I Ate A Snail

9 Dec

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Today I ate a snail for the first time. I won’t bother again. It tasted like earth in garlic butter with the texture of one of those rubbery sponges you put make-up on, if you wear make-up. Husb and I went to a posh French restaurant for his birthday meal. His birthday was in August but it took a long time to get a reservation. Apart from the snail, it was lovely but now I’m stuffed and I don’t want to do any drawing. What a lazy mare. Here’s one I did earlier this year, in the rain on Swansea Beach. Now off to bed, like a beached whale in a duvet.

8 Responses to “I Ate A Snail”

  1. stephielevin December 10, 2015 at 20:35 #

    “Earth in garlic butter”, a perfect description!

  2. mrsdaffodil December 10, 2015 at 19:54 #

    A waste of good garlic butter! Your sketch has really captured the feel of a rainy day walk on the beach.

  3. Phil Cooper December 10, 2015 at 12:34 #

    Gorgeous little sketch. I’ve never eaten a snail, and now I’m not going to.

    • Rosie Scribblah December 10, 2015 at 14:14 #

      Thank you. I won’t bother again. Basically dirt mixed with PVA glue and dunked into garlic butter.

  4. Michael Richards (certainline) December 10, 2015 at 11:08 #

    I ate a snail in 1978. I haven’t eaten another.

    • Rosie Scribblah December 10, 2015 at 14:14 #

      Wise decision. I won’t be repeating the experience

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