Sunday, 16 January 2022

Round and About Yesterday Morning.


I had to pop into town for some special screws yesterday morning. En route I saw the following.

I'm not over-keen on this type of 'trashy graffiti', but I will make yet another exception for this one. If it was no more that 6ft square, I'd happily have it on my wall.

I imagine it's the result of years of overlaid scribblings.


This fence and gate caught my eye. Someone must have a pencil fetish.


And lastly, I couldn't resist this wonderful Pork Pie. It's home-made, hand-made, and desirable enough to make a grown man cry. It comes from a small artisanal shop down in The North Laine area of Brighton (The Brighton Sausage Co), which also sells a wonderful variety of sausages. A thing of beauty is a joy until after lunch!


Just look at that, they don't make better in Melton Mowbray itself. Need I tell you; it was superb. 

31 comments:

  1. Only an artist could see the beauty in that graffiti. I do however truly appreciate the beauty of that pie.
    I bet your palate did a dance of joy.

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    1. Not only did it look wonderful, it tasted wonderful too. A work of art.

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  2. The pencil fence is very cool.

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    1. Yes, it's very funny. I think it must be new.

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  3. That's a wonderfully quirky pencil gate and fence. Someone has a sense of humour.
    Did you eat all that pie in one sitting?

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    1. Only a quarter of it so far, I suspect we'll do better today. I don't see it greeting Monday.

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  4. After years of reading your blog I must find a way to get pork pie. I'm not sure there are any here but I'll find out.

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    1. I'm a big fan of Pork Pies. They're very 'British', I'm not sure you'd get them anywhere else. However, they're very easy to make; mostly.

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  5. Older men popping into town for screws... It's not the first time I have heard about this. Nonetheless, you picked up a real beauty... the pork pie I mean.

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    1. I think it's the most beautiful Pork Pie I've ever seen; a perfect pie. Dickensian almost, I could imagine myself sharing it with Joe Gargery.

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    2. Who did you hear from? Let us hope it wasn't the son-in-law. Grow up. Everything has to be about sex with you.

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  6. If there's a shortage of blue pencil in the world, now we know why! That pastry looks delicious, too.

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    1. They've cornered the market in blue pencils; expect a sharp price rise!

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  7. Are you telling me that its loveliness does not increase after you have eaten it? I do hope not.

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    1. Its loveliness was at its best whilst I was eating it.

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  8. I love the graffiti …. I would like it even more if the black outline drawing wasn’t on it …. I feel that was a bit of graffiti too far and spoilt it !
    I want a slice of pork pie now ! XXXX

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    1. It would be fun on a big white wall in a minimalist home. I could look at it for hours.

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  9. I like good food but I also love great presentation. Did they use some kind of mold to shape the pork pie? Jackie (above) is right and I second her thoughts.

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    1. Traditionally the pastry is moulded around a wooden 'dolly', then filled with the pork mix, before the top is added. I have no idea if this was made that way, it does look amazingly neat.

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  10. The pencil fence reminded me of my own fence creation in my back yard. We had to take down a couple of small, dying trees in the back yard last year. Instead of chopping them up for compost, I wove the branches and stems together to form an "artsy" fence in front of one of my gardens. I was quite pleased with the end result. The next day, my friend and neighbour asked me if I wanted to borrow his trailer to dispose of my "brush pile". Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.

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    1. Sounds fun. I've always wanted to weave a Willow hedge, but have yet to do so. I will one day!

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  11. I like a good pork pie. I am quite fussy about them. That one has a good crust but the inside is what counts.

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    1. There was a nice amount of jelly inside; that's the tricky bit. A good pork pie.

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    2. Yes, I was going to mention the jelly. I am glad that was a good pie.

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    3. I did try to make a pork pie once, but I failed to get the jelly inside. It all flooded out at the bottom.

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  12. The pencil fence will deter climbing over raid the dust bin.

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    1. Someone will probably steal it before long.

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  13. I don't like the graffiti. I don't like pork either, so probably wouldn't like a pork pie, but that one is well made and nice to look at.

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  14. All those blue pencils took me back towhen I was working at a county newspaper back in the 70s. A blue pencil is a pencil traditionally used by a copy editor or sub-editor to show corrections to a written copy. The color was used because it wouldn't show in some lithographic or photographic reproduction processes. Thanks for posting. I thought I got a good whiff of printer's ink just looking at them. LOL

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