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Old 03-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #121
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How did the duck egg prices compare to chicken egg prices? Over here they're ludicrously expensive.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #122
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I loved the Borough Market the last time my wife and I were in London last February (2012)! It was quite cold, snow even fell on London but I dragged my wife down to the market on a Saturday morning and we got some cheeses, cured meats and breads, enough for the week we were there for snacks and fun foods. I liked it more than Chelsea which is fun but a bit more touristy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:05 AM   #123
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Great photos Sundae! I'll have to take back all that trash I talked about food in Britain.
That's also a gorgeous coat.
You were right about me losing my sense of humour though.
I guess sometimes the things that make you go hmmm are the ones that strike home
I'll forgive you anything if'n you like my coat anyway... Still getting used to it. It's technically a cape - has no arms.
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How did the duck egg prices compare to chicken egg prices? Over here they're ludicrously expensive.
Damn, I cut the price off in my photo.
They are more expensive than hens' eggs, but they're not in the luxury food realm. They're probably 2-3 per half dozen. Large free-range eggs are about a pound cheaper. Caged (battery) farmed eggs are cheaper yet, but I don't buy those.

We're a nation of duck-keepers. Or at least we're a county of duck-keepers. True Aylesbury Ducks are rare now, but a recognised breed.
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I loved the Borough Market the last time my wife and I were in London last February (2012)! It was quite cold, snow even fell on London but I dragged my wife down to the market on a Saturday morning and we got some cheeses, cured meats and breads, enough for the week we were there for snacks and fun foods. I liked it more than Chelsea which is fun but a bit more touristy.
Am now embarrassed at the idea that it's possible to go to Borough Market and not take countless photos...
Glad you enjoyed it too. With a bigger budget - or any at all - I might not have been able to make it home under the weight of my purchases. Even with my stomach shrunk to the size of a pickled walnut I still could have purchased something from every stall.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 AM   #124
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Those photos are great! Thanks for posting them, Sundae.

I love how the fish look surprised.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #125
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Fish are routinely surprised.
Mostly by the fact that bait comes with a pointy reckoning.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #126
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I liked the tour as well. It reminds me of my local Pike Place Market; I'll try to put together a similar tour sometime.

regarding the rhubarb, do you mean like walla?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #127
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Indeed. I had no idea it was regional.
Grommish.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:28 AM   #128
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Off to London to see Teddy P!
AKA Edward Petherbridge, classical actor, talented artist and all round jolly nice chap.
Comes from Bradford apparently. In the days when actors had to lose their regional accents I assume.

Lots of pics of me me me, just in slightly different settings. And some of Steven. And just one or two of London. When I publish my Photo Album, like Tracey Emin, I will have plenty of material to draw from at least.

And we're off.
16.05 to Marylebone. Train fairly empty as you would expect at this time on a weekday.
Filled up as we got closer to London and it got later.

My jewellery courtesy of Brianna's sister.
They were Bri's and when I wear them I think of her.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:39 AM   #129
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Gosh, the sunlight shows my age doesn't it?
Ah well, I hated the way I looked well into my twenties, so I'm hardly pining for them now.

Free toilets! Huzzah! Saved me 30p anyway. Wish I could have gone twice to get more value out of it.
Some of the few photos of London I took. These are all around Monument/ Cannon Street/ London Bridge.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:52 AM   #130
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Many more cyclists in London now than when I lived there. I think the Congestion Charge (payment to enter London by car) has something to do with it. Still not as many as say Oxford - or anywhere where students can't afford cars.

When I took the second photo I thought it might be of Athena, given the owls. Editing the photo I realise it's Perseus (the shield, the Gorgon's head and all that) under the protection of Athena. I love that London is littered with barely noticed details like this.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:55 AM   #131
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Let me take you by the hand, and lead you through the streets of London...
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:02 AM   #132
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One of the entrances to Monument. The one closest to Stevo's work.
I've taken a photo of the actual Monument before (it's for the Great Fire of London in 1666.) Cellar post.

My lovely brother, The Shard and London Bridge.
Three amazeballs in one photo, best only look for a second, it might explode.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #133
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The Golden Behind.

Oh, okay, a replica of the Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake's ship in which he circumnavigated the globe in Tudor times. It's tiny when you think about how many were on board originally. Many of them died of course, so it must have felt quite roomy by the time they got round to drinking their own urine.

History via Blackadder

And bro and London.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:31 AM   #134
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Impaled tourist from above shot.
That's for the Burma railway, Johnny Foreigner!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:41 AM   #135
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And off to the Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK.
My bro likes them so much he has a loyalty card.
I'm not so sure...
I feel a huge weight of red meat sitting in my gut today.

I did pig out though, so it's my own fault.
Can't remember the last time I ate red meat - and even then it would have been mince.
Still, it was a meal bought for me. I enjoyed it with my brother. The service was excellent and the taste was sublime.

I had The Don, but got Ste to change the brioche bun to a standard one. I love brioche, but with butter and hot chocolate, not with beef grease.
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Brioche bun, bacon aioli, blue cheese, American cheese, onion jam, rocket & mustard mayo
I'm sorry to say I have no idea what Steven had!
I took a pic but it's well blurry. Beef-drunk I was.

The fries... hmmmm.
I chose skinny fries, as did Ste, but he is used to them, I was shocked. I thought they would be like McD's fries. I mean they're skinny compared to chip-shop chips. No, these were more like crisps.

Steven ate most of them, after I told him I was getting too full to finish them.

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