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October 1st, 2008 (01:06 pm)

At Saturday lunchtime I was heartily agreeing with tree_and_leaf and nineveh_uk in The Old Tom about the relatively poor quality of chips in southern England, compared with the north of England and Scotland.

This lunchtime I succumbed to sudden pangs, postponed thoughts of reducing my waistline, and went up to the chip shop, here in my Oxfordshire town, for a veggie burger and chips. As I tore open the paper I did indeed reflect that I could probably do better, browner chips in my own kitchen, but I am seduced by the idea of being presented with something wrapped in paper (though sadly not newsprint) being handed over the counter.

However, I must revive my resolution of eating more salad and walking more; I currently feel pleasantly full and wish this would continue for longer than it does.


Posted by: gwydion_writes (gwydion_writes)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)

This is far too lyrical for me to stand. Any chips, brown or not, would be so very welcome in this land of food products of unknown origin. Sigh!And the veggie burger too. Thanks for all the doc. news.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: chips

I've just apostasised again, and had a veggie burger and chips at Posh Fish on Walton Street before heading back to Woodstock... so near to Oxford here, and yet so far. Both burger and chips are better and cheaper than those at Smarts in Woodstock.