No, the only words you got right were Australian & New Zealand.Oh I may have the "Constabulary wrong".
Not unusual enough to verify before posting to the WWW, particularly on ANZAC day?Someone once quoted that to me, and it stuck in my brain as seeming unusual to use a policing term not a military term.
Totally agreed.There are things about this time of year that I like. The world turning green and the weather turning a bit warmer - some of the time.
But oh...the things I hate. Mainly about food. This is the time that last year stored stuff has run out and this years supplies from the garden are not ready yet. We have to buy things from the supermarket. I know there are people who actually survive on this stuff but what ever happened to their taste buds? We have just had our first salad of the year. The leaves were bitter and soggy. The tomatoes broke the trades descriptions act. Tasteless and tough, obviously force ripened and certainly not suitable for eating raw. Hopefully, they will cook with enough basil or rosemary to make them taste of something even if not tomato.
Bananas that go rotten after a day or two, fruit that like the toms don't taste of anything, I could go on some more....but it's too boring. Whatever we buy when we go back to the UK is going to have a big enough garden to keep growing our own fruit and veg so we can enjoy the process of eating rather than just doing it through necessity.
I bought six tomatoes from Tesco three months ago. They resembled tomatoes in that they were red and round, but the taste showed that that's where the similarity stopped. I cooked five, but as an experiment kept one in the fridge to see what happened to it.The tomatoes broke the trades descriptions act. Tasteless and tough, obviously force ripened and certainly not suitable for eating raw.
This discussion has wandered into my backyard - I am not a "food scientist" but do have some experience in microbiology, biochemistry and genetics.Good grief. I hope it hasn't infected the rest of the fridge's contents.
The more I see the more I think mankind is happily poisoning itself. It's doomed, doomed I tell you.