Almost D-day for my Wales trip!

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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:27 pm When we picked the car up and the guy went to familiarize me with some of the controls, I instinctively walked to the door on the left, to which he responded, “wrong side, mate.”
I learned to drive partly in France, so RH traffic and LHD have never been an issue. A few years ago in Cyprus, I hired a car (same sides as UK) but it was an auto and I had spent 40 years driving manuals. Fortunately it was a quiet morning, because I spent the first few minutes doing emergency stops! The front seat passenger was under instruction to say "No clutch!" at every junction or roundabout. :lol:
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@Amor Vincit Omnia I’m also guilty of doing that the first time I drove an automatic. Thankfully I was on my own so had no one to laugh at my mistake/incompetence *

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@iain and @Amor Vincit Omnia I owned two manuals and drove them for years. To this day when I have to stop in a hurry my left foot still slams down for the clutch. I don't think that will ever go away.
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iain wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 2:29 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:06 pm Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
[repeat until remembered]

Oh no they’re not. Crisps are what you would call chips so you’ve got that part correct.

Chips are chips though and fries are fries. Completely different beasts.

Fries are the skinny ones that go cold as soon as they are served and are like those things you get in McDogfood with your burger. Chips are much fatter, more tasty and are a very different potato based side.
We just got back from dinner at a pub called The White Rose, and I think the chips that came with my wife’s fish and chips might easily be the best chips I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding, they were fantastic - crispy on the outside while light and fluffy on the inside.

I opted for chicken tikka masala, also quite good.

I washed it down with a real ale (Butcombe Original)…after the gin & tonic.

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^^^^ Great chips and real ale. Holiday goals achieved on day one.
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missF wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:54 pm A fish supper would just be fish and chips. North of England you might get mushy peas included? I remember getting batter crumbs ( no idea what to call it) with a fish supper in Leeds.


I guess none of this is helping Drew and Mrs Drew :wave:
Scratchings.(your batter bits). Marks and Spencer do a decent bistro fish and chips that includes a small sachet of scratchings.

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jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:23 pm
iain wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 2:29 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Wed Jun 28, 2023 1:06 pm Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
Crisps are chips and chips are fries…
[repeat until remembered]

Oh no they’re not. Crisps are what you would call chips so you’ve got that part correct.

Chips are chips though and fries are fries. Completely different beasts.

Fries are the skinny ones that go cold as soon as they are served and are like those things you get in McDogfood with your burger. Chips are much fatter, more tasty and are a very different potato based side.
We just got back from dinner at a pub called The White Rose, and I think the chips that came with my wife’s fish and chips might easily be the best chips I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding, they were fantastic - crispy on the outside while light and fluffy on the inside.

I opted for chicken tikka masala, also quite good.

I washed it down with a real ale (Butcombe Original)…after the gin & tonic.


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I don't know what that ale is. Rather too dark for me. I'll take a nicely hopped light ale, a decent lager or a cider. Rekorderlig Strawberry and Kiwi is good, but a bit too sweet. Enjoy Drew. Are you in Wales or still in London?
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