THE food we gravitate to, the food we need, at two o’clock in the morning isn’t necessarily the food we’d want at a more sensible hour of the day or night. If you’re looking for something to eat at that time, odds are that it will arrive in you stomach on top of a lot of other stuff that’s been ingested – and may take its revenge in the not to distant future.
SUMMERTIME is officially just around the corner and as we have experienced some warm, sunny days recently, the barbecues are already being dragged out of the sheds and fired up, ready for the season ahead.
Turley's Bar, Moneyslane Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, Co Down Tel 028 4065 0855
REMEMBER that Sunday when we had our summer? Glorious wasn't it? Tops off or, 'taps aff' as we say around my way, streaky fake tan everywhere, the smell of burnt sausages in the air as barbecues were dragged from their winter hiding place.
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