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Old Jan 14th 2007, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by JoanMC View Post
Sachet ! Probably thought you were talking about a new dance craze!
Considering its our National dish and the Australian background that is incredible,,maybe it's a deliberate slight on things British?.when Americans visit here they can't get enough of our trad F&Chips,No vinegar is almost as bad as a pub with no beer!,,,,BTW, do they drink "real ale" in Australia or is it that chemical stuff that my husband says pretends to be lager.....That would say it all...
90% of the beer is like knats p!ss... but I am beginning to either..

1) Find the odd beer that's OK.. I.E. Some of the James Squire stuff. or
2) I am developing a taste for Aussie beer:scared: *shudders at the very thought*
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Old Jan 14th 2007, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by northernbird View Post
being a northern bird I am exactly the same. We used to get chips, scraps and gravy. yummo. when we moved to

Are scraps just the bits off the end of the fish?
99% batter with the odd fish scale in it?.

We used to call them scrapings in manchester.
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Old Jan 14th 2007, 7:05 am
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Are scraps just the bits off the end of the fish?
99% batter with the odd fish scale in it?.

We used to call them scrapings in manchester.
yes, the bits of batter that fall off when the fish is fried. v. unhealthy but delish. takes me back that does. sat outside the chippy with scraps and gravy, snogging darren clark and drinking dandelion and burdock. Simple days.
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Originally Posted by northernbird View Post
yes, the bits of batter that fall off when the fish is fried. v. unhealthy but delish. takes me back that does. sat outside the chippy with scraps and gravy, snogging darren clark and drinking dandelion and burdock. Simple days.
Substitute Shane Warne for Darren Clark and you'd be in heaven
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Originally Posted by meljor View Post
How about meat pie mushy peas and mint sauce, beats meat pie and tomato sauce any day of the week.
Got to be genuine UK vinegary mint sauce though - I find the stuff over here is either mint jelly,or is too sweet.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Substitute Shane Warne for Darren Clark and you'd be in heaven
very nice thought. I think you and I are the only members of the 'sex on a stick club here'
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
I couldn't do the chips and gravy thing - my ex grew up in Blackpool and loved it, but I was always dubious.
I think the funniest bit with the vinegar was the way they ceremoniously brought me this dish of it!!
I once heard a story about a Labour politician at a conference in Blackpool walking into the local chippy, with the press core it tow, and looking a complete burk when he asked for a portion of the 'lovely looking guacamole'.... pointing at the mushy peas.
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Originally Posted by northernbird View Post
very nice thought. I think you and I are the only members of the 'sex on a stick club here'
There was someone else in one of the threads - might have been Wendy - I'll see if I can find it

Edited to add - http://britishexpats.com/forum/showp...&postcount=101

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There was someone else in one of the threads - might have been Wendy - I'll see if I can find it

Edited to add - http://britishexpats.com/forum/showp...&postcount=101
Did you know that Shane Keith Warne is an anagram of....






'Is Heathen Wanker'
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Did you know that Shane Keith Warne is an anagram of....






'Is Heathen Wanker'
How long did it take you to work that out?

I also think he is sexy.....BUT, I also think he is a complete and utter ar*ehole too, so anyone who wants him is more than welcome. You don't know where he's been!
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How I long for a pair of M&S Knickers
Just bought myself a pack of 5 for £6.00, and for the record they were made in Egypt! Dare I confess it was two years since I last bought any, that's how long they last......and they are still going strong, LOL!

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Originally Posted by St.Georges Girl View Post
How long did it take you to work that out?
A bloody long time.
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Did you know that Shane Keith Warne is an anagram of....






'Is Heathen W*nker'
And your point is

Originally Posted by St.Georges Girl View Post
How long did it take you to work that out?

I also think he is sexy.....BUT, I also think he is a complete and utter ar*ehole too, so anyone who wants him is more than welcome. You don't know where he's been!
You won't be in the queue then? Phew, just me, NB and Wendy then, forming an orderly like to send texts
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Originally Posted by meljor View Post
God your going to miss that insulation and cheap heating. We rent a house it's up for sale at $460,000 and you can see daylight through the floorboards :scared: it's weatherboard which the Aussies love but as far as I'm concerned it's just a well decorated shed. You get a lot more for your money regarding solid house with cavity wall insulation, double glazing and central heating in England, might not be as big and might have to share a wall with the neighbours but won't cost you a fortune in heating and cooling.
That is me.I keep seeing downstairs upstairs,we are going to have the polished floors redone. I do like having carpet in the bedroom,so might fix that.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Got to be genuine UK vinegary mint sauce though - I find the stuff over here is either mint jelly,or is too sweet.
"Mint Jelly" that is definately US influence,,anything to avoid good old Brit grub'?

Don't tell me they have Horse Radish and Apple Sauce Jelly as well?
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