Saturday, 14 July 2012

KitKat Chunky peanut butter

Recently got my mitts on one of these finally. Verdict = get them if/while you can.
Just like a regular KitKat chunky, but with peanut butter in it. Bit salty though.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Who thought tinned potatoes were a good idea?

I've been wondering this for a while now. Possibly the least successful canned food out there, don't taste all that particularly great.... especially if you followed the instructions on the tin that say to empty the contents (potatoes & water) into a saucepan and heat up. If you use this method, I've found they end up tasting so bad, they bring back Vietnam-style flashbacks of childhood, of grandparents trying to wipe your face with a dishcloth that's well on its way to becoming minging, and in need of throwing out soon.

Far better to fill a saucepan with freshwater from the kitchen tap, and heat until it starts bubbling away... Then put the potatoes in there to heat up, having drained off the water in the can down the kitchen sink.

Even then, they're only really any good if you stick them in a stew / casserole, and bury them in loads of beef gravy. Or with a salad, and bury them in a load of Heinz Salad Cream, or Mayo.

They're no good at all for mashed potato.

I suppose the one redeeming feature is it saves having to wash & peel them.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Whitby's Piers are a bit more saved than they were

Work is still underway to replace the knackered footbridge over to the Pier Extension on Whitby's West Pier, with access closed off since about 11th June and work expected to be completed around 20th July 2012. Here's some pics I caught earlier in the week of the work in progress:
These images are also available to view @ the Save Whitby Piers Facebook Group.

 I've also knocked together an unofficial Whitby Piers websites @ to better co-ordinate the Facebook campaign, a petition to save the Piers & some guides to the Piers I wrote for my Whitby Website.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Class 55 "Deltic" action this week

Ever since I was little (c. 1982 - 1985, I reckon), I've had a pretty major thing for the BR Class 55 "Deltic" locomotives, especially when visiting the nearby North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont (streetview), and they had 55009 / D9009 "Alycidon" there.

Back in 2002, a pair of them were back at the NYMR for the summer..... at exactly the same time I'd been sent there to do work experience. I even had a chance to look around inside them (on the one day I'd forgotten to bring my sodding camera with me!).

This week it seems at least one of them is back at the NYMR, having seen 55022 "Royal Scots Grey" on Monday running passenger trips to Whitby and back. I've heard it going past on the days since, too.... here's the video footage I captured..........