| idun wrote:|
|I used to like sweet drinks but don't any more.
In France I would buy quality sirops I liked quit a few of them, especially the aniseed. I was fond of fraise but I would only mix it with sparkling water. Of course this is a vichy fraise in a cafe or bar. the only sirop I never liked in France was lime, and once I got hold of a bottle of Rose's, but that was disappointing.
Bane of my social life, the lack of a variety of good soft drinks.
And you were right getting in a strop, I do about this and it is what others find unimportant......strangely you should hear the blokes if they reckon the beer is off, or making a big fuss is the 'measure' doesn't quite make the mark!!!! But I am making an unnecessary fuss if I want a decent drink!|
Thank you, idun, for being so understanding about me getting in a strop. I thought, bad enough that I have to drink water at other people's but, if it's in my own home, I expect my needs to be met!
Here is a link to what I was saying:
Second line of pictures, the one with the red top that says réglisse but it's aniseed, as far as I can taste. Nice small, flat bottle, easily popped into a handbag and the recommended 15 drops added to a glass of l'eau pétillante.
Having read too many Victorian novels, I fancy that I might be the heroine in a romantic novel and I am ailing and counting laudanum drops into my drink!
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
from Fle pour les curieux