Miller's Dale for Tideswell
Mow Cop and Scholar Green
No more will I go to Blandford Forum and Mortehoe
On the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road
No churns, no porter, no cat on a seat
At Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street
We won't be meeting again
On the Slow Train
I'll travel no more from Littleton Badsey to Openshaw
At Long Stanton I'll stand well clear of the doors no more
No whitewashed pebbles, no Up and no Down
From Formby Four Crosses to Dunstable Town
I won't be going again
On the Slow Train
On the Main Line and the Goods Siding
The grass grows high
At Dog Dyke, Tumby Woodside
And Trouble House Halt
The Sleepers sleep at Audlem and Ambergate
No passenger waits on Chittening platform or Cheslyn Hay
No one departs, no one arrives
From Selby to Goole, from St Erth to St Ives
They've all passed out of our lives
On the Slow Train, on the Slow Train
Cockermouth for Buttermere ... on the Slow Train
Armley Moor Arram
Pye Hill and Somercotes ... on the Slow Train
Gretsch Pro G5622T Electromatic Ctr Block Georgia Green w/ Bigsby
This is a beautiful specimen of a guitar.
If it was just a parasite…This is how it’d go…A parasite made its shitty little way down my gut and set up camp for a few weeks multiplying itself, having a couple of raves and pissing around being a general dick-head…probably played some heinous goan trance whilst wearing illuminous short shorts, dancing like a tit and adorning a whistle round his neck. He was getting well over excited with his pals then when the party was over he decided to slowly make his way down my gut causing ulcers and cuts wherever he damn well pleased. My white blood cell security guards stepped in pretty well though and charged in in their thousands to break up the violent outbursts that usually accompanies a brutal comedown. They’ve been absolute legends and basically saved my life. They will be rewarded with a serious bonus in the form of ginseng tea, oak milk and a general temple upgrade.
But then again, it’s not so it’s all just in my imagination.
After 3 days of not being able to stomach much I had an insatiable desire to consume lots of orange things. Perhaps it’s a last ditch attempt to save the redness in my hair, annoyingly some of us skandi redheads tend to go more and more blonde as we get older & for someone whose always thought her doppelganger to be the infamous Mr ‘lover lover’ Mick Hucknell, it is a shock to be looming more towards Esther Ranzen as the years go by.
Well it's day 4 in Hospital and there’s not been much change. Had an xray this morning which found some left side colon inflammation which means i’m in for further investigation tomorrow using the world’s smallest go-pro. Knew I should have bought one of those a while ago! Could’ve saved my self all this fuss. 🤒
I did actually have a better day today, in so much that I could get out of bed and eat a little. Being in isolation however does send you stir crazy. I spent at least 15 minutes shuffling slowly around the room in a figure of 8. Just like the lions in Bristol zoo…the poor dears. Upped my meds again so i’m a bit more comfortable.
Tomorrow I’ll be watching the Combines harvest the grain fields outside my window. It’ll be thrillingly entertaining and satisfying to see.
You look like a perfect fit
For a girl in need of a tourniquet
Pop-up store offers soya and wheat steaks, jackfruit burgers and ‘shroomdogs’
Anthony Maynard, one of the staff at the Sainsbury’s meat-free butcher. Photograph: John Nguyen/PA
“That mince ain’t doing it for me,” says an unconvinced Jane Taylor, peering in the butcher shop window at a pile of pink string that purports to have emerged from a meat grinder. “It looks like a plastic kids’ toy.”
But only soybeans, peas and carrots – and some beetroot for the pink colouring – have perished to make this mince, because this pop-up shop in east London is a meat-free butcher. The store – kitted out like a traditional butcher with strings of (veggie) sausages hanging in the window – is a three day-long initiative by the supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to show vegan food has moved on from worthy plates of lentils and brown rice.
Despite the soaring popularity of “flexitarian” diets – where a largely vegetable-based diet is supplemented occasionally with meat – and the growing trend for consuming meat alternatives and plant-based eating, a poll of 2,000 consumers commissioned by Sainsbury’s found more than half of Britons have never tried a plant-based alternative to meat.
The survey also revealed that a fifth of those who considered themselves to be meat eaters regarded plant-based foods as “rabbit food”.
But what is billed as the UK’s first ever meat-free butchers aims to change that view. The window is filled with slabs of steak (albeit made from soya and wheat protein), jackfruit quarter pounders and chorizo-style “shroomdogs” without the chorizo. Inside, behind the counter, Anthony Maynard, the meat-free butcher, is ready to coax shoppers to try “sweet and smoky” BBQ pulled jackfruit as opposed to pork and Moroccan “vegbabs”.
Wrong-footed shoppers looking for the real thing will be left disappointed but Maynard is unapologetic: “I have got sausages – they just haven’t got any meat in them.”
The Sainsbury’s meat-free butcher is in London’s Shoreditch. Photograph: John Nguyen/PA
On Thursday afternoon – before it had even opened – the store had already become a curiosity among passing shoppers. “It doesn’t make sense,” said John Roberts, out shopping with his wife Helen. “A butcher is a butcher … you expect it [to] come with meat.” But Roberts had already texted a picture of the store front to his vegetarian son: “It’s changing times.”
A recent YouGov poll showed that for the first time, the majority of the UK population (52%) are reducing their meat consumption, while only 4% are strict vegetarians and 2% vegans. Sainsbury’s says it has seen a 65% increase in sales of plant-based products this year compared with 2018.
This shift in attitude has seen manufacturers, supermarkets and restaurants scramble to cash in on the burgeoning vegan market. Consumer goods giant Unilever has bought meat-substitute company The Vegetarian Butcher and the UK’s first 100% vegan hotel has opened in the Highlands.
This year also saw Greggs launch a vegan sausage roll that was so popular the high street baker has said its annual profits will now be higher than expected. Earlier this week Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, also announced a major push into the market with a new ready meals brand – Plant Chef - that would result in a tenfold increase in its vegan range to up to 300 different items.
James Hamilton, a Sainsbury’s buyer tasked with developing the supermarket’s meat-free product range, said selling plant-based versions of traditional meal time favourites like burgers, sausages and mince helped remove some of the mystique around cooking with exotic ingredients like jackfruit and tofu.
“Whilst we’re seeing a huge climb in sales of our plant-based foods, we know from conversations with customers that there is a sense of trepidation about cooking with them,” he said. “It’s about familiarity. People see tofu and are not sure what to with it but if you see veggie mince it is is simple to communicate what to do with it.”