Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Ice cream weather

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As today is the warmest day of spring (so far), my thoughts have turned to ice cream. Which is better? The super-soft creamy machine-made version, or the quality, scooped hard stuff?  Hmmm, much testing required ... I love quality ice cream, but and I also love the cheap (not so cheap these days) soft stuff. And usually best with a stick of flakey chocolate stuck in a cone. The famous 99. No idea where that name came from. The thought springs to mind to google the name and find out, and just as quickly, thankfully, the thought vanishes. Now, I think I have a tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer. I'm just stepping out to see, I may be some time ... 

"I may be some time"

The British public was stirred by the death of Captain Lawrence Oates, whose swollen feet were badly frostbitten, and who knew that he was holding his companions back. Scott described Oates' self-sacrificial suicide:

He took pride thinking that his regiment would be pleased with the bold way he met his death. We can testify to his bravery. He has borne intense suffering for weeks without complaint... He slept through the night before last, hoping not to wake; but he woke in the morning yesterday. It was blowing a blizzard. He said 'I am just going outside and may be some time.' He went out into the blizzard and we have not seen him since.

Ice cream man shot taken last summer on the Leica + 35mm.

1 comment:

  1. Uncle, i love mint chocolate chip.Give me one please!