Saturday, 13 June 2009

Aberdeen Rolls


Glancing at the 'Aberdeen Mad' messageboard, (a forum for supporters of Aberdeen Football Club) I came across a thread devoted to the 'Aberdeen Roll' or 'Rowrie' as it is called. My friends from Aberdeen stuffed gazillions of these down my throat some years ago and I have never forgotten the experience! The Rowrie is one of those things you just cannot stop stuffing into your big gob, or mine preferably! The 'EatScotland' website gives a few details of these lovely eats and if you ever happen to be in the Aberdeen area ensure you grab a few. It must be said these do not come under the heading 'Healthy eating.' That particular joy is one Scots tend to forego! Add to this a smoking habit and an ability to down pints of beer only Danes and Germans can equal it comes as no surprise to find Scotland has one of the highest rates of heart disease in the world! Certainly people eat better now than a few years ago and smoking is on the decline, however to much emphasis on fatty foods and slovenly lifestyle still brings a sad end to far too many. That said if someone force feeds me a bag, or two, of Rowries I will let them! I recommend a visit to the 'EatScotland' site for a touristy glimpse of Scots nourishment, however I do not suggest a visit to the Aberdeen Mad site. You see while the tourist site is written to be understood by one and all the football site is written in a language known as 'Doric.' This is a form of English which is unreadable outside of the North East of Scotland. While our good friend Mike S, will be cognisant with it there is no chance you and I, normal folks, can understand half the words.



Last night I found I had finished the book I had been reading. I searched for a light, easy on the eye tome to take to bed with me. I would have searched for a twenty something blonde but the ASBO prevents this. However in spite of the books all around me I could find nothing to suit my mood! They were all too heavy, wrong subject, or caused me to think, and that is something I attempt to avoid these days. In the end I found myself reading a 'Somerfields' magazine, one of those free things they leave at the checkout for dumb blonde's to get inspiration from. What is happening to me? I put myself to sleep reading about 'Griller Thrillers' and vouchers for hairspray!

When does the football season start again?

6 comments:

Strawberry Girl said...

Oi'!! You've got to get a grip man, grab the nearest lengthy tome that you can find and start reading like mad!!

Luckily for me, I cannot eat those enticing looking rolls because of a certain allergy to all things containing gluten (whew!) that was a close one... how dare you throw tempting looking food at me like that? (tsk. tsk.)

FishHawk said...

This post almost makes me feel ashamed of trying to pick on you so much. Almost.

Mike Smith said...

Fit like bonny loon? Dinnae be feel, min. Ye canny beat a waarm rowie wi' a bit of syrup first thing in the mornin'....

FishHawk said...

Whoa, who knew Hip-Hop was actually Doric???

Adullamite said...

I understand everything, bar what Mike said....
Mike apparently Malones on Slateford Road have them!

Straw I forgot about your gluten fad! Sorry! I will look for something suitable to make you hungry next time.

1st Lady said...

I was up to Aberdeen a few weeks ago and yet again, as I walked past the buttery display, I slowed down, and for some reason I always think to myself MMMMMMMMMMMM butteries. They are so good, yet so unhealthy. Infact just looking at them is 10 calories per second.