Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A Vegetable Samosa


A seagull whipped a vegetable samosa from out of my hand outside Marks and Spencers today.
I'd only had one bite of it too!
I don't know just what was worse
The fact I was still hungry or the fact that a passing couple found the whole thing hilarious.
I should have known better.

The plumber has just been. He's returning tomorrow or Friday to fix the leaking toilet. Winnie joined him when he laid down on the bathroom floor with his head at the U bend. She pushed herself around the other side to get a glimpse of what he was seeing.

It's cold today and I've lit the fire early. I am listening to a podcast from radio 4 a police mystery -A Small Town Murder with Meera Syal . It's very good.



69 comments:

  1. That happened to Alan once, only it was a virtually whole Cornish pasty!! Cheeky buggers those seagulls, but it is funny to watch them do it .... when it happens to someone else that is ;-)

    Have you any idea what started Winnie's fascination with workmen? Suky leaves them alone while they are working, but she does know when they stop for lunch and goes and sits herself in front of any group of workmen trying desperately to look thin and malnourished ... sshhh don't tell her we always warn them not to give her titbits so she doesn't stand a chance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's just incredibly nosey , workmen, toolboxes, any visitor has to be given the once over. She likes to watch them work with her serious big brown eyes.....

      Delete
    2. Bless her. You'd think that by now she'd watched so many men in overalls, she'd be able to do all these jobs herself !

      Delete
  2. It's bad enough to have pigeons poop on your head (it happened to me!) but a seagull stealing food from your hand must be most frustratings!
    Greetings Maria x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a fun sport when the Prof and i are on Broadstairs beach, watching the holiday makers lose their chips

      Delete
  3. I've watched seagulls smack people to make them spill their fries or as you would say chips.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. British gulls take the whole bag

      Delete
  4. At least it wasn't a Scotch egg. X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd need counselling if it was

      Delete
  5. It happened to a friend. 'It stole the whole ice cream and a fudge stick.' Somehow the fudge stick made the story funnier.

    ReplyDelete
  6. They are a problem here in summer in the parks....Canada Geese as well.....as someone above said...thank goodness it wasn't a Scotch Egg.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Seagulls are becoming violent to get their snacks. They swoop down to the get the leftovers on the tables outside the seafront cafe as soon as customers leave.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's what you call a snack attack. Next time, make sure you eat your snack in the safety of the car.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think Winnie was waiting for a kiss from the plumber - hope she got it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I wonder if Winnie was worried about the plumber because he was laying down.If I am backwards on my peanut exercise ball mine stand with me & lick my face x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous8:37 pm

      Hi Flis and John,I can just imagin Winnies face just inches away from the plummer,lol looking down then back at him thinking...mmm,can this be fixed?,Bless her!!...Oh and Flis..what is a peanut exercise ball?Debi,xx

      Delete
    2. Hi Debi-It's like the usual sort really-a blue large plastic one,but it's long with a narrower middle-I got it from lidl once xx

      Delete
    3. Were you watching?

      Delete
  11. I'm tittering away here, visualising Winnie lying on the other side of the toilet, staring from the plumber's face to the U-bend, trying to solve the problem.
    Our Cornish seagulls lurk opposite the chippie on the harbour, waiting for an unsuspecting customer to look away from their tray of fish and chips. They are very quick!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Both of them lay on the bathroom floor for fifteen minutes . The plumber looking for a potential leak, Winnie looking at the plumber

      Delete
  12. Seagulls are filthy flying rats! Next to skuas, they're the worst birds ever! Most of my experiences with them have been unpleasant. They plague our beach picnics, too, swooping down to steal our food. A few have gotten smart and try to peck holes in unopened potato chips bags to get at the chips!

    Your dog is adorable! And inquisitive! Smart and charming. The pics of your pets are splendid!

    ReplyDelete
  13. P.S. A very Belated Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary.

    ..*o*
    ..o*o
    ..*[]
    ../.*.\
    ..[__]
    ..[__]
    ..[__]

    (.*)
    _|_

    Cheers and Best wishes for many more years of good food, good company, and good times!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Were you able to go back for another samosa? Do they have curry in them? Not great for bladder infection, too spicy.
    I have a friendly gull who sits on the pool house roof and looks in my window waiting for food! I won't feed him tho, only on the beach, for the very reason you experienced, plus they poop bomb.

    lizzy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I returned to Marks and bought a reduced price flalafal

      Delete
    2. Martyred but not starving!

      Delete
  15. That gull knew you were gay and thought it could get away with it - like Putin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How very dare you

      Delete
    2. That's what they are saying to Putin.

      Delete
    3. And all he's doing is showing GB his arse

      Delete
  16. I'm sure you would have had a firmer grip had it been a scotch egg! Love the thought of Winnie lying, wantonly on the bathroom floor, awaiting a kiss.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would have fought to the death if it had been a scotch egg

      Delete
    2. Hahahahahaha haha!

