Malvern and Minehead

The weather has still been a bit hit and miss, it’s raining pretty hard now and was miserable yesterday.

We had a few good days before that though, had a nice walk up the Malvern Hills.

Malvern - North Hill

We didn’t make it all the way up to the top because my Mom bought a car on the way to Malvern, a lovely mercury silver Renault Kangoo from 2005.

Off down to Minehead after that, my aunt is such a superb host and an amazing cook, we had some fantastic meals.

We had a ride on the West Somerset Railway too, real oldskool steam train.

West Somerset Railway Steam Train

And of course some cream teas! This was a very good one with clotted cream, strawberry jam and scones. These are scones!

Dunster Cream Tea and Scones

That was one superb cream tea! Back at home now for a day, maybe take a break from travelling around today. Caught up with an old friend last night, went up to a Casino in West Bromwich in his new Audi TT Quattro…nice car that!

Probably head up to Blackpool and Liverpool, skip the lake district as the weather isn’t so great at the moment.

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UK Trip – August 2008




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10 Responses to Malvern and Minehead

  1. Balqiz August 19, 2008 at 8:42 am #

    hey! I had meself a cream tea the last time I was in London and it was my first time and it was really, really nice but the scones were tougher than my own teeth. Tsk. Trust Middle Eastern to bake it… oh well, enjoy your holiday back home!

  2. KY August 19, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    your expression is like one from those hindustan movies’ classic train chase scene!

  3. Dabido August 19, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    Oh gees! I gained five kilo’s just looking at that clotted cream! 🙂

    Hey, I know that guy on the train! He’s femes!!!! 🙂

  4. kevin August 19, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    how’s train there? you should probably shy away from the long distance KTM trains here between states.

  5. Jason Geek August 19, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    Well, i always wanted to try out the cream tea all the time. It seems that, i can’t find it anywhere in KL. The pictures of the cream pie seems really delicious though.

  6. chris tock August 20, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    the lake district is SO HUGE that if you’re not planning to stay there for long it’s probably not so worth it… can’t wait for ur next post!

  7. Huai Bin August 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    Mmm…clotted cream. I haven’t had that in a long time. I have to go to the UK to get the real deal though, had mine in a tea house in Melbourne.

    Glad you’re having fun, ST!

  8. grace August 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm #

    Scones.. I love scones… hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  9. Jun August 26, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    glad you enjoy the train ride haha~~

  10. ShaolinTiger August 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Balqiz: There are a lot of places serving cream teas, 95% are crap. You have to know where to go, just like all the food in UK :D’

    KY: Yah was testing out some Bollywood styles.

    Dabido: So I heard too haha.

    kevin: Trains are great in UK, a bit expensive though if you don’t pre-book. We just went on this one for the experience as it’s one of the only real Steam trains left.

    Jason Geek: There’s no real cream in KL that’s why.

    chris tock: Not really, depends what you want to do/see there. A lot of it is too tough for most people so it’s not worth staying that long.

    Huai Bin: It’s probably pretty good in Aus, but yeah of course much better in UK 🙂

    grace: Scones ftw!

    Jun: I sure did.