Thursday, 6 December 2012

I Have A Weakness

I HAVE A WEAKNESS

No, it is not the fact I have a "thing" for Aussie Beefcakes

(which I do)

nor is it an unknown fact that I absolutely adore Christmas and  a certainTV Zombie Show
(this video did make me smile!)

But my REAL weaknesses in this frenetic, cynical modern day world are wait for it.........
I ate four yesterday FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two before I had left Sainsbury's Car Park!
Another I ate on the way back to Trelawnyd
and the last I shared with Rooster Cogburn when I got home
 Sharing your last Scotch Egg with a blind rooster does help with the guilt!
What's your weakness??????? answers on a postcard!

76 comments:

  1. Fresh Fruit Yogurt Cups. I ate 3 the other day and they are not the small cups *blush* (and chocolate on occasion)

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  2. You should try the Sheffield Egg by PJ Taste - its off the scale! Picey at £2.99 each but worth it! I'll try and get hold of one to send.
    Olives are mine - when I buy them, I eat nearly all in the car.

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  3. When I was in England, it was Faggots, liver and onion rolled into meatballs. Now it is Pasteis de Camarão, battered pastry pockets containing prawns in a cream sauce. Put a plate of those in front of me and best, for health and safety reasons, you keep your hands and feet away from my mouth!

    But... Now that you have me thinking and I miss so much stuck here in Angola, how about a Melton Mowbray pork pie with Branston Pickle and a pint of decent ale? How about a decent pork sausage? Stilton? Cheddar? A Cornish Pastie? A Cornish Cream Tea? Roast beef with Horseradish sauce? Dry Sherry? Wadsworth's 6X? Twix's? Cadbury's Tiffin Chocolate? Christmas f*****g pudding?

    Don't do this to me just before Christmas, John!

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    1. Try selling a Faggot in the States and you'll get your block knocked off :)

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    2. can they actually call faggotts faggots now?
      tee hee

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    3. Cheryl, really? Good lord. I knew the Americans were into World Domination and all that terribly boring stuff but I never knew they held liver and onions rolled up into balls in such venemous regard.

      John, I have been away a long time. Is it now politically incorrect to walk into a local butcher and ask for a bag of faggots?

      Can I still walk into Bird's the Confectioners on the High Street and buy a Jammy Tart?

      Next you'll be telling me that Robertson's have had to bin their Gollywog.

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    4. I think the word "scrag end" has been banned too!

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  4. Too many to name, but I would like to try a Manchester Scotch Egg. Instead of minced pork around the egg, it has black pudding.

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    1. Oh, and ditto all Hippo's cravings.

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    2. Black Pudding... Harrrrgh mmmmmm slaver.

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    3. I bloody LOVE black pudding cro... where do I get em?

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  5. John, I think we need to drop Tom aka Hippo a 'Care Packet' as the Americans did at a time when Germans were starving. Nylons you and I may exchange with him for favours "with benefits".

    As to quantity, John: Try my divine dainty quails eggs encased in sausage meat. Lovingly fried. You'll probably have TWELVE of them - and still won't have made a pig of yourself.

    My weakness(es)? On a postcard? Can't do: My handwriting is quite big. Ok, compromise: I like a man who shares his last Scotch egg with a blind rooster.

    U

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    1. Ursula
      I bet you have a load of guilty pleasures!
      I wonder if Tom Stephenson's is BUSTY BARMAIDS

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  6. I love Aussie Beefcakes too but not scotch eggs !

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  7. We have a local scotch egg producer who does black pudding ones. Ooooooo they're yummy!

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  8. Where did the diet go, or did I miss the post?
    Still, can't blame you, I love scotch eggs but they cripple my digestion so sadly don't eat them any more.
    Briony
    x

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    1. Briony
      I fell off the waggon
      need to climb back on very soon!

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  9. Clotted cream ! Cream teas are our favourite when we visit. Why is it we don't have clotted cream in Oz. Is there a secret formula!\?

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  10. My weakness is salted peanuts. I could munch them till the cows come home and in supermarkets my right hand seems to move to them automatically. I have to yank it back with my left hand to prevent myself from becoming a wobbly overdosing peanut junkie.