      Delete
  17. Gulls are incredible opportunists aren't they? And admit it, you would have smiled to see someone else suffer that fate.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would have laughed my socks off

      Delete
  18. I used to feed the wild cockatoos when we rented a house in Sydney and thought my neighbors were dumb not to do the same, so cute eating their crackers with one foot,...We left for home leave for a couple of weeks and the bastards ate our house! Screens in the windows, porch furniture, shingles off the roof! Lesson learned the hard way!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One of my lovely memories was sitting in the botanical gardens overlooking the opera house watching the wild birds

      Delete
  19. Winnie is making sure you get your moneys worth from the plumber just like a good guard dog would :)
    She is cute.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She adores workmen, and followed him everywhere. Such a cheap slag

      Delete
    2. I did that once John x

      Delete
  20. Some drama; some lovin, and some kickback after a busy day.... sounds like another day survived and fully lived :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's been a quiet day..at least Winnie was happy... the plumber returns tomorrow

      Delete
  21. Sorry John, that did make me laugh. I was dive bombed by a kookaburra in Perth zoo a few years ago. I had only just sat down, it swooped, grabbed my sandwich and flew off. Dear Winnie, dogs just like to know what's going on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I adore kookaburras when we visited an old friend from Wales in Sydney I was thrilled to see a load sitting on her fence like fat old men

      Delete
  22. I'd have laughed, too; sorry, but it's really funny.
    Unless, you now, it happened to me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I lost a prawn sandwich in similar circumstances last year

      Delete
  23. I was having lunch outside one day in a courtyard full of people when a seagull swooped down and grabbed a smaller bird in it's beak and flew off with it! Everyone freaked out as none of us had ever seen one do this before!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've seen one eat a small pigeon

      Delete
  24. Its coming up to Spring a time i hate as Molly my fat cat loves to bring me presents of baby half dead birds!. Horrific.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Albert should be dragging in baby rabbits very soon too

      Delete
  25. We had brazen kookaburras who'd nick cheese off platters, a lamb chop off my plate once while I was eating from it - the outrage! - and even a sausage off the bbq, which it promptly dropped into the scrub when it's small brain registered that it was hot. Vigilance was always required when eating outdoors. Birds are cunning and such opportunists. Dear Winnie, however, deserves treats for being so inquisitive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All the dogs have had 5 cocktail sausages each tonight

      Delete
  26. I've had one poop all down the front of my clothes once in St Andrews, Scotland. Huge birds compared to our Aussie ones and huge poop too ! Supposed to be good luck ?? Hardly !

    ReplyDelete
  27. Helsie the seagulls in StAndrews are so used to people eating fish and chips and have become so brazen!. N yep poop everywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it greatly!

    I hope the one bite of the samosa was tasty! Seagulls in my area are not quite that aggressive, yet. Falaffel is a good substitute, however. Is your dog an Airdale or another type of terrier?

    I hope you return to my blog again soon. At the moment I am engaged in a battle of wills with a plant, so it may not be extremely thought provoking.... but it is a real struggle for me. My writing does shift to other topics, however.

    PipeTobacco

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome mr tobacco
      My dogs are Welsh terriers , one of the oldest breeds in the U.K. They are small versions of airedales with more gentle natures

      Delete
  29. When we are in St Ives I noticed that the locals knew to stand with their backs against a building to prevent seagull attacks from behind them - at least they saw them coming that way. They'r BRAZEN creatures! In Wellington the sparrows will steal food out of your hand at the Botanical Gardens cafe - the problem has been brought about by busloads of tourists who will feed them, inspire of the signs asking them not to. At least sparrows only give you a fright, but an injury.

    ReplyDelete
  30. In Brighton I used to feed the Seagulls like that, with bits of bread. You obviously met one of my ex-pupils.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm looking forward to trying the murder mystery podcast you mentioned. I've only recently discovered Radio 4 podcast's (I live in Winnipeg but am from the UK). I grew up with radio and still remember listening to a wonderful story The Eagle of the Ninth on children's hour.

    ReplyDelete
  32. That is a lovely and inspiring story. Empathy and kindness are precious and powerful qualities. Thank you for sharing that uplifting story. It made me smile.

    Children and animals give me hope for the future. They make me want to be a better person. I want to leave them a better world.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Did I think you today for your wonderful words. You bring me a smile on this odd grey day. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. At least you had a bite of the samosa. Howard was up on the allotment shed roof, doing repairs once, and the local fox ran off with his Greggs' pasty - bag and all!

    He then sat on the bank eating it - looked very please with himself.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Anonymous10:04 pm

    I had one bite of an M&S sandwich when it was taken off me by a gull in Bath. I thought I was being mugged, the gull was huge and wrapped its wings round my head before making off. I turned the air blue, which wiped the smiles off the faces of several onlookers, 6 years mining in Africa does have its uses.

    Death to all gulls.

    All the best
    Charles

    ReplyDelete
  36. Very nice post really ! I apperciate your blog Thanks for sharing,keep sharing more blogs.

    หนังเพลง

    ReplyDelete
  37. 6 years mining in Africa does have its uses.
    สมัคร D2BET

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x