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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Honest Men And Bonnie Lasses

Well not quite. It was a beautiful day yesterday so we headed to Ayr for lunch and some windowshopping. We stopped in at a tearoom that thewife has frequented for many years. We were sorely dissappointed. It seems it had changed owners, and the current mob seem to think that five quid is reasonable for a tasteless cheese and tomato toastie, with a side salad of 1/4 of tomato, bit of lettuce and oversized onion rings. They hadn't been asked for an Americano previously, so I was asked if it was okay. It was, although it was the only thing that was. thewife had a toasted scone which was very small and very flat and very not nice. We won't be back.

Next door however was an amzing little delicatessen that had an unbelievable range of cheeses and well practically every foodie thing you could ever want. Foie Gras a steal at £27.50 for a wee jar. It's called Chisolm's and we'll certainly be back.

Later we ended up eating steak and chips, drinking wine and watching Casualty on telly. thewife having been a nurse and midwife gets slightly carried away when she overindulges in these shows. The storyline has a woman giving birth to a baby in her car, being assisted by her 14 yearold or thereabouts son. They are having difficulties and thewife correctly predicts what the problem is in medicalspeak. Then as the programme develops she's all concerned that they haven't got the placenta out after the birth and that the woman will become infected. I point out to her that it doesn't actually matter that they haven't done this because the only people watching who know this are her and possibly another twenty or so clinicians. The rest of us don't know any better. That and the fact that it's a tv show for heaven's sake.

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