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Lush Places: royal jelly, a dish best served not at all

IF YOU’VE ever been to a Lush Places fete and had a go on our tombola, you might have won a selection of the Rural Lidl’s finest¬† – a tin of hot dog sausages that taste like a balloon modeller made them, or even a box of those molllusc-shaped chocolates

More often than not, you might be lucky and pull out a ticket entitling you to a pack of cut-price orange or strawberry jelly. Delicious, for you. And cheap, for us. Tombola prizes should never cost an organiser too much.

But this week of all weeks, as Wills and Kate tie the knot, as Lush Places prepares to hang out the flags, put on our glad rags and actually use some jelly to fill up 100 plastic cases from Lilliput,  Lidl decides to pull the plug on the European jelly lake.

It’s apparently the wrong time of year.

Not only are we devoid of cheap jelly for the royal nuptials, I’ve just discovered that one of the three commemorative mugs I picked up from a Bridport market stall has the wrong prince on it.

So congratulations Harry, the best man won.