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I called into Glocester services on the M5 the other day.

I think it's owned by Westmorland Farmers that run Tebay services on the M6.

In my experience Tebay has easily been the best services on the motorways. They specialise in local produce and it's like an upmarket farm shop.

The new Gloucester services claim that most of the produce was sourced within 30 miles of its site.

I assumed that certain products might be shipped down from the other site when I spotted "Cartmel Sticky Pudding" for sale.

On that basis I bought some Cumberland sausage which I've just had for my tea. Unfortunately I was disappointed as it wasn't anything like real Cumberland sausage.

Other than that they do have some lovely stuff albeit at quite fancy prices.

As an aside the best Cumberland sausage from outside of the Lake District area that I have found is Tesco's Finest. They seem to have a pretty traditional recipe.

Banksy you disgust me. Tesco sausages?

I'll bring you some proper sausages from Ombersley next time I take a break from touring...:

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Banksy you disgust me. Tesco sausages?

I'll bring you some proper sausages from Ombersley next time I take a break from touring...:

Yes I see what you mean

I'll correct that ............. I have found ARE Tesco' s Finest.

Pardon my grammar.

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I am eating here - http://london.mestizomx.com - this evening. Report to follow.

Very nice it was too.

  • Cocktail: Paloma (tequila, lime juice & grapefruit soda, in a salt-dipped mug)
  • Main course: Mole Poblano (chicken, rice and beans in a rich dark sauce - no moles were harmed)
  • Dessert: Pastel 3 Leches (layered cake made with condensed milk, evaporated milk and double cream)

Lively for a Tuesday night, no piped music but a noisy happy buzz.

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Just tried a bottle of Iron Maiden 'Trooper' ESB. Not bad, actually.

It's more than acceptable, the cask version is pretty good too.

 

Just enjoying a bottle of Andechser Bergbock Hell. I think it's my new favourite beer.

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It's more than acceptable, the cask version is pretty good too.

Just enjoying a bottle of Andechser Bergbock Hell. I think it's my new favourite beer.

I'll have to look that one out.

I ate in a Brewers Fayre. There was no ale, and the food was disgusting.

Never again.

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the field opposite my daughter's house is used to grow potatoes for Seabrook's crisps. They've told her she can have any taties that are left after they are harvested. Looking forward to it.

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the field opposite my daughter's house is used to grow potatoes for Seabrook's crisps. They've told her she can have any taties that are left after they are harvested. Looking forward to it.

Living the dream.

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Living the dream.

owt for nowt

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the field opposite my daughter's house is used to grow potatoes for Seabrook's crisps. They've told her she can have any taties that are left after they are harvested. Looking forward to it.

 

My neighbours were out potato harvesting over the weekend, backsides pointing to the sky.  Looked back breaking work (which I obviously didn't join in with).

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the field opposite my daughter's house is used to grow potatoes for Seabrook's crisps. They've told her she can have any taties that are left after they are harvested. Looking forward to it.

 

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My neighbours were out potato harvesting over the weekend, backsides pointing to the sky.  Looked back breaking work (which I obviously didn't join in with).

I don't blame you tim.

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I don't blame you tim.

 

I'm limbering up for Wednesday when I have to shift and stack four cubic metres of wood.....  

 

All my friends seem to be occupied that day for some reason.

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At school I did a few weeks of potato harvesting to make myself some money. I thought I was fit but that was back breaking work. I earned every penny of that money!

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At school I did a few weeks of potato harvesting to make myself some money. I thought I was fit but that was back breaking work. I earned every penny of that money!

10 bob a day and a shopping bag of spuds and a farmer shouting "Pick clean, Pick clean"

Still it were better than sweeping chimneys.

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10 bob a day and a shopping bag of spuds and a farmer shouting "Pick clean, Pick clean"

Still it were better than sweeping chimneys.

It was £15 a day, which was a huge amount for a 16 year old still at school in the mid-late 80s.  I remember it was £15 a day because I spent every minute of those days splitting the day into working hours, then half hours, then quarter hours, then 5 minutes and thinking that it really wasn't worth it while my arms were shaking with the effort and my back felt like I'd been beaten senseless by everyone alive in the UK at the time.

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It was £15 a day, which was a huge amount for a 16 year old still at school in the mid-late 80s. I remember it was £15 a day because I spent every minute of those days splitting the day into working hours, then half hours, then quarter hours, then 5 minutes and thinking that it really wasn't worth it while my arms were shaking with the effort and my back felt like I'd been beaten senseless by everyone alive in the UK at the time.

£15 !!!!!!!

The last time I did it was 1970, my mate was on the dole and I was on holiday from work so I went to keep him company, that was 10 shillings (50p in today's money)

When I first did it in the early 60's it was half a crown a day (12.5p) a day. The other benefit of doing in those days was there were always girls around that would let you cop a feel. Bit of t1t and 5 woodbine! Oh happy days.

With my paper round money of 12/6d ( 62.5p) Macmillan was right "I'd never had it so good".

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£15 !!!!!!!

The last time I did it was 1970, my mate was on the dole and I was on holiday from work so I went to keep him company, that was 10 shillings (50p in today's money)

When I first did it in the early 60's it was half a crown a day (12.5p) a day. The other benefit of doing in those days was there were always girls around that would let you cop a feel. Bit of t1t and 5 woodbine! Oh happy days.

With my paper round money of 12/6d ( 62.5p) Macmillan was right "I'd never had it so good".

I vomited when I read that. Filthy old man.

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£15 !!!!!!!

The last time I did it was 1970, my mate was on the dole and I was on holiday from work so I went to keep him company, that was 10 shillings (50p in today's money)

When I first did it in the early 60's it was half a crown a day (12.5p) a day. The other benefit of doing in those days was there were always girls around that would let you cop a feel. Bit of t1t and 5 woodbine! Oh happy days.

With my paper round money of 12/6d ( 62.5p) Macmillan was right "I'd never had it so good".

When I did the work it was all 30-50 year old women who were working there but they looked all in their 60s. :(

 

My mate got booted off the crew for making a joke that there was a DHSS man asking about where they were working the next day and half the women didn't show up in case they got caught out.

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when I was a youth you did pea pulling in mid summer and tatie scratting in late summer/autumn. You were paid by the sackful. Pea pulling wasn't so bad. The weather was better, you could eat the peas and it was cleaner. There was no machinery involved with either apart from a tractor ploughing up the tatie furrows then it was all by hand. It was vile and you had to be desperate.

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I make no comment...

 

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Lordy Lordy

 

sometimes there just aren't enough gutters to be found face down in

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I make no comment...

 

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an animal gave its life to finish up like that.

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an animal gave its life to finish up like that.

I wonder if you can hook it up to an intravenous drip...

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