Local Heart, Global Soul

August 3, 2013

Finding Edward Makes Our Day Complete…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last summer Family Kiwidutch took our visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” with us on a European holiday.

As per yesterday’s post she and I are staying at the Saracens Head Hotel in Great Dunmow, close to Stansted airport in the UK whilst Himself and the kids pitch the tent with a group we are meeting here.

This afternoon after lunch I had a nap whilst they went out to the campground and installed themselves, and gossiped caught up with other early arriving friends who are also there.

By early evening Velvetine is back  at the hotel and I’m rested enough to get the crutches out for a walk around town. We are on a mission…  after our earlier disappointment at the hotel restaurant today, we are on a fish and chip finding mission.

Velvetine’s fears of  freezing in the United Kingdom are allayed by the fact that the weather is hot and dry and the early evening temperature is a balmy 25 C so perfect for an evening exploring. We set out down the main street and after several blocks come across what looks like the perfect fish and chip establishment. It’s called “Edwards” and the  fish looks great.  At £4.40  per piece it’s not cheap, but the pieces are decently sized and it’s quality fish so we don’t mind the price in the least.

I’m  also keen on trying a battered hot dog and Velvetine  is interested in trying a fish cake and a pickled egg  as well as our piece of fish each so we skip getting hot chips (fries) and concentrate on the bits that we know we are really craving.  Back in our hotel room we unwrap our goodies from their paper packaging cocoons and tuck in…. hmmm these are exactly what we have been looking forward to in recent days.  Seriously yummy…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

8 Comments »

  1. You have made me so hungry – I’m off to cook tea…

    Comment by kiwiskan — August 3, 2013 @ 4:25 am | Reply

  2. Oh, my! I think I’ve gained weight looking at these.

    Comment by bdh63 — August 6, 2013 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  3. I am making a YouTube video about catching and cooking Dogfish (Rock). Part of that video will be talking about rock and chips on a chip shop menu. Would it be possible to use your chip shop menu image with a credit to your blog and the blog page. Thanks

    Comment by Rob — December 28, 2017 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

    • Rob,
      Yes, most certainly you may: with a link back to my blog please, then that would be fine. Thank you too for asking permission, that is very much appreciated.

      Although as the photographer taking a photo of the sign the copyright of the image taken is mine, you may also wish to contact Edwards fish and Chips too, just to let them know that you will be using something linked to their shop.

      Let them know that I have given you permission to use my photograph from my blog and that both you and I are effectively giving them some free advertising 🙂

      They should be 100% ok with it since the copyright to the photo is mine and not theirs, but it’s just a curtesy note so that they know where images pertaining to them are located on the internet.

      Good Luck with the YouTube video, if you could please send me a link as a reply to this message after it is uploaded, I’d love to take a look!

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 28, 2017 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

      • Thank you very much for your permission. I will contact the shop to let them know and will of course let you know when the video has been uploaded. The credit and link to your blog will appear in the description of the video.

        Comment by Rob — December 28, 2017 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

      • Rob,
        Excellent!

        Comment by kiwidutch — December 29, 2017 @ 7:54 pm | Reply

        • Just to let you know the video is out with a credit to you in the description. Once again thank you. https://youtu.be/TtWNbfSUSPA

          Comment by Rob — January 1, 2018 @ 4:28 am | Reply

          • Rob,
            I watched and enjoyed your video, I learned something too: what “Rock” means when I next see it on a
            UK fish and Chip shop menu board! Until now I had no idea what it was, just that it was something unfamiliar.
            Thanks for teaching me something new.

            Comment by kiwidutch — January 1, 2018 @ 7:02 pm | Reply


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