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The Knight & Drummer · 22h ago

Pull Your Head In.

Keeping your head down when the proverbial and the fan are working synchronously is probably the best advice at the time, although the courageous chap may stand in the face of the onslaught....
The Knight & Drummer · 2d ago

Sun & Water

It is that time of the year when the mild and pleasant Tasmanian winter gives way to a beautiful sunny spring and I can sit out on my deck and watch the boats. I do like the waters here. Blu...
The Knight & Drummer · 3d ago

Sell your Coat and Buy a Sword

An oft misinterpreted injunction by my Supplier, nevertheless I keep my sword handy in the Tavern, just under the bar top.  It was given to me a very long time ago. Or did I take it from som...
The Knight & Drummer · 3d ago

Reality Nastier than Fiction

What a sad day and what sad, bad and mad people there are in the world beyond the Tavern's hedges.  Its enough to make an old man throw down his towel and take up his sword. In our supposedl...
The Knight & Drummer · 6d ago

Heads Full of Turbulent Wind

I can admit to liking the idea of wind generators. And solar power for that matter. We have an abundance of sunshine and wind, except when it is cloudy and still. Which in some parts is quit...
The Knight & Drummer · 1W ago

The Rosary for Battle

"You are a silly old bugger, aren't you", said an unwise customer today. "Oh ? " said I, pulling a pint for him. "Why's that?" "Just look at those bottles", he said. "There's a crucifix with...
The Knight & Drummer · 1W ago

Meeting Resistance on the Slippery Slope

Updated already ! And an update 'after the event'.I had planned an evening out, joining other folk at a meeting to hear about the attacks on our freedom of speech. But the venue cancelled th...
The Knight & Drummer · 1W ago

Pencilled In

My pencil sits beside the pumps: I use it to keep a record.It is a wonder.The Tavern's Ales are supplied for me to dispense but the pencil is the work of human hands. Millions of them.Very f...
The Knight & Drummer · 1W ago

America is the Greatest......

I like Americans. You have very likely gathered that by now.  Patriotic folk. I even have a special bar for them whenever one or several drop in. The beer in there is just as they seem to li...
The Knight & Drummer · 1W ago

The Roar of the Crowd.

To hear the roar, invective, foul language and sheer hatred outside the Tavern's hedges, you would think that there were millions of homosexuals out there and just a few heterosexuals coweri...