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Countryside: حومه شهر
Tartan: پارچه شطرنجی
Wicker: ترکه، چوب سبد
Usurped: غصب شده
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Richard:we’re talking about the picnic.
Jackie: Mmm, picnics Richard. What exactly do we mean when we say picnic?
Richard:I think at its simplest, it's a meal, outside in the countryside.
Jackie: Right, it's a... it's an informal meal, isn't it?
Richard:Yes. Usually with family and friends, yes.
Jackie: What kind of typical food then do you associate with picnics? For me its hard-boiled eggs. [Laughs] Richard:Easy... easy things to transport out, yes. Sandwiches...
Jackie: Cucumber sandwiches. [Richard laughs] Richard:Er... fizzy drinks.
Jackie: Fizzy drinks, yes. Cooked food probably, cold sausages, things like that. [Richard: Yes] And also when I think about the quintessential English picnic, right, it's got to be a tartan rug on the ground...
Richard:Yes. It's all the extra bits and pieces: the tartan rug, the thermos flask...
Jackie: ...er... wicker hamper.
Richard:The wicker hamper, of course, I always think about the wicker hamper with picnics, I don't think we ever had one to be honest.
Jackie: No. And also plastic plates and... and plastic glasses as well. It's also, I think when you choose a picnic spot, it's always usually a place of natural beauty though as well, isn't it?
Jackie: Do you have any memories of picnics, Richard?
Richard: Yes urn... we used to go on picnics at the weekend as a child often to the... to the beach as well.
Jackie: Of course.
Richard: Slightly different, but urn... we used to have the Glens in the Isle of Man, very picturesque spots, a nice piece of grass, lovely. Always warm and sunny.
Jackie: So your memories of picnics are more of when you were a child, then?
Richard: Definitely. Urn... although adults do go on picnics nowadays I can't remember the last time I actually went on one. So I... I actually think the picnic has been usurped by the barbecue
Jackie: Well, they're much more portable nowadays, aren't they?
Richard: Yes, of course and the picnic hamper which we... we talked about has urn... given way to the cool box.
Jackie: And also maybe um... talking about the barbecue, you're less likely to sit on a rug on the ground, you're going to have folding chairs, aren't you?
Richard: And actually the barbecue's normally in the back garden. I remember... we never had any sort of events in the back garden when I was a child but now people set up their back gardens for barbecues.
Jackie:Do you think that's because the weather's got better.
Richard: [laughs] Possibly, I don't know.
Jackie:I think there is a romantic notion about picnics though, Richard, whether ifs in the form of a barbecue or not. Um... but it's not always fun and games, is it? I mean, I'm thinking about there's always ants, aren't there? And wasps.
Richard: Ants and wasps definitely... all that packing up.
Jackie:At the end, at the end, yes, when you're tired and you've maybe you've had a bit to drink and it's still hot, packing up all that stuff and driving home isn't much fun.
Richard:And also out in a field somewhere there's often no toilet facilities.
Jackie: Mmm and actually, I don't know about you but I don't really enjoy sitting on the ground, it gets really uncomfortable after a while. I prefer sitting on a chair.
Richard:Much more relaxing if you've got a nice back garden, I think.
Jackie: And then if the weather... if it's too hot, it's uncomfortable, if it's too cold then you're feeling pretty miserable being outside but overall they're fun though.
Richard:Well, all my memories are fantastic.
Jackie: So what about you the listeners, do you have some nice memories of picnics?
Richard:Or do you prefer the barbecue? Write in and tell us, we'd love to hear from you.
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