I’ve been cheating and put all the women’s stuff on a timer, while in fact we were in the UK for our son’s wedding. All the lovely photos are on Facebook!
This time we flew with British Airways, and it was nice not to have to worry about the weight of our suitcases and get free nosh on the flight! We flew into Gatwick and as we came in over the parking lots I was a tad worried to see our yellow Fiat Panda already parked there, it was also in Barton on sea when I was out for a walk with Liz, in Swanage, and in the airport parking at Stansted, what was it up to I wonder??? Or maybe that yellow is so rare as a car colour it stood out. My daughter said I was totally sad for noticing this!
We then took as train to New Milton, our old town but had a pause at Clapham junction where we enjoyed the first on our culinary list, a fresh, warm traditional Cornish Pasty, with a cup of proper tea, fantastic. We then munched our way through our list during the trip, all stuff we can’t get here. Oat weetabix, Scones and jam in a Dorset cream tea, curry, a proper roast beef with all the trimmings, apple crumble with custard, sausage rolls, Bath buns, Steak and Kidney pie, Chocolate and ordinary Hobnobs, Victoria sponge, Lamb shank, Sausages, Pork and lincoln, full English breakfast and of course in Swanage, fish and chips! We haven’t dared weigh ourselves,but it was worth every mouthful. This is all part of the ex-pat thing I suppose, we rarely mention these delights at home in Austria, apart from an occasional whim. Most of these are also relatively high in fat and unhealthy!!!!
If we went back to the UK, we would soon take all these for take them as the norm and probably not eat them, so what is better, to enjoy as a treat or take for granted???????