Wednesday 29th June 2011
I made these at the weekend while we were in France. We have it with French bread & salad – quick and easy.
We have gained a lot from change. The vote for women, the release of Nelson Mandela & the nationwide prohibition of smoking in restaurants & bars. But we also lose a few things as a result of change. Sunday opening hours for retail outlets, cheap labour & the fact that most electrical appliances have a shelf life of less that 5 years.
One change that has effected my life personally is the closure of the cockle shed outside the Laindon Hotel pub in Essex. It was only open Sunday lunchtimes. If my Nan & Granddad came over for Sunday lunch, my Granddad & I would walk down there to get a pint of prawn to have for tea. More often than not, we would end up getting a little polystyrene tub of cockles & jellied eels as well. We would eat the prawns with buttered white sliced bread.
Mind you, this was over 30 years ago so I suppose you can’t expect everything to last forever.