Food, Trains & a Wet Trip to London

Ah the great English weather is back…I’m stuck in the house again.

Had a light dinner after so much heavy eating, some parma ham draped over a melon, some pork pie and carrot/cucumber with houmous and taramasalata.

Light Dinner

Topped off with a beautiful meringue pudding, fresh cream and oodles of strawberries.


The weather has gone to crap though.

Rain it does, all the time on and off, drizzle, heavy rain, grey skies, thunder, lightning..the works.

Where did summer go?

At least I managed to get up the Malvern hills while it was decent, I hope it will hold off tomorrow for my Mom’s party!

Anyway I went down to London for a couple of days, or near enough, Watford to be exact.

I love the fact you can do everything online here, I really miss that, book your train tickets, order books, order gifts, order groceries, pay your bills, book cheap flights and holidays, order computer hardware and much much more..

I missed booking the train ticket by a day though, £10 if I booked a day ahead, £35.50 if I booked on the day of travel.

Thankfully..the single was £35.50, the Return was £36.30.

Crazy eh.

Still quite expensive though RM210 for a 1hr50 min train journey.

Train Ride

It’s been a long time since I caught a train..they now have radios onboard with selectable stations and onboard magazines much like aircrafts.

They also have powerpoints for mobile phones and laptops.

I wanted to head into London to take some pictures…but it just rained.


It rained until the roads flooded..


So I was pretty much stuck, it was good to catch with some old friends though.

An old housemate of mine from London town, back in the days of hedonism and wild parties, I haven’t seen him for about 5 years.

His lovely gf even knocked up a pukka roast dinner!


It was as good as it looked.

I’ve been stuck in the house since then though, I did do a bit of shopping but that’s about it, I wanted to go to the cathedral to do some interior HDR, but by the time I got there it was closed, bastards!

I will make it there though.

I also went to see a best friend of mine…to find he’s fucked off to Vietnam, via Malaysia so his brother said..


Last year when I came back he was in China.

We really have to time things better.




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16 Responses to Food, Trains & a Wet Trip to London

  1. jasmine August 19, 2006 at 8:19 am #

    just reading your post makes me feel nolstagic. and suddenly i am missing houmous and taramasalata even! and yeah, i know what you mean about the convenience of booking things online. the wonders of one’s switch card! 🙂

  2. Terenceg August 19, 2006 at 12:37 pm #

    oh yeah….what his name already ? Ding ? or Ping…gosh..i forgotten about him

  3. Michelle August 19, 2006 at 8:54 pm #

    what a pricy train trip! view must have been worth it though…and it’s a bummer you can’t get to see your bestie. better luck (and timing) next time!

  4. Dabido (Teflon) August 19, 2006 at 9:27 pm #

    ‘It rained until the roads flooded..’

    Just like in Aussie or Malaysia! 🙂
    [Well, used to flood the roads in Penang when I was there. I imagine the monsoon torrents still do the same thing.] 🙂

  5. James August 20, 2006 at 12:42 am #

    Nice strawberries. Yeah, very nice colour too.

  6. cheekky August 20, 2006 at 8:28 am #

    35 quid for a return ticket? you must’ve been travelling virgin trains or something… midland mainline are £18.60 return buying on the day in the station. and it gets u there just as quickly.

  7. aprilcherrie August 20, 2006 at 12:47 pm #

    i wan strawberry….

  8. damion August 20, 2006 at 3:11 pm #

    cherrie wants strawberry? -_-”
    darn, the food looks good.. even the simple ones..

  9. kahyeec August 20, 2006 at 6:14 pm #

    Are those mooncakes I see lying on the marble cuttingboard in the first photo?

  10. FireAngel August 21, 2006 at 8:44 am #


  11. Flanegan August 21, 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Dang… the Food!!!

  12. Hijackqueen August 22, 2006 at 1:01 pm #

    Wah, the food! the food! The potatoes looks good.

  13. foodcrazee August 22, 2006 at 1:26 pm #

    weird pricing…..diffrence of 1 pound 30 p for return ? huh ?

  14. KY August 22, 2006 at 2:22 pm #

    the roast thingy… make it!

  15. ShaolinTiger August 26, 2006 at 2:25 am #

    jasmine: Yah gimme my debit card back…and and and and and and and…urgh Can get everything friend in London was like WHAT? You have to go and buy stuff? You mean interact with people? NO WAY!

    Terenceg: Chiu 😛

    Michelle: Hopefully he’ll drop by on the way back from Vietnam, I won’t hold my breath though.

    cheekky: Yah Virgin, I didn’t see any other options on the website and I asked at the counter and that was the cheapest.

    damion: It’s all fantastic, trust me!

    kahyeec: Nope, those are pork pies!

    KY: Will do when I have a proper kitchen and an oven. Kind of hard to roast stuff in a wok 😉

  16. JoyceTheFairy August 27, 2006 at 11:32 pm #

    omg *squeaks* strawberries and cream… one of my favourite desserts there!!!

    You. Bastard.