January 18th, 2020


Foods you used to love that you can't eat now and vice versa

Over on Facebook a friend asked:

a) what food you would not eat as a kid and love as an adult;
b) what food you loved as a kid and would not eat now.

This took a bit of thought because there are things I refused to eat as a child, like fatty meat, that I still can't/won't eat now. Also things I hated as a child like parsnips and mushrooms that I now enjoy in small quantities, but don't exactly love. So I think it has to be onions.

I remember my brother and I wouldn't eat any trace of onion so my poor mother would put them in whole to flavour the stew and then try to fish them out without leaving any bits behind. Now I use them in just about every savoury dish. I also like them raw, but they no longer like me and upset my digestive tract, so I can only eat a very tiny quantity.

As to things I loved as a child and find horrible now, probably candy floss and raw cake mixture scraped from the mixing bowl. My brother and I used to fight to be the one to lick the mixing spoons and eat the last bits of mixture.
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A quiet day in the town square


Today the Say Something in Welsh Day Out was in Dolgellau. We had a great day: an informal talk with Bethan Gwanas a local author; a walk around town with a local historian; lunch in the Sospan restaurant; and a visit to Gwin Dylanwad and a guided tour of the building.

The square is not usually this quiet. It's normally filled with buses and cars, so I was lucky to get this shot.

Eldon Square, Dolgellau