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What's the current pub experience like T? I have some friends who are seasoned pissheads but who say they just don't bother anymore.

Here's a real old American classic I just necked for our fine friends across the pond. A 100% peanuts peanut butter and jelly (note I use the US term and not the English 'jam') sammidge. Made with strawberry flavour (or should that be flavor :smile), though I believe the traditional version is grape.

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I've been in four pubs since they opened. I drink pop now and not beer so it's never going to be the same for me as it used to be...but...

....The first place was a trendyish bar in Sheffield. I went in with four people from work. Four lads. Because we were all from separate households they wouldn't let us sit together inside. We had to sit outside (all at the same table, strangely enough) and they brought our beers to us. We had to order and pay using our phones. £3 for a diddy bottle of Coke.

The second place was a shit place close by my home. There was a sign in book which I didn't sign. There were six people and a copy of Boxing News inside the boozer, that is all.

The third place again in Sheffield is a proper old style boozer - we had to reserve a table, order from the table, go in one door and out the other. Queue outside the toilets as they only allowed one at a time in.

The fourth place was a proper old time boozer again. We had to sign in but could order at the bar. If I get tagged for T&T I'm not admitting I was there. The number given was my friend's.

All four were fucking shit. I think in two or three years time the pub population (buildings open) will have halved. The only places open will sell food and be part of a chain. This won't affect me at all because I'm working this current job for one year (until Sept 2021) and then leaving England once and for all. If I have to do it illegally and get work abroad by dodgy means then so be it. I would hope my profession as a primary school teacher will open me some doors.

In my life I have never known this country be in such a bad state. I was too young for Thatcher so I can't compare...but as it stands now I have no quality of life here whatsoever. I go to work for one thing, that's money to leave here. I need to save £5k and then I can go. I don't want any sympathy because that's not what I'm about, but I rent a one bedroom flat, have two parents retired and a sister who doesn't talk to me and hasn't for ten years. I have two friends who are married with children and live miles away. I don't have a current girlfriend and I'm not banging anyone at the moment.

I start at a new boxing gym tomorrow at 6pm, that's all that's keeping me here, that and the £4000 I still have to find before I leave these shores. England is a complete joke, and I never thought I'd ever hear myself say that. That wasn't meant to sound depressing, it just is. ETA in another country is September/October next year. 11 months to pay my way here and save another £4k. I'll do it.
 
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Trail

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Can't beat the classic "PB&J" sandwich. Or better yet, go with the "Elvis Presley Special" of grilled or fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Simple to make by putting peanut butter on one slice of bread, mashed bananas on the other slice, put them together and melt a bit of butter in a pan and brown the bread like you would a grilled cheese sandwich.
I worked in the US some years ago between years at university. I could never understand the PB&J sandwich. Still can't years later. It's like putting tomato ketchup with chocolate digestives or carrots with fish and chips.
 
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I worked in the US some years ago between years at university. I could never understand the PB&J sandwich. Still can't years later. It's like putting tomato ketchup with chocolate digestives or carrots with fish and chips.
I'm not a huge fan either, but then I don't love peanut butter.
They're easy to throw together and my wife likes them so making her lunch is easy.

You guys seen the frozen pb&j? Been seeing them on the aisle ends recently.



As for me, I'm eating biscuits and chicken strips tonight.
 
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I'm not a huge fan either, but then I don't love peanut butter.
They're easy to throw together and my wife likes them so making her lunch is easy.

You guys seen the frozen pb&j? Been seeing them on the aisle ends recently.



As for me, I'm eating biscuits and chicken strips tonight.
I'm sticking with the chicken strips. Forget all that PB&J malarkey.
 
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Can't beat the classic "PB&J" sandwich. Or better yet, go with the "Elvis Presley Special" of grilled or fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Simple to make by putting peanut butter on one slice of bread, mashed bananas on the other slice, put them together and melt a bit of butter in a pan and brown the bread like you would a grilled cheese sandwich.
Was thinking of trying PB and banana. Will try this and report back. :good

Today's main was mackerel again. Light, quick, and easy.

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I worked in the US some years ago between years at university. I could never understand the PB&J sandwich. Still can't years later. It's like putting tomato ketchup with chocolate digestives or carrots with fish and chips.
I know what you mean. The taste of the jam tends to override the peanut butter though, at least it does the way I make 'em. To me it's basically a jammy sammy with some added protein.
 
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Was thinking of trying PB and banana. Will try this and report back. :good

Today's main was mackerel again. Light, quick, and easy.

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I've made them before and if the bananas aren't real ripe (think black spots on the skin), then I would drizzle about 1 tsp. of honey over the bananas to kick up the sweet taste a notch or two.

I use very ripe bananas when I make my banana/nut bread that is a hit with the folks I give it to and one of my favorite uses for very ripe bananas is to make a cake like my old grandma use to make when I was a kid.

