FIRST of all, I'm sorry I haven't been posting for a while. I've been in a bit of a trough - nothing serious, just a bit out of sorts. I should have posted a notice - I am sorry I didn't do this, it was rude of me. And sorry to have caused any concern - I've been fine - definitely not buried in the allotment! (though maybe this is just what our asparagus crop needs). I'm still taking pictures but am feeling a bit up-to-my-eyes at present so I'm not sure if I'm going to continue on with this for much longer - I'll see how I get on over the next week or so.
Anyhow, God help our tourists if this is what is on offer. The first photo was taken outside a popular local cafe a few weeks ago - I can't imagine how any tourists are going to be attracted by this sort of menu - I thought this was the sort of depressing stuff only the Irish ate. (Can you imagine an Italian tourist sitting down to mince beef pie & chips?).
The second photo was taken in a cafe in Enniskillen last week - sadly I didn't try the special toastie of tuna/banana/redcurrent&cheese - so I can only begin to imagine what it tastes like... In this cafe we were charged £12 for two (soggy from the microwave) sausage rolls, 2 very tiny bottles of (warm) water, a cup of tea and a teeny little pie. Last summer in Rome we paid 5 euro for two gorgeous coffees, a freshly squeezed orange juice and 3 wonderful croissants. I know there is some wonderful food available in NI - a lot of very good restaurants have opened over the last few years, but most of our cafes have a really long way to go.