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  11. I'd love to be snuggled up in front of that fire with Daryl. A lady at our local farmers market makes her own scotch eggs and they are divine, she does black pudding ones too!
    Jo xx

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  12. Gummy bears. I like to bite their little heads off. It gets my aggression out.

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  13. Oh, I can't believe nobody else has said this yet: I HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR YOU, JOHN! heheheh
    *brown-nosing here*

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    1. Oh, and Twizzlers, too.

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    2. I dont blame you ( about the twizzlers that is!)

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  14. Does my weakness have to be a food?

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    1. no gale
      any guilty pleasure will do

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  15. aw man... I am in LOVE with scotch eggs at the moment... they are very trendy too, so we're bang on trend!

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    1. first time I have EVER been called trendy!

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  16. They're not even the small ones!

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    1. no great big bastard ones!

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  17. Bailys. Kept in the fridge at all times though, and swigged straight from the bottle, that is my weakness, or rather, comfort 'food'.

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  18. Beefcakes - I look too and have about the same 'chance' as you, John.

    Killing the diet in one fell swoop, are we now?

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  19. I just watched the video. Have I told you before that I'm concerned you may be a bit disturbed?

    Anyway... I have never had a Scotch egg! And, well, Hugh Jackman? Yes, please.

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  20. No weaknesses whatsoever..I eat so healthily I don't need treats.
    HA!.NOT!.
    Jane x

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  21. John, you naughty naughty man. You simply cannot put hot Aussie men AND Daryl in the same post. I'm feeling overwhelmed.

    I was watching TWD this week. The conversation in my household went like this:

    Hubby: What you watching?
    Me: TWD
    Hubby: What's that?
    Me: A show I read about via John. I'm hooked now, babe.
    Hubby: Who the bleep-bleep is John?
    Me: Just a guy across the pond.
    Hubby: WTF?
    Me: Don't worry, babe. A blog thing.
    Hubby: Those f'ing blogs are going to be the death of me. I'm taking away your laptop.
    Me: Touch my laptop and you die. I will start with your feet...

    What the flip is scotch egg?

    Nitty Gritty Momma

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    1. that made me laugh out loud!
      chris has that sort of conversation with me all the time!

      when I am watching Mr Dixon doing his THANg! cHRIS WILL call down from the bedroom
      "I hear you are watching that bloody teenage tv programme again!"

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  22. At my age I have buckets of weaknesses.

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  23. My biggest weaknesses are old dogs and fast-food hamburgers. The rest, I'll send on a postcard or two or three or ...

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    1. your labs are a sweet weakness xxx

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  24. Isn't giving scotch egg to a rooster a kind of cannibalism?
    My weakness? Well bananas and cheese are probably the two most pressing ones, but I do have a weakness for cuddling Border terriers and if I lived nearer to you then that weakness would stretch to cuddling Welsh terriers - I desperately want one.

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    1. he only had the coating pat!!!!!
      and you can cuddle my terriers anyday!

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  25. I Love Scotch eggs, but I've only had them at the fall Renaissance Fair. There's nowhere else to find them. Maybe I'll have to learn how to make them! At the moment, my biggest weakness is my flock of wild turkeys that come around several times a day. With freezing weather, I have to heat water for the water pans and they are eating more. If the turkeys don't show up when they should I get really nervous. I love the little buggers, all 11 of them!

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  26. Ah my guilty pleasures change all the time....one month it will be snickers bars....then another time cheese....or cake...or crisps....or avocados...or........oh let's face it my guilty pleasure is just stuffing the food in and enjoying it whatever it is!...and Hugh Jackman? oooooh yes please..............

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  27. I made something called scotch eggs once from an old recipie book of my grans....I doubt it was a real scotch egg but it was good. Like a mini meatloaf with an egg in the centre. Is that what they are?
    My guilty pleasure...lays smoky bacon potato chips.

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  28. I've never had Scotch eggs but did come across a recipe recently for them, so might try to make some. I think it quite lovely that you shared a morsel with Rooster Cogburn.

    Some of my weaknesses are secret, so those will not be appearing in the postcard part of my response. Ones not so secret:

    petting cats and dogs
    bacon
    dark chocolate
    excellent tea
    shortbread

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  29. Hmmmm - how much of that Scotch Egg did the Rooster actually eat John?

