Every Sunday it was tradition for my and my homeboy Chiu to go down to Lower Wick driving range and have a round on the Pitch and Putt (when I used to live in Worcester). It’s a pretty effective use of space with the driving range in the middle and the short 9 hole course around the outside, each hole is basically a short par 3 of around 70-100 yards or so.
I enjoy it more than golf as it’s much easier and much less time consuming, I don’t get bored or frustrated by the end.
I had a warm up on the driving range first before unleashing my skills on the Pitch and Putt.
Chiu teed off..landing the bloody ball on the green almost every time with his first shot.
Teeing up to whoop my ass towards the end, I lost of course – but not by too much.
After that we headed to a nearby pub for some Sunday lunch – the steak and ale pie was really good!
Anyway that was about that for my UK trip, I took it easy for the last few days, spent some time with my Mom and ate loads!
I had some lovely home made chicken pie.
And a huge lasagne!
A good tip when cooking lasagne is to cook much more than you need, after you’ve finished eating just leave it to cool down and set. Then you can easily slice it into portion sizes and freeze them in freezer bags. When you want a hearty meal, just make a bit of salad or some garlic bread, cook the lasagne in the microwave then finish it off under the grill.
Some people think it tastes like dog food though, it’s one of those love/hate things like Marmite and Dr. Pepper.
The all time classic is pickled eggs with Walkers salt and vinegar crisps! Proper pub food, goes down best with an ice cold pint of the best lager. Pickled eggs go with fish and chips well too incidentally.
For the sweeter tooth, don’t miss out on Jaffa Cakes! Soft sponge with tangy orange and milk chocolate.
And to finish off some home made desserts, trifle of course – another staple of British food. A layer of sponge fingers soaked in port/sherry – covered with fruit and jelly, then a layer of custard and a layer of fresh whipping cream on top. Usually topped with dark chocolate shavings and some fresh fruit – in this case strawberries.
And my all time favourite, pavlova!
Made with summer fruits, a meringue and fresh whipped cream.
No wonder I came back 5kgs heavier! Had a bit of a hassle on the way back too as the bags were WAY over weight due to all the shopping, books, DVDs and food stashed inside. Had to discard some stuff like shaving foam, hair gel and put on heavier shoes and an extra jumper.
Eventually managed to get it checked in about 2kg over, thanks to the lovely lady at the counter.
The flight back was fairly uneventful, after reaching back walkers crisps, pork scratchings and various other food stuff were distributed.
*sigh* I want to go back again! That’s about all from the UK 08 trip.
You can find all the posts on my UK trip here:
You can find the full set of pictures on Flickr here: