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Thursday 13 May 2004 5.28pm
Friday 14 May 2004 10.50am
With the Bank Holiday coming up, here's a useful link for anyone thinking of taking a break in the loverly English countryside:

I've already printed out the list of suppliers, and plan to leave it in the car (with sleeping bag, tent, and firelighters)

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Friday 14 May 2004 11.49am
Please can you all have a look at the save the orchards campaign at: More sillyness from the government.
Friday 14 May 2004 8.32pm
Disappointed with the scrumpy site - but only because I assumed it contain postings of top unattended orchards round the country where people had had successful scrumping sessions for apples.
Monday 17 May 2004 8.57am
Don't knock the scrrrrrrrrrrrrumpy site. It took me to a great cider farm on Sunday.

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Monday 17 May 2004 9.06am
Not knocking - just disapointed that I hadn't read it properly. My propensity for always keeping an eye out for getting something for nothing made me read 'scrumping' where it actually said 'scrumpy'.

Bit worrying about all these people being paid to grub up their old orchards though. We should all sign the online petition.
Monday 17 May 2004 9.07am
"Axiblatao is the cider that has so much carbonic anhydride that when it is opening in the glass it produces a species of whistle and when drinking it makes rebolguinos in the mouth."
- This from a very good site on Spanish cider:
which also gives advice on how they pour, or "throw" cider.
Monday 17 May 2004 9.43am
Oh, and Tharg, I found out that they DID take cider on ships to combat scurvy. Picked up a guide to cider farms in Somerset and it had two quotes from Francis Bacon saying that a drop of scrumpy would cure scurvy and that they used to take it on long voyages.

Alway looking for ways to promote cider - the health drink of the future

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Monday 17 May 2004 9.58am
Check this:
There is certainly a lot of evidence to back up the claims made on behalf of cider vinegar, I won't put anything other than Aspall's organic cider vinegar on my chips.
Monday 17 May 2004 10.18am
Ivanhoe, just read your HMZ post. I was going to recommend that farm to you, but thought it a little too far out of your way. I had some of their perry last week, isn't it wonderful? My mate Andy brought it back after a trip to Wiltshire, unfortunately, he dropped the bottle on the way into work. It split and sprayed perry in all directions, so he ran into a shop, bought a bottle of water and put the remainder of the perry in that. Me and Biro scoffed it with some sausages I got from London Bridge Vaults.
Andy gave the cider he brought back to some Finns. They were very impressed, as the cider they drink in Finland is very sweet. He's goung back soon, and has promised me (and the Finns) some more.
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