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Thread #162185   Message #3858250
Posted By: Senoufou
01-Jun-17 - 03:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
Since Steve has been Very Disobedient, (and will have to sit on the Naughty Step) I'll add some more to my statutory three examples:-

asparagus, Cromer crabs, kippers, fish-and-chips, rhubarb, bread-and-butter pudding, custard, rice pudding, toad-in-the-hole, summer pudding, Bramley apple pie, pork pie, Old Speckled Hen and Adnam's ales, Aberdeen Angus beef, every cheese made in UK, (all cheeses, but I'm restricted to England) Cornish ice-cream, Cornish cream, Cornish/Devon cream teas, scones, drop scones, steak-and-kidney pie, 'proper' gravy, Yorkshire puddings, Cumberland sausages, stone-ground flour. (That's some food dealt with)

agricultural shows with Shire horses pulling brewers' drays, ploughing competitions with horse-drawn ploughs, riding schools going past, herb gardens, NT stately homes, Hampton Court maze, deck chairs, village bingo, thatched houses, well-dressing, gardening, foxgloves, wild roses in the hedgerows, lawns, herbaceous borders, greenhouses.

(One of the reasons I started this thread is that I've been considering ending my days in my beloved W Africa, near to my bereaved mum-in-law and all my husband's family. It could be done, but I would miss England terribly and don't reckon I could bear it.)