The Trip Home & A Pub Lunch in Malvern

Well after missing my connecting flight and being stuck in Dubai airport for a grand total of 10 hours, I finally made it home, trip time around 25 hours..

Let’s just say I was pretty tired, but not too bad as I got leg room on both flights, yay!


The second one was surprisingly empty, but I guess everyone in UK is leaving to go on holiday in August not yet coming back.

The skies were beautifully blue and it was a nice pleasant smooth journey.

Blue Skies

It was a bit grey in Birmingham when I landed but by the time I got up the next day it was gloriously blue and lovely.

Blue Skies at Home

There were still some flowers out, and I spotted a bee playing in the garden, ah to have a macro lens..

Lavendar & Bee

From my Mom’s garden.

Yellow Beauty

I decided it would be nice to head up the Malvern hills as it was a pleasant day, not too hot and not too cold.

We stopped for lunch at a traditional English pub that had a 2 for 1 offer on.

The Crown

It’s called the crown and has a pretty old design, and pretty flowers!

The Crown

I had Gammon steak with both pineapple and egg!

Gammon Steak

And Mom had a rather delicious chicken tikka salad, chicken tikka is after all the national dish of England.

Chicken Tikka Salad

After lunch we headed for an 8km trek up the Malvern Hills..this was at the foot.

Foot of the Hills

More later…up the top!




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19 Responses to The Trip Home & A Pub Lunch in Malvern

  1. David August 11, 2006 at 7:32 pm #

    You sell a traditional English pub lunch very well!

  2. earl-ku August 11, 2006 at 8:36 pm #

    lol, chicken tikka = England national food


  3. Chris August 11, 2006 at 8:38 pm #

    It is a very accidental chance I got your blog address from website and had a quick look at it, it is surprisingly outstanding really. So I add your blog to my address and every few times come here to have a look, do you know my initial attention? Haha, just to improve my english.

    If you have a time, please have a look at my blog,but maybe you cannot understand,because all in Chinese:

  4. Dabido (Teflon) August 11, 2006 at 10:03 pm #

    I love flying. Wish i coudl head off somewhere, but I have problems to solve [work] and things to do [and stuff!] 🙂

  5. James August 11, 2006 at 11:06 pm #

    That looks absolutely delicious

  6. Paul August 12, 2006 at 12:38 am #

    Hope you had a safe flight – and didn’t get frisked at the airport especially with all the precautions lately!


  7. stephenstreets August 12, 2006 at 12:57 am #

    I really like the aircraft wing and the sky picture,i really do. Should use in some ad or something.

  8. cecilia August 12, 2006 at 1:01 am #

    missing my connecting flight and being stuck in Dubai airport for a grand total of 10 hours



  9. -Uncle Ho's Apprentice- August 12, 2006 at 6:55 am #

    how long will u be in UK? if till sept mind i pay u a visit?

  10. ShaolinTiger August 12, 2006 at 8:12 am #

    David: Thanks, I tend to find they sell themselves pretty well though 😉

    earl-ku: It’s true bro, look it up 😛

    Chris: You’re welcome, do come more often.

    Paul: Thankfully missed all that nonsense by 1 day, hopefully it will be back to normal when I return, I really don’t fancy checking all my stuff in..

    stephenstreets: Yah I really like it too, just wish someone else did and they would buy it 😉

    Uncle Ho’s Apprentice: Sorry, leaving the end of August, I don’t get that much leave..I have to go to Dubai anyway.

  11. Michelle August 12, 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    haha, visiting this site sure whets my appetite – those food shots are so pretty! they look like they belong in some foodie magazine.

    anyhow, it must be good to be home, and it’s really lucky that you arrived right before the chaos started. so yes, enjoy the rest of your hols!

  12. Matthew August 12, 2006 at 1:32 pm #


  13. Gouki August 12, 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    It’s the first time I see food in this blog and think:

    “That looks so gooooood!”


  14. ShaolinTiger August 13, 2006 at 10:06 pm #

    Michelle: Thanks, yah hopefully all the chaos will calm down before I have to fly back.

    Gouki: Haha, don’t worry bro, more will come 😉

  15. pinolobu August 13, 2006 at 11:58 pm #

    The English are not famed for their food, but I liked the general atmosphere of life there during my 5 year stay there.

  16. ShaolinTiger August 14, 2006 at 12:29 am #

    pinolobu: Well many Asians find English food bland, and England as such doesn’t have an eating out culture, so to find the really good food you have to eat in people’s homes. Then you’ll find fantastic food, fish and chips is ok now and then and the rest of the takeaway food is Indian or Chinese.

  17. foodcrazee August 14, 2006 at 8:11 pm #

    25 hours ? gosh….that’ll kill me for sure. be too tired to eat after that

  18. reuben August 19, 2006 at 6:52 am #

    england doesn’t have an eating out culture….*snigger*

    and tikki is definatly the food of england

  19. Plugin August 14, 2008 at 2:29 am #

    Dude, check this “chicken tikka, a traditional Indian dish, means pieces of tandoori chicken; masala is a blend of spices. Known in the curry trade as …..”