|My Tomato Plants|
Homemade cakes, local ale, a snooze in the afternoon sunshine and some morris dancing. Lovely.
Tucked in a little mews away from the hoards of shoppers on the Portobello Road, and featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie Collection, this museum is a gem. I was in my element looking at old Heinz bean tins, chocolate bar wrappers and 70's crisp packets.
And anywhere with a display devoted to Bovril, food of my Gods, has to make the top 10.
|My cousin's wedding|
Everybody loves a good wedding. Not only did the day go swimmingly well, and bride and groom look resplendent, but I also got to spend a wonderful long weekend with my aunt, Uncle, Dad and cousins. We all ate too much, including a fabulous rib of beef for Sunday lunch, drank too much and had a lot of laughs. (And a three day hangover.)
|Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong|
Renowned for being the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world, their delectable Cha siu baau and their no reservation policy, it was well worth the early start to get a seat in this tiny Kowloon eatery. Melt in the mouth porky pastries, meatballs with mandarin peel and crispy turnip cake made for a delicious and interesting breakfast.
A lovely, if not a little chilly, day spent at the Birmingham Christmas Market eating Schwein Axe and drinking Glühwein was finished off with great gig at the Symphony Hall. A lively and good humoured performance was capped by a rousing encore of 'Me and the Major' and a kebab on the way back to the hotel.