Darrell is always open to new “life choices”, as you know, he is no stranger to vegetarianism because of Hugh. Hugh is a staunch observer, but has never rammed it down our throats when we have stayed with him or vice versa……
But veganism is still a bit of a mystery, so when Darrell saw that there was a Vegan Fair at the Town Hall, well, it would be rude not to have a mooch.
And, as none of us has ever been inside the Town Hall, but were Town Hall curious, Darrell was a bit of a trailblazer in that respect …………. and once inside Darrell noted the impressive portraits, the romantic sweeping staircase, and the imposing vaulted ceilings!
There weren’t as many free samples as Darrell had hoped and those on offer were so tiny weeny it was hard to judge …….except for some vegan cheese, which made Darrell’s toes curl, described as …..”not his cup of tea of a cheese type nature”, or less politely as “yewwwwwyyyyyy!”.
However, the vegan coconut fudge did hit the spot, but at £1.20 for a small square, not a bag, Darrell was a stranger to his purse.
…… As it was when he decided to make a considered purchase of a peanut butter and much seeded flapjack, though he waited patiently for a while and returned twice, there appeared to be no one to serve him ……. so his money was yet again safe. Darrell concluded that perhaps being a vegan wasn’t right for him just yet, he wasn’t ready to give up bacon and wearing leather belt to keep his trousers up ….. and the t-shirts weren’t very bright colours.
But, still wanting to bring something home for tea, Darrell decided he would go a bit vegetarian on this occasion and bought home a Stilton and Broccoli quiche from a lovely gentleman on the market from whom we have previously bought some very delicious Runner Bean Chutney …….