Category Archives: Meat

Lifting the lid…..

A very significant moment of the year has just occurred and passed, unnoticed, to all but me. I have put on a pair of socks. This ceremony is as clear a sign of seasonal change as naked druids dancing at … Continue reading

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egg tempera..ment

Like a sun tanned Humpty Dumpty, I am cracked and broken. As with H.D, I am basically a good egg but fragile. The last few days have provided me with a cogent and flawless argument against the extension of the … Continue reading

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I got the bleus..du ciel, de la mer..the summertime bleus.

It might surprise you to hear that I’ve been ranting quite a lot over the last day or two, although surprise may not be first among the emotions felt, by those of you who know me well, on hearing that unsurprising news. I’ve … Continue reading

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A well turned leg…

“He’s looking at my legs again…” is the frequent bleat of  attractive young lambs. Having your legs checked out, as a lamb, will mean one of two things: you’re about to become the plaything of a lonely shepherd or you’r changing … Continue reading

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Eating outdoors at last….

Dreams have the unfortunate habit of remaining unfulfilled so it is always a delight to have one come true. As the years have passed I have learnt to keep my dreams simple so, on this cusp of summer time, the … Continue reading

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Boudin the Bad…the tale of a sausage..

The accepted movie tradition, in old Hollywood Westerns, simplified the distinction between good and bad by the colour of the hats worn by the main protagonists. Villains wore cool black hats and heroes wore white. To my young mind the … Continue reading

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Eight bells and all’s well….not totally accurate on the bell count, but OK otherwise….

Another year has been added to the time that I have spent breathing the air of this world. I have reached a biblical point in the scribe’s view of our allotted time and so I am metaphorically putting fingers in … Continue reading

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Toed in the hole….or Irritable Vowel Syndrome

It’s not hard to conjure an unappetising name for a particularly unpleasant dish of food, but it is hard to imagine why a dish of sausages, oven cooked in a nest of batter, could have created such an misleading image … Continue reading

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Toulouse low tech…or a french sausage sandwich

The decision that the film making day should always begin at an unthinkably early hour is one with which I never fully came to terms. Not surprisingly, I was also deeply unhappy with the decision, which looked to me like … Continue reading

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One man’s meat …….

I took this picture some 10 years ago. It was a random moment; I was driving down a lane somewhere near our home….I can’t remember exactly where it was or I would be tempted to return there….when I saw these … Continue reading

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