Blog: Olly WehringThere IS such a thing as a free lunch...

Olly Wehring | 31 August 2007

As a journalist, I'm always on high alert when companies give me freebies, offer to take me somewhere exotic, or invite me to out-of-hours 'fun' events.

What's in it for them, I always ask myself cynically... as I get ready to go out/open the bottle.

However, my stone heart was melted somewhat earlier today, when a courier delivered a bottle of Talisker from Diageo.

"Dear Olly," the note read. "Happy Birthday!"

Warm thanks to Isabelle Thomas and the Diageo press crew. As for the rest of you, do feel free to diarise 1 September as a very special day in the Wehring household.

I'll toast you all tomorrow.


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