Is your diet safe, is it out of date. With new weight loss plans introduced at what seems a speed faster than light has us query is an aging diet a healthy one.
British pubs used to allow smoking, but not anymore. If you wish to light up a cigarette, you will not be allowed to do so inside the pub. While some parts of the UK have been slower to follow suit, England imposed a smoking ban in pubs in 2007. This means that if you are a smoker, do not expect to be able to smoke inside a pub that has already imposed the ban. Some pub managers allow people to continue to smoke outside in the beer garden. But this is at the discretion of the pub manager and should not be expected as a general rule.
I really appreciate how much of a consumer society we are in America when I spend Christmas in England. People still give gifts over here, but it’s more about just being together and remembering friends and family than it is how much can I get. I’m sure that varies from family to family though. People here tend to buy one gift for each person and for people that you don’t know that well you just give them a card. Christmas cards are just as big here as they are in the states.
One of the popular pubs in Central London is known as the Lamb and Flag. It is located within the heart of Covent Garden, and at last count it is thought to be at least three hundred years old. The pub was always popular with the laborers that came there for a drink, but often a night at the pub for many of them would end in fighting. Therefore the pub is not known for the sophisticated or mannerly customers it now has today.
I gave up any attempts to cook after an episode in the boy scouts when I was in charge of the best pub food sydney dinner at the camp site. I lifted the roast beef out of the tin we were roasting it in and dropped it – we didn’t have oven gloves!
Pulling a Christmas cracker is a tradition of the English that I really do like. A cracker is a tube of paper rolled up and traditionally stuffed with a joke, a funny paper crown and a little gift. There is a little paper snap inside so that when each person pulls on one side of the cracker and it comes apart, it gives a pathetic little bang much like a cap gun. Tradition is, the person with the most remnants of the cracker after pulling it apart wins the prizes inside. I think in a lot of families everybody gets their own cracker though so nobody goes without. Crackers can be a lot like puddings, you can buy the cheap versions with worthless small prizes up to expensive crackers with expensive gifts like sterling silver pens inside them. I still use my pen all the time!
For example, a 300ml mug is ideal for measuring uncooked rice (one adult portion equals a quarter of a mug), weighing scales give you an accurate measure, and try a tablespoon for dried fruit and nuts. Invest in a spaghetti measurer and you’ll have an easy way of measuring pasta.