Cup of tea and a custard cream? Ooh yes please. Imagine life without a decent brew first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Even out of a polystyrene cup out of that skanky beach hut at your local break there is no better common ground where a bunch of sailors can warm up and converse during a break in sailing than over a decent cuppa (even if it’s a cheap tea bag squeezed into three week old boiling water from a rusted tea urn!). At the higher end of the scale we recommend Yorkshire Tea but only if it is drunk from pure china tea cups and brewed in a warmed tea pot for three minutes and 18 seconds!
God save our gracious Queen, yes we still love her despite her obsession with Corgis, horses and wearing ridiculous hats!. Some might say they cost us taxpayers a fortune but how could we possibly live without an occasional Royal Wedding or the traditional Queens speech every Christmas and besides Prince Charles once tried windsurfing !
FISH AND CHIPS
You are rushing back after that extra hour on the water and the wife has texted two hours ago to pick up dinner on your way home. There is no time to cook up roast beef and Yorkshire puddings but the good old fish and chip shop will get you out of jail. Oh Cod! Close your eyes and imagine the taste of that deep fried greasy batter as you work your way through to the healthy bit inside? Come on admit it, we all know it’s the naughty bits that are the nicest; throw in a couple of sausages in batter and go large on the chips, salt and vinegar and you’ll guarantee to have blown your diet for the next few weeks. Health and fatty issues aside, fish and chips is one of those treats that is one of the foundations of the British diet and on the way back from sailing it’s a quick and easy way to feed yourself after a three hour session at your local break. Shame they don’t wrap them in newspaper anymore!