technology, it’s neither good nor bad, it’s just there to be used. In 2017 its value sky-rocketed and in 2018 it’s setting out to change banking forever.
Women with amusing T-Shirts
From the cheeky to the saucy or rude, women are accordingly voicy in proportion with the assets they have been blessed with. If you have it – flaunt it, as the saying goes!
Humour is the best medicine, the humour category contains all sorts of witty amusement including jokes, funny photos, quips, interesting facts and many items to keep you chuckling for a while.