She'd make a yellow layered cake and ice it with her homemade chocolate icing and she'd put the bottom layer on a cake plate, layer some icing on it, thinly slice very ripe banana and lay that on top of the icing. Then she'd put the top layer on the cake and finish icing the entire cake. She'd let that sit on the table for several hours before cutting and the bananas would infuse great flavor into the cake as it sat. It was always much better a day or two later--------if it lasted that long.
 
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In my life I have never known this country be in such a bad state.
Amen to that. Where else is there to go though pal? The only attractive option for me would be the US. :conf

I'd want to go somewhere where they speak English (don't wanna be having pigeon English conversations lol) and are equally as advanced.
 
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What's the current pub experience like T? I have some friends who are seasoned pissheads but who say they just don't bother anymore.

Here's a real old American classic I just necked for our fine friends across the pond. A 100% peanuts peanut butter and jelly (note I use the US term and not the English 'jam') sammidge. Made with strawberry flavour (or should that be flavor :smile), though I believe the traditional version is grape.

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I know Americans who call jam, jam.
 
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Amen to that. Where else is there to go though pal? The only attractive option for me would be the US. :conf

I'd want to go somewhere where they speak English (don't wanna be having pigeon English conversations lol) and are equally as advanced.
I would try the Netherlands again. I taught out there and came back. Outside of this US or South Korea, China teaching. I seriously can't stand this country much longer, so many aspects of it fuck me off. I'm going to bury my head in the sand a little bit and just fuck off.

I'm too young for Thatcher so I can't comment on that, but the Clegg/Cameron government were better than this lot here today - and that's fucking saying something, and I can't see myself being governed as a citizen or an individual for much longer by the cunts governing us now. Plus, this is the first time since I've been 17 when I haven't had a girlfriend or been boffing someone regularly. The sense of freedom is filling my mind (paraphrase: Feeder), seems like too good an opportunity not to fuck off somewhere.

Ant. I will go for a drink with you and @Bob Weaver prior to leaving. Hold me to that. My first shout too. GABBA.
 
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I would try the Netherlands again. I taught out there and came back. Outside of this US or South Korea, China teaching. I seriously can't stand this country much longer, so many aspects of it fuck me off. I'm going to bury my head in the sand a little bit and just fuck off.

I'm too young for Thatcher so I can't comment on that, but the Clegg/Cameron government were better than this lot here today - and that's fucking saying something, and I can't see myself being governed as a citizen or an individual for much longer by the cunts governing us now. Plus, this is the first time since I've been 17 when I haven't had a girlfriend or been boffing someone regularly. The sense of freedom is filling my mind (paraphrase: Feeder), seems like too good an opportunity not to fuck off somewhere.

Ant. I will go for a drink with you and @Bob Weaver prior to leaving. Hold me to that. My first shout too. GABBA.
I'm going to have to knock you back mate. I'm washing my hair that night.




Seriously though, in real life I'd happily meet for a drink, but I like being totally anonymous online. Don't like it encroaching on my real life or vice versa. (that sounds really fucking precious, when I write it down).
 
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I'm going to have to knock you back mate. I'm washing my hair that night.




Seriously though, in real life I'd happily meet for a drink, but I like being totally anonymous online. Don't like it encroaching on my real life or vice versa. (that sounds really fucking precious, when I write it down).
I'm the same. I'm sure I'd get along with a lot of people here, but I prefer it the way it is
 
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I'm the same. I'm sure I'd get along with a lot of people here, but I prefer it the way it is
Yeah, I do it a bit in real life too. I don't tend to mix my friend groups, so I have distinct school, uni, work, and couple friends, that don't really overlap.

I also just generally like my privacy.

Finally, I like being anonymous because of my work. In theory if I do anything that could bring the accountancy profession into disrepute I could lose my professional membership, which would end my career.


I like being able to do and say what I want online, so I leave my personal life vague enough that I can say what I want and not really worry too much about it impacting my real life.
 
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Saw one really odd recipe on a Youtube video recently. Tinned sardines with condensed milk!

Yeah I was like that's not going to work but apparently it's good. I'm going to give it a try and some point, fry the sardines in some cornflour to make them crispy then make a dip with condensed milk and hot sauce. I'm out of cornflour at the moment and can't find any at the supermarkets right now. But once I do I'll let you guys know if it's actually good or as horrid as it sounds lol.
 
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Saw one really odd recipe on a Youtube video recently. Tinned sardines with condensed milk!

Yeah I was like that's not going to work but apparently it's good. I'm going to give it a try and some point, fry the sardines in some cornflour to make them crispy then make a dip with condensed milk and hot sauce. I'm out of cornflour at the moment and can't find any at the supermarkets right now. But once I do I'll let you guys know if it's actually good or as horrid as it sounds lol.
Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's probably bloody delicious. :good

Came across a discarded 25kg sandbag at some roadworks yesterday and made up a homemade training pack using an old army kit bag. Just had a great session with it. Slung down a protein shake followed by some mackerel on toast.

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