Great celebration and jubilation in one half of the household today, as Mr Liz has gotten wind of a monstrous extravaganza by the name of the Manchester Whisky Festival, which forms part of this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
This marriage-wrecking event is to take place on Saturday October 10th at the Museum of Science and Industry (or MOSI, as they would have us call it), and promises a truly terrifying six hours of alcohol abuse. Doors open at 12 noon, and for an entry fee of £16 the misguided drinker receives a tasting glass and the chance to sample whisky from an impressive (so I'm told) array of exhibitors, including Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Caol Ila, Talisker, Lagavulin, Ardmore, Macallan and Laphroaig.
There is also the opportunity to book for various masterclasses for an additional charge of £5 per class. For further details, check the website at www.foodanddrinkfestival.com/events, and try to ignore the piteous wailings of "Can we go? Can we go?" coming from the other half of your living room.