Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Just So Things Don't Get Too Serious




















One of the refinements of culture which I have discovered English grocery stores to be missing during my time here...

5 comments:

Mark said...

What! No Jello!? How can this be? I mean, there's always room for Jello...

Kelly Jo said...

There are so many foods Europeans just don't understand . . . peanut butter, apple pie, etc. I remember when the chef in Rome tried to make us Thanksgiving dinner. "Tried" is definately the operative term in that phrase but "it's the thought that counts," right?

Filia Dei said...

Mark: I think part of the problem is the general British confusion regarding desserts in general. Anything sweet at the end of a meal is called 'pudding.' Unless, of course, it's a 'biscuit'. I was even at a wedding recently where we served a 'pudding' which was really an ordinary chocolate wedding cake, and a 'wedding cake' consisting of big wheels of cheese decorated with fruit.

Kelly Jo: My sympathies on your Thanksgiving dinner. My new strategy is to eat the local specialties and try to forget my peanut butter and bratwurst even exsit, as the substitutes are always substandard. That way, I'll at least get something quality, even if it is prawn mayonaise salad or tandoori, (not exactly what I eat at home, that).

P.S. I see the advertizement has done it's job, or my pixels have skewed theirs, as niether of you have commented on the artisitc merit of the image itself!! ;-)

Mark said...

Hey, I don't know where in England you are, but I hope you're okay after the bombings Thursday morning in London. (Sorry; I knew you were in England, and I knew about the attacks, but I only now put 2 and 2 together.)

Filia Dei said...

I'm fine, but thanks for checking in and please pray for the suffering. We are all a bit solemn and amazed and thoughtful, and the spirit of these people amazes me. I think I understand what happened in the Blitz a bit more now, and I'm even more honored to be living among the Brits.