25. 01. 2017



91 responses to “25. 01. 2017”

  1. Bill0 says :

    M&S haggis is OK.


    Pardon me.

  2. emmachisset says :


    we have trouble getting decent haggis here too…

    eg in a reputable supermarket I saw one for sale, 99p a kilo.

    😦 😦 what can you put in it and sell at a profit, at that price ???

    Alternativelly, Marks and Spencers charge about £6 for one, but it’s made from beef and pork.

    I thought haggi were traditionally made from sheep’s bits and innards, nowadays they just chuck in whatever animal bits are cheapest.

  3. emmachisset says :

    ha, snap, 🙂

  4. NuitsdeYoung says :

    I’m having paella.
    Have been round at Leo’s. Charlie was in full cuddle-cat mode, letting me pet him and licking my hands. He alo kissed me on the nose, which is one of his most utterly cute and adorable habits.

  5. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Leo, surely Donald, Whaur’s yer Troosers? should be the new US anthem? (Just change “Isle of Skye” to “Lewis”.)

  6. interiorbc says :

    MacSween of Edinburgh:


    “Macsween is a third generation family firm, passionate about making great-tasting foods. We start with the best ingredients and our family recipes, which are …”
    ‎Where To Buy · ‎Products · ‎Contact · ‎About Us

    they even have gluten free haggis and black pudding and all kinds of good stuff…

  7. xenium1 says :

    I had veggie haggis from Lidl. Very tasty. Don’t remember the brand – the wrapping’s in the bin now…

    …and the lassies shout when I go by
    “Donald grabbed ma pussy!”

  8. xenium1 says :

    I remember the crowd singing at an anti-Poll Tax rally in Glasgow, when one Mr Dewar didn’t turn up to speak at the end of the march: “Donald shat his troosers!” 🙂

  9. emmachisset says :

  10. NuitsdeYoung says :

    I assured Charlie that we wouldn’t let Donald grab him. He hasn’t enough teeth to bite, but he does have claws, anyway.

  11. emmachisset says :

    “Usain Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold after …. …fails drug test”

    Jamaican sprinter taking Peds, Quelle surprise, lols,

  12. xenium1 says :

    But not Usain, Emms.

    Fair’s fair…

  13. Paul says :

    Never tried haggis and don’t intend to ever try it.Looks and sounds disgusting..And i’m unanimous in that.

  14. Bill0 says :

    I bought a Macsween haggis on Leo’s recommendation inty. Pricey but well worth it.

    [bloody autocorrect]

  15. xenium1 says :

    And I’ve never fancied jellied eels… 😉

  16. emmachisset says :

    yes, sorry xen i was doing that Daily Mail thing of offering deliberately misleading statement 🙂

    mind you, the smoking gun’s pointing ever nearer to Mr Bolt himself.

  17. emmachisset says :

    The haggises i’ve liked didn’t taste meaty, it was the oats/barley or whatever it is that was prominent
    and the pepper seasoning, so i’d cautiously suggest that a veg haggis might be alright.

    tho i’d prefer my sheep’s bladder stuffed with lentils, onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, chillee, etc etc etc.

  18. emmachisset says :

    you’ve missed now’t x’en,

    tried jellied eels once, the fuckers were full of bones, took me totally by surprise, they don’t look like critturs with bones in, but they are stuffed.

    And the bones were big, spikey, and the rest of the eel tasted of nothing at all, with horrible jelly equally flavourless.

  19. fingsaint says :

    Speaking of unpleasant food, fingdog chucked up the chux about half an hour ago. *bleurrrgh*

  20. Bill0 says :

    Morning Fing.

    Good start to the day and I’ve just farted.

  21. interiorbc says :

    emms checkout the macsween’s site I posted above, they have a Mediterranean spiced veggie haggis that sounds like it contains everything you’d like

  22. GrandpasBarn says :

    RIP Mary Tyler Moore

  23. GrandpasBarn says :

    RIP Mary Tyler Moore

  24. GrandpasBarn says :

    Anyone around to check the ‘spam bin’?

  25. JamesFrance says :

    Burns, woohoo, it’ll take my mind off arguing with the unmentionables one is arguing against !

  26. emmachisset says :

    how did dogs survive before they had humans to tell them not to eat anything/everything that was before their eyes?

  27. emmachisset says :

    are you talking to them there Brexiters James? 🙂

  28. JamesFrance says :

    Emms, who’s they ? I know nothing !

    Looking up some Burns things to read here right now. Except I have to cook (whole meal pasta, broccoli, garlic toasted slightly in oil, what more does one need? A bit os saucisson on the side, that’s what.)

  29. neartheclocktower says :

    No Burns night shenanigans here, but happy Burns night to those that do.

    Had veggie haggis once and it was very dry and oatmealy, but maybe just a bad one. I doubt Lidl here had it.

  30. neartheclocktower says :

    The fridge part of our fridge freezer decided to die a couple of days ago. We tried stuff to fix it but it stayed stubbornly uncold. As the freezer drawers are held together by sticky tape and would cost about €50 each to replace, we decided to flash the credit card and get a new one. No choice, really.

    Yesterday we went en famille to local shop and saw one we liked. This morning I did a bit of sleuthing and found the same model €90 cheaper on the same shop’s online shop. We went back and asked why. The online price didn’t include transport and installation but still a hell of a difference. The man went away and came back with a ‘special discount’ of €50 on the shop price, which was transport and stuff all in. Result! 🙂 Should be arriving tomorrow morning.

    In the meantime our fridge stuff is in the outdoor fridge, aka the balcony (it’s cold out).

  31. xenium1 says :

    Je je je. ¡Madrid es fuera de la copa!

    Ha ha ha. Madrid’s out the cup! 😆

  32. xenium1 says :

    Nice work on the fridge, Clocks…

  33. interiorbc says :

    good job on the fridge clocks.

    here is one heck of a medical procedure:


  34. Paul says :

    I think we need to have a naming ceremony for your new fridge Cocks

    ”I name this fridge Fantastica -or whatever name you want-.” and then we get to smash a bottle of fizz against it.

    I think a naming ceremony for a fridge is important.I really do.

  35. Paul says :

    –apologies,that should be Clocks.

  36. Paul says :

    I wonder if Brenda does fridge naming ceremonies ?

  37. Paul says :

    Well i tried Clocks and Brenda’s not available so it’s a toss up between Dale Winton and Edwina Currie. What’s your pleasure ? 🙂

  38. NuitsdeYoung says :

    I tend to have a tin of haggis in the cupboard as ‘iron rations’: it is brilliant as a baked potato topping. (Discovered this in the old days of the Baked Potato Place in St As 30-odd years ago…)

  39. Paul says :

    Can’t have that Nuits.I’ll be arranging for a red cross parcel with proper iron rations to be sent to you as a matter of urgency.

  40. Paul says :

    Belated Happy Burns Night to the sizeable Chundie Scottish contingent.

    In an act of solidarity i ate a mars bar without the batter.

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