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Good morning from a very sunny dry start to the day,(hope the weather is kind to Lyn).
We had a great day yesterday the 2nd day of the food and drink festival, plenty going on, but the food was overpriced as usual with outside vans coming in and stupid prices ie., £5.50 for a lamb burger, and £6 for a jacket potato with chilli.
Here's a couple os snaps.
Good morning John, your food Fest looked to be good fun. It's abit overcast here in Brummytown but as you said let's hope it's kind to Lyn and her family. I have just had a Bully fuel up now I am ready for anything (and fit for nothing). SB
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John the price of that food is a joke.
We take a pack up/picnic as much as we can these days when we go out for the day.........if we can find good priced food then it does not get eaten till the evening or the dogs get an extra treat.We refuse to be held hostage by these crazy prices.
I refuse to use motorway services self service restaurants now, not even for a coffee. You would think they were selling gold.
Everybody should boycott them, the prices would soon fall. It's the same when you visit anywhere like Alton towers, Drayton Manor and such places you can only find these fast food outlets and I can't eat any of that. If you do happen to find a proper restaurant or café it is usually packed with a queue waiting.
We always take a packed lunch for ourselves and if the kids want MacDonald's or whatever we buy that and we eat our own. At least we know whats in it.
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With me doing over 2,000 miles a week I used to know nearly every greasy spoon cafe in the country, only ever used the ones with trucks outside the best indication that the food was good and reasonsbly priced, some services used to have a transport section where truck drivers
got a discount on their meals, and I always used that section, even going to the length of carrying a pair of overalls with me if I was doing a non working job.
Do you remember when the motorways first opened they all had a transport café for the workers and a restaurant for the trippers.
The Blue Boar down at Watford Gap the first motorway café was designed for transport drivers only. But as soon as the big boys like Forte and Granada moved in realising that they had got a captive customer base all thoughts of keeping it cheap for the lorry drivers went out of the window. They could be robbed as much as anybody else.
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Good Morning All, and you SB.
What a miserable day weather wise, I am out in the sticks again today and was looking forward to a nice sunny day.
What will I get? Cold and damp, but will I let it get me down? Probably.
Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
Peter De Vries (b. 1910)