Saturday, September 29, 2012

Reading notes: creme de menthe

From: " Memoirs of a Political Officer's Wife in Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan" by Margaret D. Williamson, an account of her life and travels in the Himalayas during the early 1930's.

" ... we went on with the formalities of our visit to Shigatse. On 6 and 7 July we hosted two luncheon parties for local officials. About sixteen monk officials turned up for the first and the whole affair turned out to be rather hilarious. At one point in the proceedings, perhaps to liven things up a little, Derrick produced a bottle of creme de menthe, a drink for which the Tibetan had a particular liking. Afterwards the tempo of the evening changed, peels of laughter were heard and there was much joking."

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