Category Archives: Food

Chariots of Fire

West Sands 1

This is the beach where the famous opening scene was filmed for the 1981 Chariots of Fire movie: West Sands in St Andrews, Scotland

There is still a plaque here, commemorating the film. West Sands was used to portray Broadstairs in Kent, where the runners actually ran.

West Sands 2 Plaque

It’s a lovely stretch of wild sandy beach and on the day we went, fairly deserted. It was late July and though not raining, there was a strong breeze, which I think there always is!

West Sands 3

There were many birds in this small river inlet to the sea; mostly seagulls, but also a few dark birds.

West Sands 4

It’s hard to see exactly what they are, but some of the dark birds had white on them.

As I’ve mentioned before, my little Canon camera really battles to take a clear picture in dim lighting; the photo is grainy and pixelated.

West Sands 5

And just to prove I was here; here I am – wind-swept and freezing!

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Instead of the well-known opening clip from the Chariots of Fire movie, with the lads jogging along the beach (also looking wind-swept and freezing!) here’s the comedic genius of Rowan Atkinson showing them a thing or two at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

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After being blown to bits on the beach (which I find refreshing; plenty of oxygen!) we went for sustenance at a lovely little hidden away cafe and had the best scones ever!

Scones

There was a choice of the most delicious fillings such as fresh fruit, all with great names, like the Prince of Wales etc

I just had a plain one, with butter, jam and clotted cream, but it was scrumptious and basically, that was my lunch!

 

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Sunday Musings #86

I hate when I think I’m buying organic vegetables and when I get home I discover they’re just regular donuts.

– Robin McCauley Lynch

 

I just found this hilarious!

I don’t actually buy organic vegetables, or even any vegetables, very often, apart from the staple carrot, which I eat raw. And I’m not that keen on donuts either; they’re too greasy.

But I certainly appreciate the sentiment in the above quote. After all, however many healthy foods I buy, it’s still chocolate that I want to eat!

 

post script: WP glitch. Has anyone else noticed a problem trying to comment on posts in the WP Reader? I read the post and go to comment, only to find there is no comment box. Clicking on the comment icon takes you to the bottom of the post – where there is still no comment box. 

Any suggestions, or is this just me?

 

I Love You!

Chocolate Egg

Cadbury creme eggs were always a favourite at Easter time and I ate more than my fair share of them growing up in the UK. Of course, they are much smaller now than they used to be and, in my opinion, not quite as yummy.

You used to be able to buy these here in SA, many years ago. Then they disappeared for decades. Amazingly, last week I found one small box of them just sitting there in a local store. I haven’t been back since, so have no idea if there are any left. And I only bought three!

However, my favourite cream eggs ever, I used to buy at a Transport Cafe, when I was a kid living in the north of England. They were half a chocolate egg with the most delicious white cream inside. They stopped making them while I was still a kid, which was such a pity, as they were affordable to us. But I still remember them fondly.

Do you have a favourite chocolate egg?

 

Sunday Musings #85

I just stepped on a cornflake. Now I’m a cereal killer. 

– Unknown

 

Just a little nonsense for a sleepy Sunday!

I love a play on words and the unexpected. Though I can’t remember the last time I actually ate cornflakes!

 

I also love that Autocorrect is prompting me to change ‘cereal’ to ‘serial’, confirming what I always suspected; computers have no sense of humour!

 

Sunday Musings #78

I’m glad I don’t have to hunt my own food; I don’t even know where sandwiches live.

– Anon

 

Since I love sandwiches, I enjoyed this quote.

And why is it that often the things you love are bad for you? I mean specifically – bread. Sadly, I have to limit bread to a treat maybe once a week.