All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Dr Johnson: Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
This is the rotund old chap eating cheese in The Cheshire Cheese – Say cheese Sam!
(this is detail from a Royal Doulton plate subjected to Photoshop and On1 Perfect Effects)
Dr. Johnson was a very wise man :o) seems cheese is the food of the day, we visited a cheese dairy today too :o)
A wise old trout indeed – I have always liked this quote: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. Happy cheese day 🙂
He does look a crusty old soul, doesn’t he? And that’s far too much cheese for one person 🙂
Very effective ‘treatment’, Robin!
Thanks Jo – Dr Johnson will always be Robbie Coltraine for me:
I fear the wise gentleman may need some senna tea after this feast. 😉
And probably more besides 😉 He made it to 75 which I guess is not bad going for the 18th century. I must eat more cheese.
Thanks Jean 🙂
Excellent quote and I just love the Blackadder clip!
Thanks Jane – there is no beating Blackadder – such a shame it didn’t include Baldrick.
Perfect image and post. Such an iconic piece of history. Love this great excuse to travel more!
Thanks Lita – an we are on the road again, this time in Lapland. Loving it – except for the midges 😦