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!
My choice of sauce is HP/brown sauce – always! For dinner we had something nice and healthy too, pan griddled sirloin steak.
You get those lovely black lines across it, served with tomatoes, mushrooms and a jacket/backed 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.
Followed by a cup of tea and some lovely moist homemade fruit cake (so quintessentially British!).
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.
It was a bit of a hike as we went up the steep side, but it was beautiful at the top.
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.
Acres of Green.
Mom walking back 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.
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.
The main course was layered potatoes.
And a perfectly roast pork chop with stuffing on top, the rind was super crispy.
All served with boiled runner beans and carrots and of course garnished with freshly made apple sauce!
More coming soon!
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