It's been a while since I've told you about some of the characters or “worthies” as they're often called, from our former village. Some I've known, and some I've only heard stories about.
In the UK, and possibly in the Highlands especially, the drinking culture is strong. I've never been much of a drinker, though I have nothing against it. I'm more about the drinks that taste nice (bonus points if they can double as a yummy dessert), than about getting “leathered” to the point of not remembering whether I had a good time until I see pictures of myself on social media. But up here there seems to be a sort of admiration for people who can hold their drink, and amusement and tolerance for those who can't. Some folks are even a little bit suspicious of those who don't drink much or at all; it seems unfathomable to them. I certainly came up against that last mindset in my few forays into socializing in our old village!
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