Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm back from jolly England, and I had a grand old time. By some stroke of luck, the weather held out and I didn't need make use of my umbrella even once during our 5 day sejour. Both C & I had been to London several times before, so it was mostly a "get-away" kind of trip, and not a "full-tourist mode" holiday. So we spent 2 1/2 days walking around London, doing a bit of shopping and enjoying the Christmas lights. And then it was off to the North to introduce C to Miss Leyla & Co. Hopefully they approved. ;) We had great (but cold) weather there as well and had our fill of delicious Indian food and fish & chips.
I particularly enjoyed taking a look around the British supermarkets - they have access to so many more "familiar" things than we do in France (even if most of the major things are fairly easy to find in Paris nowadays). And the prices are so much more reasonable too. But so were the restaurant prices in general - both of us were surprised at how cheaply we were able to eat. Most of the time, we ate for less than 15£, whereas in Paris you often pay that much for just one person.
I also introduced C to plenty of American food - things like bagel sandwiches, American ice cream, Subway, donuts and his first burrito at a Chipotle lookalike restaurant (thanks to Kefinparis). And he enjoyed it all, even if he insisted on eating everything except the ice cream with a knife and a fork. You can take the Frenchman out of France.....

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4 Comments:

Blogger Justin said...

Sounds like you two had an incredible trip!

One question : Did he eat the Subway sub with a knife and fork too? If so, I may need to have a talk with him! :-)

December 14, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

How do you like your fish and chips, with or without vinegar?
Robb always insists on eating everything with a knife and fork also.

December 15, 2009 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger wcs said...

Welcome back!

My word verif is: grogic.

I think that's what my decision making process is called early in the morning.

December 15, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I am surprised you saying that prices are reasonable, we find it very expensive in the uk .. and also our markets are nowhere as good as yours.

December 23, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

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