Bank Holiday = classic vans, bacon, foie gras and blog awards.2 Comments
It must be the bank holiday, a little bit of free time and the collection of blogs that I read regularly start posting furiously. So I’m gonna do the same.
Thanks to all who’ve suggested designers for me to contact – this is a lazy thank you – between Tweets, FB messages, E-mails and texts I had nearly twenty suggestions, so sorry if I didn’t say thank you directly. I’m supposed to be doing some work today putting a brief together on branding but I find myself lazily googling things this morning. We’ve tickets to see fencing and boxing at the Olympics this summer, and I’m trying to decide what to do. Based on the price of hotel accommodation, that’s not a viable option – so it’ll either be couch surfing with friends, staying on a campsite a fair distance out of the action or looking for a short let for a few days in the big smoke.
Bank holiday weekends are for lazing about, and in some ways that’s what I’ve done. Friday was a pretty awesome day – I have a love of classic vehicles (my first car was a 1969 VW Beetle, and we currently have a mid restoration 1974 Bedford CF in the shed). I’ve been fancying a sales/market vehicle for the business and didn’t have any idea what to get. I’d noticed that Citroen H and Citroen HY vans were getting pretty popular on ebay so I made an appointment to go and see some on Friday. Oh. My. God. I’ve fallen in love. Here’s the little beaut – she’s a late 50’s H model, starts and runs, chassis in incredible condition but she does need a fair amount of work. I haven’t jumped in and bought her, but now that I’ve seen a couple of examples I’m pretty sure that at some point in the life of Charcutier Ltd there’ll be a Citroen H van in our fleet (yes, that’s right, a fleet – it’s just an excuse to buy classic vans for the business).
We made a rare non-delivery visit to Kairdiff this weekend too. We were staying with some friends and meeting a few others at Bully’s restaurant in Canton. I’d never been there before, but I’d heard good things. 24hrs earlier I was in Mc Donalds (stealing their wifi) – a message popped up on my open Skype window from a friend in Vancouver – our conversation went a little like this…
Yo dude, we’re in Mc D’s in Carmarthen.
You’re too classy! Is there a sign there, reading……”Add bacon to ANYTHING for just 69c!!!”??
I honestly saw that sign in my McD’s the other day. I was blown away.
You had me at Bacon.
So, what does that have to do with Bully’s? Well, excuse the terribly out of focus iphone photo, but they offered ‘pan fried foie gras on anything’ for £6.50. Quite a step up!
Yesterday we called with the in-laws, lamb for lunch from Sainsburys. we’ve got friends who sell around a thousand head a year of lamb to Sainsburys and I’m always impressed with the quality. There was I, tucking in to my plateful, commenting on how good the lamb was, when I was told it was from New Zealand. Having received funding from HCC who run the Welsh Lamb campaign, this is akin to heresy. But, I’ve got to admit, it was bloody lovely.
Lastly, when I got up this morning I had a wonderful surprise. Rose, who I mentioned in the Meat for Art post has nominated the blog as part of the Versatile Blogger Awards. Check out her other nominees!
That means I’ve a duty to:
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
7 things about myself:
- My favourite crisp flavour is cheese and onion.
- I’m a volunteer film projectionist at Cross Hands Public Hall and Cinema.
- I have a Basil Brush lamp on my desk.
- I don’t like courgette or aubergine.
- My tele-visual guilty pleasures include Nothing to Delcare(Australia) and Auction Hunters.
- I’m a compulsive hoarder.
- I’m convinced that one day I WILL win the lottery.