My Arrival in the UK – KLIA – Dubai – BHX

I chose to fly Emirates back to UK as it’s the only airline that flies to Birmingham International Airport (BHX). The rest fly to Manchester or London, London is a real hassle to get out of (and expensive). Manchester isn’t too bad but it’s still a couple of hours drive up the M6.

BHX is just about 25 minutes from my house as it’s not far off the M5 motorway, and so is my house! It was a fairly uneventful journey, the planes were on time, I slept a bit in Dubai airport during the transit, we got exit seats for both legs of the journey (yay!).

Birmingham International Airport - BHX

Weather was actually pretty nice when we landed in UK (it was mid afternoon) and it wasn’t too cold.

Birmingham Blue Sky

Then a short trek back to Worcester down the motorway, it was such a pleasure to be back in UK with no-one hogging the outside lane, everyone in the inside or middle lane. It’s so relaxing to drive in UK compared to KL.

The light was good when I got back so I took a few flower shots in the garden, I didn’t have much patience though as I was tired so I couldn’t get the bees in flight shots nailed down.

In Flight

Red Splash

Red Splash

Pink Rose

Pink Rose

After that of course it was time for dinner, well with some bubbly as a starter 😀


You can’t go to UK without having loads of cheap booze!

Mom whipped up a storm in the kitchen with some lovely griddle grilled lamb chops.

Lamb Chops

Mom’s cooking is best!


With some good healthy boiled fresh garden vegetables! (Runner beans and carrots)


Very easy to make, with some gravy made from the fat that came out the lamb and the water used to boil the vegetables + a bit of stock.

The finished product – yums! Of course with some home made mint sauce! (Mint + malt vinegar).

Healthy Dinner

Hmmm so healthy, after that it was a bit of chatting, a nice long shower and a nice long sleep!

More coming soon!

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008




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20 Responses to My Arrival in the UK – KLIA – Dubai – BHX

  1. Ranga September 11, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Ah crap. Now I’m hungry. Bloody hell.

  2. moons September 11, 2008 at 8:59 am #

    Nice photos, and wow o.O look at that plate of yummie-ness

  3. KY September 11, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    waaaa. HUNGRY!

  4. ben September 11, 2008 at 11:55 am #

    Not sure about you, but I feel my mom’s love through her cooking.

    You have a wonderful mom!

  5. Rachel September 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    wahh…. yummy lamb! I havent eat anything, so hungry now!! yum yum! Lunch time… lamb mayb!

  6. Nicholas Leong September 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    Hrmm I want a cup of bubbly too. Lovely weather over there though.

  7. Jessica September 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi, I am dropping by from nuffnang. I am feeling hungry seeing your mom’s cooking :=D

  8. kevin September 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    this is the ramadhan month and lucky i’m not fasting!

  9. JunJun-Riko September 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    hungry hungry…. *drooling*

  10. BaLQiZ September 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm #

    aww the poor lamb… hahaha not a vegan. Always wanted to write that down somewhere hahaha ~fasting makes people go nuts~

  11. Simon Seow September 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    Wow, homemade mint sauce. Slurp, slurp.

  12. Huai Bin September 11, 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    Nice! I remembered reading a post of yours years back when you went back to UK and cooked up a really greasy breakfast that could feed a horse. 😉

    I had missed that. Heh!

    This is a much nicer presentation but I liked the cholesterol laden breakfast you did last time. 🙂


  13. Bombchell - in Atlanta September 12, 2008 at 8:24 am #

    wow such lovely photos. i wanna take pictures like that.

    great now im hungry. OMG i just remembered the insane traffic from the airport to regents park!! have fun!!

  14. whimsicaljottings September 13, 2008 at 1:28 am #

    GREAT. Now I have to go and cook, damn hungry already. Shd’ve asked your mom to provide the recipe for your readers too 😛 😛

  15. Meggy September 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    It’s really bright and sunny for UK at this time of the year isn’t it lol??

  16. TZ September 15, 2008 at 12:06 am #

    Dude, enjoy your vacation in UK eh!
    Nothing better than mom’s cooking 🙂

  17. andrew September 15, 2008 at 12:33 am #

    hey bro!!! =D LOL…. badminton lo tuesday… hehehe… see ya then.. =D miss you la… wakakkaka

  18. ShaolinTiger September 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    Ranga: Me too looking at my own pics, stomach growling now.

    moons: Thanks, good healthy food!

    KY: Me toooooo.

    ben: Yah of course, that’s why mom’s cooking is always best!

    Rachel: Hahaha everyone reading when hungry.

    Nicholas Leong: Yah we had it pretty good, would love some bubbly now too.

    Jessica: Hehe Hi! Do come again.

    kevin: Yah all the tasty stuff is gonna be coming out.

    Simon Seow: Yah processed one usually got sugar in, not nice.

    Huai Bin: English Breakfast never looks that good, but it tastes bloody wonderful. I had a couple so I’ll post about them later.

    Bombchell – in Atlanta: Thanks 🙂 Practise makes perfect!

    whimsicaljottings: No recipe required for the above, the lamb is just griddle cooked and the potatoes and veges are just boiled in water.

    Meggy: Yah surprisingly, although it was better in July I heard.

    TZ: Well I’m back here now oh well.

    andrew: Wah got your own domain already, yah play tomorrow night yeahhh.

  19. Desiree September 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Wow! I’m so so so hungry right now..hehehe..but you are right you know..mum’s cooking, always the best! 🙂

  20. ShaolinTiger September 19, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    Desiree: Sure is!

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