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AA Gill & British Pubs

In Food, Books, UK by tony3 Comments

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2020 AA Gill & British Pubs AA Gill & Jeffrey Steingarten Two wonderful food writers are the late AA Gill, UK and Jeffrey Steingarten, USA. Both have a unique voice and have brought something special to ‘foodie’ writing. Both writers have created a persona, which whilst probably not true adds something immeasurable to …

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Dog Story

In Travel, The rest, UK by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Jack, Dukie and Denise    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 September 2016 Doggie Tails Original title, which I much prefer. House-sitting, Buckinghamshire, UK Setting The Chiltern Hills form a chalk escarpment in South East England. We were house-sitters in two locations here in Buckinghamshire during the summer of 2014. The first place we spent one week, had a …

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What travel costs 4: eight months in Europe

In Travel, Germany, UK by tonyLeave a Comment

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 30 July 2015    Trip to Europe, April to December 2014. Background Denise and I travelled to Europe on 22 April 2014 and returned on the evening of 6 December. Our trip in Europe lasted just less than 8 months (226 days). One of the reasons for going was to undertake some house-sitting internationally and to …

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British Food — an appraisal of the middle

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  May 2015    Trip to the UK 16 July to 16 September 2014    In Britain or in far-flung outposts around the world in what either used to be the British Empire or in countries influenced by Britain, one meets the British. And when the conversation turns to food, the Brits inevitably bore you about how …

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False memories and The Mill on the Floss

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, May 2014     Memory is fallible. I read once that ‘old people’, read everyone, have very unreliable memories about weather in the past. I applied this test to myself, and though I am reluctant to admit it, my own memories of hot summers, the weather of my youth is completely unreliable. I …