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[quote name='gosport11']Cant beat a sausage roll from greggs[/quote]
And now there won't be any VAT on them! The Nasty Pasty tax has been resolved....:D :rolleyes:
Jo.

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One wonders how many weeks those big kebab things go round and round for, if business is slow. Ye Gods !

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kebabs are normally eaten after a good nite in the pub,by that time you dont really care ;):D:)

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I'm not sure how this thread got resurrected after 18 months or so in the grave, but it definitely seems to be showing signs of life.

Just no one mention delicacies such as deep-fried Mars bars / Bounties etc ....

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We had a day on a HAL ship, at South Queensferry, along with quite a few forum friends. One of them took a photo of a S.Q chippy, which was offering battered Mars bars. HAL had fed us too well to try one, though....:rolleyes:

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[quote name='CraftyEC']I'm not sure how this thread got resurrected after 18 months or so in the grave, but it definitely seems to be showing signs of life.

Just no one mention delicacies such as deep-fried Mars bars / Bounties etc ....[/QUOTE]
I plead guilty to re birthing this thread, I am already transported to the Colonies, so just a kick up the backside will do. LOL.

I am just getting my taste buds in order to savor some UK Fast Food next year, have mercy on my stomach. Edited by NSWP

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SUbway is really nice, and you can't beat a pasty from Greggs now and again. Apart from that, I try to stay away from the fast food, just because of how unhealthy and greasy it is. Also, who knows what goes in there...

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Thankfully, UK fast food now includes Mexican burrito bars (at least, they are fairly widespread throughout London).

When I moved to London from Texas 13 years ago, a friend's mother said to me that the biggest reason that she could never move to London was that she couldn't live without Mexican food. Now, her objection has been removed! Edited by LipBalmAddict

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[quote name='LipBalmAddict']Thankfully, UK fast food now includes Mexican burrito bars (at least, they are fairly widespread throughout London).

When I moved to London from Texas 13 years ago, a friend's mother said to me that the biggest reason that she could never move to London was that she couldn't live without Mexican food. Now, her objection has been removed![/quote]
There's a great burrito bar at Victoria railway station, called Mi Casa.

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[quote name='Suzieanna']Still thinking about scraps! Wonder if my husband will make me some for my tea.[/QUOTE]
Scraps for tea? Please explain !! Scraps is what we put in the garbage bin or give to the Labrador. Edited by NSWP

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Hi Les

Scraps are, I suppose, a byproduct from when you deep fry a fish that is coated in batter. Parts of the batter break off and float in the hot fat. This would be scooped out and put in the hot cabinet with the battered fish where it would dry all nice and crispy.

When I was a child, we used to go to the fish and chip shop of a Friday. Mum and dad would get fish and chips and us kids would always ask for chips and scraps. Sometimes there would be a bit of fish in the scrap if you were very lucky!!!

Its funny when you look back at the stuff you used to eat - sugar sandwiches, scraps, lard just put on the bread - full fat everything - yet none of us were sick or fat!

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[quote name='Suzieanna']

Its funny when you look back at the stuff you used to eat - sugar sandwiches, scraps, lard just put on the bread - full fat everything - yet none of us were sick or fat![/quote]

Same here (with my generation), but my generation didn't have video games and as much on offer on telly. We went outside and roller skated, swam and rode bikes for several hours a day.

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[quote name='Suzieanna']Hi Les

Scraps are, I suppose, a byproduct from when you deep fry a fish that is coated in batter. Parts of the batter break off and float in the hot fat. This would be scooped out and put in the hot cabinet with the battered fish where it would dry all nice and crispy.

When I was a child, we used to go to the fish and chip shop of a Friday. Mum and dad would get fish and chips and us kids would always ask for chips and scraps. Sometimes there would be a bit of fish in the scrap if you were very lucky!!!

Its funny when you look back at the stuff you used to eat - sugar sandwiches, scraps, lard just put on the bread - full fat everything - yet none of us were sick or fat![/QUOTE]
Thanks for that..I think I remember those as 'Batter Bits.' Yes and bread and dripping. No wonder I need those Cholestorol pills these days, or is it too many hits of ye olde cheese board on the ships?

Merry Christmas, stay warm there, a balmy 28C here. Edited by NSWP

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[quote name='NSWP']Thanks for that..I think I remember those as 'Batter Bits.' Yes and bread and dripping. No wonder I need those Cholestorol pills these days, or is it too many hits of ye olde cheese board on the ships?

Merry Christmas, stay warm there, a balmy 28C here.[/QUOTE]

Hello from 'Old' South Wales, and you had to rub it in about the weather.......Actually we're having quite a mild December, so far still in double figures at 12C, and we have seemed to miss all the recent storms the UK's experienced this last month or too....:):)

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[quote name='newport dave']Hello from 'Old' South Wales, and you had to rub it in about the weather.......Actually we're having quite a mild December, so far still in double figures at 12C, and we have seemed to miss all the recent storms the UK's experienced this last month or too....:):)[/QUOTE]
12C, a heatwave dave ! Oh and the cricket, you Welsh mob don't support the England team do you? LOL. It is all over red rover.

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Now now boys!!! We all have our cross to bear!

My husband is a Man United supporter - that's his great tragedy :D

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[quote name='NSWP']12C, a heatwave dave ! Oh and the cricket, you Welsh mob don't support the England team do you? LOL. It is all over red rover.[/QUOTE]

Les

I'm English, just happen to live in Wales....The England cricket team, is actually England & Wales, there have been numerous Welsh players over the years a couple are Robert Croft, Martin Maynard and most recently Eoin Morgan. The ECB is actually the English and Welsh Cricket Board. But as Wales is a principality of England and not a country then nobody ever gives the full title.

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[quote name='Suzieanna']Now now boys!!! We all have our cross to bear!

[COLOR="Red"][B]My husband is a Man United supporter[/B][/COLOR] - that's his great tragedy :D[/QUOTE]


That's a shame, how's he taking their amazing fall from glory....:D:D:D Edited by newport dave

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[quote name='newport dave']Les

I'm English, just happen to live in Wales....The England cricket team, is actually England & Wales, there have been numerous Welsh players over the years a couple are Robert Croft, Martin Maynard and most recently Eoin Morgan. The ECB is actually the English and Welsh Cricket Board. But as Wales is a principality of England and not a country then nobody ever gives the full title.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, one learns something new every day.

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