Here in France they are called “bulot”. As I write this little blog a background fantasy of sea food is playing in the middle of my mind. The attached You Tube clip is just to show you how to be sure to add enough salt to oxidise your cardiac pacemaker.
The only reason Fruits de Mer and bulots are going round in my head is that I have just seen some at la poissonnerie and denied myself even a single lick. Today is a fasting day on the 5:2 diet so it’s all about sacrifice. I still don’t think I could run a whelk stall though.
Allowing myself to look at whelks was a special treat to celebrate the completion of the final story for my forthcoming collection of shorts and novelettes which will go out under the banner Love In A Hopeless Place. They are all stories of love among poorer people in urban settings. The final story has probably been the most difficult thing I have ever tried to do. I know it will shock and appal many people. In the end I thought I had to write it because it is more or less a re-creation of true events without too much intervention by me. I’m never afraid of putting sex in my stories and in cases where this is what motivates characters, you just cannot avoid it. I am a bit nervous of the contents. There are advisers around me of the Disney tendency who have turned a ghostly pale on first reading. Might be a good sign eh? Good job I’m an orphan. The title is indeed a lift of the Rihanna song because in the story, a couple of the characters sing it.
Emma thinx: Freedom Air – calorie free seafood to inhale.