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Keeping UK plc afloat - The Titfield Thunderbolt
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Keeping UK plc afloat
There is growing talk of a consumer 'slowdown' in the UK economy.

This week, in an attempt not to buy more books, I have ... errm ... acquired the following

  • Rough Guides for Vienna, Budapest, and Belgium & Luxembourg

  • The European Dream by Jeremy Rifkin

  • Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer

  • Memories by Andrei Gromyko

  • Inside the House of Commons by John Biffen



Admittedly, I can lay some responsibility for the last two at kharin's door, for detouring into the Oxfam bookshop on our way to the Reading farmers' market this morning, where I acquired the following:

  • 2 x Pheasant Pie

  • Lamb and Mint Sausages

  • a bronze fennel plant


It's the first time I have been, and though I was disappointed there didn't seem to be any venison or boar on offer it wasn't at all bad; maybe I should try the one in Woodley (very convenient from work) when it's next on as well. kharin was a bit disapproving of the rook on offer, though, and neither of us much fancied the brawn.

So no, I am not spending unnecessarily at all ...
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strange_complex From: strange_complex Date: May 22nd, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
...a bit disapproving of the rook on offer...

Is this actually a reference to the bird, rook, or is it a name for some cut of meat I don't know about? I just find it hard to believe that rook would be particularly nice to eat - or at least not significantly nicer than e.g. pheasant or other more typical game birds to make it worth bothering with.
qatsi From: qatsi Date: May 22nd, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, there were a pair of them - looked like pigeon or quail, except that the meat and even the skeleton were much darker, almost black.

And the pheasant pies were good, even if kharin's did come with a side-serving of lead shot.
strange_complex From: strange_complex Date: May 23rd, 2005 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Blimey! The things you learn. Still doesn't sound very appetising, though.
uitlander From: uitlander Date: May 30th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've found that the Farmer's market in Newbury has a better range than the Reading one (including Ostrich).
qatsi From: qatsi Date: May 30th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that would be another option then, thank you.
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