Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

If you haven’t read this post yet, you need to for this post to kinda, sorta make sense.

Following yesterday’s mad post on the ice cream from heaven I was looking through old pics of the holiday and came across a treasure trove of photos I didn’t know I had. (Including one pic that will make its way to another post because, seriously, its fantastic.)

I’m not sure who took the undiscovered  pics however there were some gems amongst them, including, purely coincidentally,  further pics of ice cream lust.

And the only reason I include this (as it is terrifically embarrassing to me)  is I discovered them at work and, upon seeing them,  my colleagues could not breathe from laughing too much.

So further evidence, as if there needed to be such a thing, of that fateful day in April when Nigel met the ice cream.

And this one, I’m not showing on the blog cos it’s hysterical but slightly suggestive. At least five people will laugh at it though. Apologies to those who don’t.

Click at your own risk

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Love at First Sight

The final holiday post is proving elusive in terms of my satisfaction with it and I am aware I  have been bereft in producing new posts.

What has fascinated me is people’s response to various postings. Something I write and labor over gets no hits nor comments; something I find unimportant generates the most responses.  Some things are obvious; putting Doctor Who as a tag will generate more interest outside of the three of you still reading this (God bless you).  The discussion about the Doctor Who exhibition garnered lots of hits and some fun comments.

However the most popular post thus far (he said, hopefully) was about an ice cream, of all things. Not just any old ice cream obviously, but the best ice cream in the world.  That particular post got twice as many hits  as before or since.

At the time, I suggested there was a pic of me with said ice cream that I was too embarrassed to post. Since then I have shown a few people who have thought the pic itself was hysterical.  So, with that in  mind and as the pic itself makes me laugh, here it is:

That pic never fails to crack me up.

Look at that face. People shouldn’t look at food like that!

That ice cream didn’t stand a chance.

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Today was spent at Dawlish, a small seaside resort town half an hour outside of Exeter.

I have to say I LOVE Dawlish. It’s as though time has stopped still here capturing the quintessential english town. There is a river that flows through the middle of the main street to the beach. Festooned along the river is bunting and coloured lights. On either side of the river are old churches and the bowling green overlooks the entire town.

You just know that this is what it looked like in the 50s when the town was filled with post war promise and the lights along the river could sparkle rather than be blacked out against the bombs.

I was last here 25 years ago  and nothing has changed.

Well, one thing. A new addition on the river are the frequents posters of Cedric the Duck. Cedric is a cartoon duck that offers initially helpful advice about how to best protect the swans that live in the river (“Don’t feed the seagulls” says Cedric). However as you go further and further along the river Cedric keeps appearing to become so increasingly demanding and directive that  you begin to feel that Cedric may have neofascist leanings.

But this is not what you are here to learn about.

Dawlish is home to the third food wonder of the world and, like the town, has been around since the fifties.

An unassuming shop called Gay’s Creamery houses the holy grail of ice cream.The most amazing ice cream ever.

A hearty scoop of Cornish Ice cream. a hearty scoop of Devonshire clotted cream on top.

Nothing simpler. However….

Cornish ice cream is velvety and tastes like frozen gold.

Clotted Cream is the food of the Gods.

Together they are power house of taste sensation. The cream freezes on the ice cream and becomes nuggety frozen explosions of taste in your mouth.

It cannot be described how good these are.  Just know that if you’re ever in Dawlish you MUST go to Gay’s and get this ice cream.

Your heart may not thank me but your taste buds will.

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