Many years ago I remember having a conversation with a certain young lady. She must have been about seven at the time.
“What’s that?” she said; remarking on the bottle I was holding.
“It’s Cod-liver Oil” said I.
“What’s Cod-liver Oil?” she said.
“Well … it’s for grown-ups … its good for you … and it tastes nice”
Ok, Ok that last bit may have been a slight exaggeration … but it is good for you!
Of course she wanted to try it.
After a rather large spoonful was dispensed I have never seen anyone move to the fridge and down half a pint of milk straight from the bottle so quickly.
As I tipped a few bottles of Cod-liver oil into the chum we were mixing the other weekend I couldn’t help smiling to myself as I was remembered that conversation.
On this occasion the Fulmars were much more appreciative.