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  30. Haha.
    I'd have to say pumpkin roll, blueberry cheesecake ice cream, and crawfish.
    But not necessarily in that order. ;o)

    Glad you shared with Rooster Cogburn, John. Have a great weekend!

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  31. Pork scratchings yum xx

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    1. Oh and black pudding yum yum x

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  32. Bacon and pork pies. I have only just started eating meat again. I was a veggie for 10 years but now it's all about the meat.

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  33. Why is it that medical people always have the worst diet? Do you know something we don't?

    Weaknesses too many to mention and changeable by the hour. Currently, that fluffy white chick standing next to Cogburn.

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  34. Well I'm quite fond of Judge Judy...

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  35. Salty and crunchy are two of my favorite food groups!
    I love a scotch egg and the pub around the corner does one in their ploughman's lunch. I've never had a blood pudding one, but that sounds really good. Hard to find in the states, though...
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    plufrompdx

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  36. Lovely post - as always. I know what you mean about sharing easing the guilt. Once I left two TimTams in the packet because then at least I could say I didn't eat them ALL.

    My weaknesses, like Libby, change all the time, but I do obsess about certain things at any one time. At the moment it's;

    Food: smoked salmon and strawberries (a punnet a day)
    movies: re-runs of 'Tour of Duty' (mmm, Zeke, come to me) and old 'Voyager' episodes
    activities: as always, a split between gardening, creating paintings, and blogging!

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  37. PS. scotch eggs aren't that hard to make!

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  38. Your weakness IS your thing - for Australians or otherwise - Christ, what do you see in that effing meathead??!!

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    1. I could give you a list!

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  39. This YANK who is iin California has a weakness fro cadbury Chocolate bars... not american ones made by Hershey... but the ones made in Great Britain. Yummy
    Whats a scotch egg? It looks like a muffin.

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  40. Milk or white chocolate is my weakness. I haven't had a scotch egg in years.

    Gill in Canada

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  41. Turtle Cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, and Scallops, big, fat, juicy scallops. And wine. And little children that have a case of the belly laughs, I swear you aren't human if that doesn't make you at least smile.
    And wine. And fresh tomatoes....and wine. Did I say wine?

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  42. My wonderful English sister-in-law sends me all butter shortbread fingers, baked in Scotland. I eat the entire packet. Thank God she lives far, far away. I love Twizzlers, too, but she doesn't know that.

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    1. Well someone needs to tell her!

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  43. Staffordshire Bull Terriers and cheese!

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  44. I'm afraid I have too many weaknesses to fit on a postcard. This bleeding heart liberal falls for every runt of every litter, for every hard luck story, and every sweet smile and kind word thrown her way. Dark chocolate and lemon meringue pie and those delightful British cookies with the raspberry center and chocolate coating. And a mellow glass of bourbon. Laughing children, good music, and corny jokes. Life. Wine. Love. Grandchildren fighting to sit on my lap. My cats, and animals, in general. And as the King of Siam said... etcetera, etcetera, etctera.

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  45. 65 comments so far! Arent' we all sinners! But I figured that you could not be in too much trouble as long as you can still count on one hand how many of a certain something you ate. Once you loose count the real trouble starts ...

    I would tell you what I sinned on today, but I lost count.

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  46. In order of severity
    1. Aiden Quinn
    2. Aiden Quinn
    3. Aiden Quinn
    4. Red Breast Whiskey

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  47. Food,books,food,pets, food..........

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  48. It is cheese...definitely cheese. Sharp and/or smelly.

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  49. Vanilla icecream with Bailey's poured over it.

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  50. What IS that thing beside Cogburn? It looks like the bird from the Snoopy cartoon.

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    1. Heda, i believe that is Phyllis Diller. I forget the proper name for those kind of hens, the minute John called her Phyllis Diller, the part of my brain that may have remembered the proper name, latched onto Phyllis.

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    2. well remembered Megan!
      that is indeed Phyllis Diller!
      she looks a lot better now does she not?
      she is a frizzle cross!

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  51. Just eaten four smoked saveloys and I meant to stop at two (and I had a giggle at one bursting out of one end of its skin as I snuck it out of the fridge...) Is Phyllis Diller posing? She has a certain je ne sais quoi.

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  52. Jelly Babies ! boys of course 'cos you get more ! (I feel a quirky comment coming on here !

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