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Domino Cake and Ice cream


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Domino Cake

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Domino Cake

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Hong Kong Food , PuPu Platter and Deep Fried milk. What did the Hairy Angry Crab make of it?


I am sure that Chinese food is wonderful, it is just that to me it is not. I do not like the look of it, the smell of it, the taste of it nor the ingredients . Seemingly everything that I dislike gets included, mushrooms, prawns, shrimps, oysters, unspecified meats, raw meats, raw fish and so on……so although i seemed to survive 3 days there, i have lost weight, feel hungry and never really want to eat at/near/in a chinese restaurant again please. Things that I will avoid, Hairy Crabs, Angry Crabs, Pu Pu Platter,  deep fried milk and in fact everything. And in fact my sympathy is with the crab, if I were a Dungeness crab, I too would be angry being plucked from my tank alive and eaten.

The saving grace were the chinese tarts, there were a lot of chinese tarts in the hotel, blueberry ones, and at 5 pm they were released from their captivity and plunged into the lounge, where I devoured them.

pu pu platter

pu pu platter

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Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab

Chinese Tart. Blueberry tart

Chinese Tart. Blueberry tart

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Popcorn Ice Cream

Popcorn Ice Cream

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The Day of the Spiders


Over the last few weeks I have been watching the spiders in the garden. They build the most intricate webs, grow larger with their regular meals and they reach a point where they are massive in spider terms. I was watching these spiders today and decided that they were having a chilled out day, just out in the sun relaxing, eating what could be in spider land Salted Caramel Ice creams in the sun. But  they looked so relaxed, not being bothered much by me at all. The photographs are of two spiders and they need names. But to be awkward I am going to call them both Katie Spider . Just random names.  So tonight I am introducing you to these two spiders and we can all follow them in the days to come. I think I was quite kind to both of them, leaving them alone to think and make or mend their web. I am sure there was some film about a spider, a cute one, but the name of the film escapes me. But my two spiders are the cutest of all. Their webs remain intact, they have crept into their night time hiding places and all is quiet. They seem rather happy living in the garden. I know this is not true in a vetinary manner but they do look like they have eyes and are watching their food.

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Aqualand Torremolinos- A Place to avoid in the summer


Aqualand is a great water park, make no mistake. However before yesterday we had only visited in May/June time. Yesterday it was an awful experience and really ought to consider a few aspects of its functioning.

  1. Firstly, car park was small and full meaning that most cars had to park on an odd dusty verge. cost 1 euro
  2. Cost to get in is high 26 euros and one becomes at adult at 10 years of age here!
  3. Pay extra for security locker.  5 euros
  4. Pay extra if you want your own ring ( if you can get one that is), 12 euros
  5. Pay extra for sunbed ( if you can get one).  7 euros for a pair
  6. Pay hideous amounts for ice creams, like 3.30 for a Magnum equivalent
  7. Then queue continuosly for 4 hours for 4 rides!  Something like 20 euros per ride!!

Facilities are good but go there out of season next time. We are. Last comment would be that on a positive side places like this are great for employment. Spain has youth unemployment rates of around 57%, and most of the staff here were not only nice but certaintly under 25 years.

Aqualand. Torremolinos

Aqualand. Torremolinos

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Royal Academy of Art London


A place that I have never before been to but will return. One of our friends is a painter and hence we accompanied them to an exhibition there. All new to me. What did I learn?

  • They sell good ice creams and nice to sit in the courtyard
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry is right next door as in the same courtyard
  • Paintings that are good to one person are not necessarily to another
  • Some paintings looked incredible and others looked like they done in pre-school

All in all a great day out and I might even chance my luck to get some of my photographs accepted for the exhibition. Prices for the paintings and most were for sale, ranged from £100- £100,000. We were with a great UK painter, Ann Wildgust.

Entrance to the Royal Academy

Entrance to the Royal Academy

Start a petition to get decent Magnum Ice Creams in UK. Magnum 5 kisses.


Every country one goes to has better ice creams than UK. Spain has so many different and better ice cream choices, and now too Portugal. Why can Portugal have some delicious looking Magnums not available in UK? Who makes these cruel and unprecedented decisions? Do they  all have cold arctic souls!

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The price of Ice Cream


Walking along the small high street of a surrey town I happened to glance in at a cafe shop that recently started up, selling mainly coffee, cake and a few other items. Few tables outside on the pavement and looks overall quite nice. What however caught my eye was the price of a single scoop of ice cream or ” italian gelato” as it was described, a single scoop was £2.21.  When did this happen? Recently Iceland were selling huge packs of white Magnums for 4£ and that got you I recall at least 8. A huge 2 litre tub of a nice ice cream like Kelly’s cornish can often be got on special offer for as little as 2£. Crazy pricing. Let me know the most expensive scoop of ice cream that you know of, outside of central London or other touristy areas.

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