Nice places to stop off at.....

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8654
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 578

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Oct 2015, 00:04

Continuing the theme of "Transport Cafe's", this was today's entertainment at Bellingham on the way up to Keilder, very nice too, and again not our first time.

Image

Image

Always seem to see SAAB Convertibles when out and about these days.

Northumbria Water seem to have car parking round Keilder Water pretty much stiitched up £1.50 for an hour, £4.50 all day and no where else to escape the charges and head off for a walk around the lakeside path, quite NationalTrustesque I thought.

On the way back tonight caught a discussion with some leading lights from the National Parks of England, looking to an American National Parks model of raking in some income from "affiliations" with Corporations (yes Disney, and Coca-Cola etc). Its already started here with a partnership with Airwick Air Freshners.

So for the Lake District for example we have

Image

Mercifully I think Northumberland has escaped, but not Exmoor for WestCountry folk

Image

A friend of mine gets very animated at the Tyne Bridge being constantly used as an advertising backdrop for various events happening in the City. It used to be just for the Great North Run, but it appears fair game now whatever is going on. I'm coming round to his way of thinking.

regards Neil

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 15 Oct 2015, 04:27

And they all stink horribly... I hate them...

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8654
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 578

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Oct 2015, 19:23

Well trip over the border today, so when in Rome.....

Yes.. I was tempted with a bowl of sausage stovies, with crusty bread, and a scattering of colourful, side salad and a pink dressing :!:

Not a transport related location this time, but Unit 1 on the Edinburgh Road Industrial Estate by the side of the A68 in Jedburgh.
The Coaches pull in at the Mill Shops at the left hand side of the road heading north, but this little surprising gem is on the right.
Border Meringues-an expanding little business starting fron the kitchen table and farmers markets, and now with an industrial unit & Cafe in Jedburgh, and another outllet in Kelso.

Image
Regards Neil

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 9421
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 651

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Oct 2015, 20:15

This might be a good place to go, if you like a bacon butty!;

http://news.stv.tv/tayside/193441-milk- ... line-poll/

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 8654
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 578

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Oct 2015, 20:44

Perfect! Look out for the cow on the roof

Image

Regards Neil

User avatar
daviemck2006
Donor 2016
Posts: 4783
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 283

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by daviemck2006 » 17 Oct 2015, 00:15

It does do the best bacon butty in the world. I will vouch for that personally. Just a nice 2&1/2 hour drive from here, a perfect distance for the first stop en route to civilisation from the wilderness that I stay in!
Actually not so much a bacon butty as a pig sandwich lol

Online
User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9623
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 638

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Oct 2015, 08:19

Try one with thin sliced Banana in it....amazingly very good and one of your 5 a day :)

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2015, 08:31

Stickyfinger wrote:Try one with thin sliced Banana in it....amazingly very good and one of your 5 a day :)
Bacon and banana... Intriguing....

Online
User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9623
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 638

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Oct 2015, 08:54

Not to much, a couple of thin slices does it.

Its one of those "taste modifiers" like a few anchovies in a tomato sauce or a tiny pinch of chilli with chocolate.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2015, 11:18

Stickyfinger wrote: Its one of those "taste modifiers" like a few anchovies in a tomato sauce or a tiny pinch of chilli with chocolate.
Oh yes YUM to both of those :-D

Especially the second... 8-)

addo
Sara Watson's Stalker
Posts: 7098
Joined: 19 Aug 2008, 12:38
x 2

Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by addo » 17 Oct 2015, 12:25

A good chip butty beats a bacon butty any day. :mrgreen:

Other weird spice combinations I've found include wasabi mayonnaise (ready-packed), it's quite indulgent on soft cheeses and putting a dash of Tabasco or Sri Racha in fruit juice - apple, orange and apricot all respond well.

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 16273
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 542

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by myglaren » 17 Oct 2015, 12:30

^ That all sounds so wrong to my ears.
A previous girlfriend used to have cheese and marmalade sandwiches for breakfast. I couldn't even contemplate that combination.
However, a woman in a Stockholm delicatessen gave me a funny look when I asked for a cheese and tomato sandwich.
Must be what you are used to.

addo
Sara Watson's Stalker
Posts: 7098
Joined: 19 Aug 2008, 12:38
x 2

Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by addo » 17 Oct 2015, 12:38

I could understand cheese and marmalade on toast, it might be tasty!

Weird to me, is that sour herring stuff in a can.

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 16273
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 542

Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by myglaren » 17 Oct 2015, 14:54

Yes, surströmming best avoided. None of my Swedish friends or acquaintances would go anywhere near it.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41564
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1033

Re:

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2015, 19:03

addo wrote:I could understand cheese and marmalade on toast, it might be tasty!
Yes, I can understand that.. I like these seemingly odd flavour combinations...

I like beetroot and banana for breakfast...