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[personal profile] shewhomust
At Pilgrims Coffee café yesterday, ordering lunch, I spotted the 'scone pudding', which appeared to be a version of bread pudding made - you'll never guess! - from leftover scones., and thought: I'll come back for some of that! Today, after lunch at the Ship (fish and chips, in my case), [personal profile] durham_rambler and I slipped away from the family party, and went back for a slice of cake, and cup of the coffee that [personal profile] lamentables and [personal profile] abrinsky had praised so highly.

If you do the same thing yourself, be warned - don't take your cake to the outside tables:

Let them eat cake

[personal profile] durham_rambler was very amused: "They're after your cake!"
"No," I said, "They're after your cake!"
They were quite fearless in pursuit of it, too:


But in the end, it was my cake that they got. I was laughing too much to defend it. This is not a criticism of the cake - the one corner I got was very good: but it was worth a slice of cake to sit back and watch the little birds mobbing it, and to feel the wind of their wings, and to watch the lone blackbird surveying them with an affronted air, clicking his beak impatiently (and audibly), as if wondering why they weren't giving way to his superior claim.

Date: 2017-06-22 03:56 pm (UTC)
lamentables: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamentables
We had exactly the same problem yesterday, but successfully defended our cake. The gluten-free chocolate brownie we brought back with us was divine. (Hope we didn't oversell the coffee.)

Date: 2017-06-22 03:56 pm (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
You have to admire sparrows' cheek!

We have so many of them hereabouts.

Date: 2017-06-22 07:00 pm (UTC)
athenais: (Default)
From: [personal profile] athenais
That's hilarious! I wonder if they like it best or go after anything on people's plates. Great photo illustration.

Date: 2017-06-26 01:21 am (UTC)
cellio: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cellio
Wow, that's bold! And hilarious.

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