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As I said in the last post, we never visited Joe’s Ice Cream. But what we did eat was something we had never heard of – Welsh cakes. Imagine a scone, but it’s not dry and crumbly, it’s soft and moist with raisins dotted through. It was delightful. We sat on the Mumbles pier with our snack and watched the sea. On our walk back to the bus stop, it was lunch time. What do you eat by the seaside anywhere in the UK? Fish and chips with mushy peas. We found a restaurant that did everything right – the fish and chips were light and crispy, and the mushy peas were quite nice. I didn’t know what to expect from mushy peas, but I liked them very much.
Then we had dessert. I had a traditional sticky toffee pudding, but it was anything but ordinary. At my first taste, I had to close my eyes – I didn’t want any other sensory input to interfere. It was perfect. It was sweet with just a hint of salt in the toffee to cut through the richness. On the walk back we found some windows painted with Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas’ poetry and daffodils and leeks, two Welsh symbols. They were beautiful, but as is almost always the case with us, our trip was marked more by what we ate than what we saw!
dry = sec
moist = moelleux
delightful = (ici) délicieux
pier = une jetée
mushy peas = une purée de petits pois
crispy = croquant
sensory input = les stimuli sensoriels
hint = (ici) une pointe
to cut through = (ici) couper
richness = la richesse
daffodils = des jonquilles
leeks = des poireaux
but as is almost always the case = (ici) mais comme d’habitude