The Anonymous Widower

The Lucky Seven

Why the Lucky Seven?

Because i’m drinking them! Does that make us the Lucky Eight?

The seven were the last on display in Marks and Spencer on Finsbury Pavement.

The City is a good hunting ground for this excellent beer!

April 16, 2019 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Luton – An Unwelcoming Town For Coeliacs

On my visit to Luton station, I decided to take a walk to the town centre for some lunch.

I took these pictures.

Except for the town hall, I saw nothing of any architectural merit.

Gluten-Free Food In Luton Town Centre

If like me, you need gluten-free food, then I suggest you don’t go near Luton.

All I saw was two ageing sandwiches in the Marks and Spencer, which is closing on May the fourth.

If there’s a worse town in the UK, for gluten-free food, I haven’t found it.

Blackburn, Bardford, Crewe, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are all several times better.

April 15, 2019 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

Bean About Town

I liked this name when I saw it on a coffee stall outside Kentish Town station.

I also noted that the stall was selling the mandarin and chocolate chip gluten-free cake.

I’d have had some, but I had just had breakfast.

When I’m in the area I’ll check them out properly.

April 8, 2019 Posted by | Food | , , , | Leave a comment

My First Fast Food Burger In Twenty Years

As a coeliac, I do eat burgers, but only from the upmarket chains and proper restaurants, who say everything is gluten free.

I also trust McDonalds chips, which with an orange juice make a stomach filler.

Today I got an e-mail, which said that Leon now do gluten-free buns with their burgers.

The char-grilled chicken burger was very nice.

I certainly didn’t have any adverse reaction.

April 5, 2019 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

Bremen

I took a detour from Bremen Hauptbahnhof, when I changed trains to walk to the centre.

If there’s a convenient hotel, it looks like it could be a place for a pit-stop or overnight stay.

By the way, the sausage appeared to be gluten-free, as I certainly had no reaction and German sausages usually are.

March 28, 2019 Posted by | Food, World | , | Leave a comment

Changing Trains At Scarborough – March 13th, 2019

I took these pictures, whilst changing from the York to Scarborough train to one going to Hull.

There used to be a cafe in the Stephen Joseph Theatre, but they pointed me to the Eat Me Cafe in the road behind.

I visited the cafe at the wrong time of day. Otherwise, I would have had lunch, as they had gluten-free options.

March 18, 2019 Posted by | Food, Transport | , | Leave a comment

The Orchestra Pit At Waterloo Station – 14th March 2019

These pictures show the area nicknamed the orchestra pit at Waterloo station.

It looks like it could be open soon!

Although Network Rail and their pandering to the terrible tastes of the average rail traveller, this are will probably filled with gluten-rich junk food.

I’d like to see a Leon added to Waterloo, as they already have two Marks and Spencers and a Carluccio’s.

March 16, 2019 Posted by | Food, Transport | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Alternative Uses For Socks

I always carry a spare pair of socks in my man-bag.

Take today, I needed to bring home two bottles of beer safely from Sainsbury’s.

So each went in its own sock.

And they fitted snugly in my man-bag.

As you can see, they came home safely.

 

 

February 6, 2019 Posted by | Food | , | 1 Comment

Where Do All The Teaspoons Go?

When I moved to London I had about a dozen teaspoons. I know I tend to use a lot in cooking, but I am now down to around six.

So where do all the teaspoons go?

I always remember seeing a spokesman for the cutlers in Sheffield on television, saying that the number of teaspoons sold far exceeds all other utensils.

December 31, 2018 Posted by | Food | | 3 Comments

It Pays To Complain Politely!

I like Nakd bars.

My favourite was the Cocoa Mint bar, but I was having difficulty getting them.

I complained politely and found out that they had been discontinued.

The company said they’d send a few others for me to try.

I wasn’t expecting a box of nine.

Note the box came in the padded bag on the left, so it came through my letterbox, without needing to be collected from the Post Office.

How many Christmas parcels have to be collected, because companies don’t pack them properly?

 

December 7, 2018 Posted by | Food | , , , | 2 Comments