A Trip Up the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire

After a lovely day out and visiting Broadway, we had dinner in Birmingham at my Aunts house.

The next day was a rest day really, eat and laze around the house, catch up on a few e-mails and so on.

Breakfast was a classic Bacon and Egg sandwich on freshly homemade bread!

Bacon and Egg Sandwich

My choice of sauce is HP/brown sauce – always! For dinner we had something nice and healthy too, pan griddled sirloin steak.

Pan Grilled Steak

You get those lovely black lines across it, served with tomatoes, mushrooms and a jacket/backed potatoe.

Steak, Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Jacket Potatoe

The next day we headed up to the Malvern Hills for a bit of a hike, nothing too heavy…but wow I am lacking exercise – it was a bit of a struggle. You might remember my 8km walk up the Malvern Hills in 2006.

Before we went up we sat at a picnic spot at the bottom and had lunch, Homemade Homous and Cucumber sandwiches on freshly homemade sundried tomatoe bread.

Homous Sandwich

Followed by a cup of tea and some lovely moist homemade fruit cake (so quintessentially British!).

Tea and Cake

Me and Mom.

Me and Mom

After that, up the hill we went! It was a beautiful day, clear and bright. It was a little windy but bearable. This scene made me think of the famous Windows wallpaper.

Blue Sky

It was a bit of a hike as we went up the steep side, but it was beautiful at the top.

View from the Malvern Hills

This is the highest point of Malvern Hills – North Hill, the hills actually run North/South for 13km. They are also classified an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty like the Cotswolds.

Malvern Hills - North Hil

Acres of Green.

Acres of Green

Mom walking back down.

Mom Walking Down

I managed to capture a decent Panorama, one of my first that I really like, I like it so much it’s my new wallpaper and I’m thinking of printing a big one and getting it framed.

Malvern Hills Panorama

To appreciate you have to view the larger one here: Panoramic View from the Malvern Hills. The full size image is over 8000 pixels wide!

After all of that we need a good dinner of course (and a good drink..), Westons premium organic cider would hit the spot.

Westons Premium Organic Cider

The main course was layered potatoes.

Layered Potatoes

And a perfectly roast pork chop with stuffing on top, the rind was super crispy.

Pork Chop

All served with boiled runner beans and carrots and of course garnished with freshly made apple sauce!

Dinner Time

More coming soon!

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008

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15 Responses to A Trip Up the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire

  1. kimberlycun October 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    layered potatoes are the best thing in the world!

  2. kellster October 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    zomg the food seriously looks scrumptious!!!

  3. Nicholas Leong October 8, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    I envy all the food you get to eat over there 🙂

  4. KY October 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm #

    Picture of you and your mom is so lovely!

    Now it reminds me of the bicep thingy..

  5. BLue October 8, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    Hi aunty, LOL as if she reads your blog

    boo hu hu, the food makes me hungry T_T

  6. steph October 8, 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    sweet photo with your mommy. lovely pano! =) were the clouds really that fluffy and white?

  7. wombok October 9, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Oo. The panorama pic is stunning ST.

    And the steak with the mushrooms. Oh man..

  8. pinkpau October 9, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    i LOVE that photo with the pink grass!

    potatoe potato tomatoe tomato

  9. Mark October 9, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    Shouldn’t have read this post before dinner! Feeling so hungry now ;(

  10. cc October 10, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Beautiful pictures. I love the cloud formations.
    What a lovely picture of you and your mum. She must be very happy to have you home. 🙂

  11. ShaolinTiger October 10, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    kimberlycun: Yah especially with cauliflower cheese, yum!

    kellster: It was, totally awesome cooking from my Mom.

    Nicholas Leong: Don’t envy the size of my belly now..haha.

    KY: Thanks, hahah yeah, what bicept – it’s abs (points at his arm).

    BLue: Yah she’s still on dial-up, too slow to load my blog.

    steph: Thanks! My first real try at pano, and yes the clouds are like that in UK.

    wombok: Thanks I love it too…and I’d LOVE some of those mushrooms now.

    pinkpau: Hehehe, pink pau pink grass – moo!

    Mark: Bad idea!

    cc: Thanks 🙂 Yah she was, she always misses me..the downside of living so far away.

  12. Michael Yip October 12, 2008 at 7:47 am #

    sigh … *stomach growling*

    *goes off for breakfast*

  13. ShaolinTiger October 13, 2008 at 12:59 pm #

    Michael Yip: Yah I look again makes me damn hungry now..

  14. daphne October 18, 2008 at 1:36 am #

    The roast pork chop makes me hungry … it’s good to be home

  15. ShaolinTiger October 23, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    daphne: It is indeed!