Tom Stephenson is holding a Champagne-related competition. As it happens, on the very day that he posted the rules and reg's, I happened to be de-frosting our Champagne/beer/tonic fridge. This is only the half of our actual stock (just enough to have ready cooled in case of visitors). In Lord Magnon's studio there are another six bottles. Not a record, but enough, surely, to convince you that we are addicted to the nectar of Epernay; and therefore claim our prize.
I am Anglo-Swedish. When I was younger I lived in Moscow, Washington, and Caracas. For the past 40 years we have lived in S W France. I'm a lapsed artist (mostly watercolours), I love the outdoors, and am married to the infamous Cro. We have three grown-up children and four grandsons. Life is good; deep in the French countryside.