Shropshire Star

Peter Rhodes on the fight against frailty, wine by the pint and the power of prayer in a storm

Remember all those great GB freedoms we were promised after Brexit?

Another pint of plonk?

One of them arrives this year with wines being sold in new measures, including the good ol’ pint (568 ml).

Given Britain’s boozy culture, drinking wine by the pint may be welcomed not so much as a freedom but as a challenge.

How many times have we seen the havoc caused by high winds in America’s “Tornado Alley” and wondered why the Yanks persist in building their homes out of lightweight hardboard and super-thin cardboard? If only they used proper, rugged building materials as we wise old Brits do.