Yes - that's it exactly ..... I assume that this is some older meaning of amiable, suggesting goodness in general, rather than mere friendliness!
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/amiablelate Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’, and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable’. The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please’, dates from the mid 18th century.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/amiableObsolete. lovable or lovely.
Does he no longer have the London shop?Meet East Anglian curio collector Viktor Wynd. He doesn't live too far from me, we're hoping to film him and his collection after everything's back to normal ... we just haven't told him yet. I've got a feeling his London shop might have been pictured in Fortean Times magazine before ..
I mean who else has a collection which includes a mummified fairy, a lock of Elvis’s hair and the skull of drug baron Pablo Escobar’s hippo?
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It's great stuff. I have a couple of packets in the cupboard ready to be mixed with water when needed. Great when you've got he flu, post vomiting, in need of hydration and a superb help if feeling a little seedy after a big night on the booze.An admirably detailed article about the history of Pocari Sweat, East Asia's equivalent of Gatorade or Lucozade.
The name put me off for a while, but when I had my inevitable first 'bug' and felt very sick, a Korean colleague dropped in with a care package that included a two-litre bottle of the stuff and it did make me feel noticeably better.
The top two pics look as though they could be in Switzerland or Austria. South Korea looks so picturesque. I must get myself there one day. My eldest son visited for the second time last year as he finds it a wonderful combination of everything traditional and cutting edge modern. He highly recommends it. Love the pics too!Day two was, in Miss Yith's words, "epico!"
Last night's storm drove out most of the clouds and it's been absurdly bright and clear. Plus, the low population density and Mrs Yith's tactical itinerary have meant near-deserted vistas from breakfast until tea.
Just preparing for the journey hone
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I was last here on my birthday. We were making an effort both to avoid the masses and forget about the ongoing viral unpleasantries and turned up at the port and estuary area where the Han River joins the Yellow Sea. As you can see, we had decent weather, and we found out en route that the level of anti-contagious measures is to be lowered a notch from midnight, which means that Miss Yith can go to kindergarten tomorrow and I might have something like a regular working week.The top two pics look as though they could be in Switzerland or Austria. South Korea looks so picturesque. I must get myself there one day. My eldest son visited for the second time last year as he finds it a wonderful combination of everything traditional and cutting edge modern. He highly recommends it. Love the pics too!
“LONDON, March 29  — Gene Tunney's 30‐year‐old daughter, Joan, was charged in Amersham today with the murder of her husband, Lynn Carter Wilkin son.I don't know why this just popped into my head, but my parents in 1969 decided to visit relatives in Germany and as a young kid I had to go with them (together with brother and two sisters). Six of us in a Ford Anglia for over a 1000 miles.
Anyway, my Uncle in Braunschweig was reading his paper and saw an article about the death of a retired boxer in Chenies, Bucks, England and asked my father 'isn't that the name of your village ?". Obviously this ex-boxer was sufficiently famous to have made the German papers and I believe there was some excitement back home when his wife was arrested for doing him in. My brother remembers the case but just could not remember the name, although he was very well known. The internet is of no help at all in helping me track down the only exciting thing to have happened in my former village in centuries.