A lot of us have grown up reading comics. It is easier to make an impression if you represent something graphically, especially to children. Indeed, almost all nursery rhymes are accompanied by colourful sketches, as are several other short stories and novels.
It is a given that you will be drinking plenty of scotch on International Scotch Day.
John Denver may’ve crooned ‘A Country Girl in Paris’ in 1988, but if the song resonates with anyone, it has to be Ava Gardner – the country girl from Grabtown, North Carolina who went on to become a diva. Only, she didn’t find herself in Paris. She ended up in Hollywood.