There’s a double meaning behind my choice of blog name. Of course, the obvious one is that I’m an optimist at heart. I always tend to see the glass as half full rather than half empty, as the saying goes. And some days it is downright over-flowing. And if I want to have fun with this blog, then what you’ll mostly read here are things that are positive. That’s not to say I can’t be critical, but that’s a different thing.
The other meaning is literal. For those who don’t already know, I spent a large chunk of last year travelling around Australia researching and writing a book called Great Australian Pubs (shameless plug). So my glass was often full, or at least half full. Mostly it was full of soft drink, because there was a lot of driving involved. I went to more than 100 pubs and I had a drink at them all. If I wasn’t driving (ie, staying upstairs at the pub overnight) I probably had a glass of white wine at hand (a Sauvignon Blanc, a Pinot Gris or a Verdelho, most likely). On really hot Outback day, I might have had a beer or one of those wonderful old-fashioned things called a Shandy. Yum…I love a Shandy. Seldom did I have that other summer favourite, a G&T with ice and lemon.
So from time to time, this blog will probably tell you what I’m drinking – and where I’m drinking it – as well as what I’m feeling. And now you also know what to buy me next time you see me.