and little bits of that!
A little bit of frivolity this morning….let’s call it Midwinter Madness
These potato slices, dipped in batter then deep fried are called Potato Cakes in Victoria. What are they called where you live?
Courtesy of those afternoon quiz shows The Golfer likes to watch, my answers to some questions proved once again my general knowledge is lacking in some quarters. I kept him company one wet afternoon and discovered:-
- Gargoyles are not the same as Grotesque/s….one is functional (keeps the rain away) – the other is decorative (also keeps evil spirits away)
- The lanes and back alleys in York are called ’snickelways’.
- Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner
- The are 24 countries whose english names have 5 letters. Benin and Gabon were two I’d never heard of😯
Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey’s former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions. ― Google
This is one I really should have known
- In the British forces a fried egg sandwich is called an ‘Egg Banjo’
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If you’re stuck in a traffic jam like these people recently make sure there’s an ice cream van close by – https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/ice-cream-van-doing-roaring-7235413
(I’m curious to know if Mr Whippy cruises the motorways on ’the off chance’ because I found articles about several similar happenings over the years)
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And for the big finish have a giggle – or a groan – at these ’Dad’s jokes’
Q. How do you make holy water?
You boil the hell out of it.
Q. What do you call a pig with laryngitis?
Q. What do you say to the person who stole your place in the queue?
I’m after you now
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Breakfast this cool morning (yes its still winter here) will be porridge with brown sugar and sultanas….my Scottish ancestors would be having a fit – salt for them was the way to go! Not my cup of tea at all😊
What’s your winter brekky like – same as usual or do you vary?
(And a little postscript here about something I rarely comment on in public – particularly if it happens in another country to mine.
I feel very saddened and fearful for all women in the USA….no matter what they believe in)
Pop over to Corinne blog – she’s hosting Monday Musings.