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March 2023

The goings on

Well we almost made it to Chipping Sodbury – or as my uncle says 'Sodding Chipbury'. Hehe.. now i have no idea what the town is like or any great desire to find out – i just love the name. I mean how can you not?

Phil and I headed down to Bristol on friday night on the ol' National Express. It was rather smooth compared with last time and only took 2.5 hours instead of 6! 🙂

Saturday we headed out to the Market town of Cirencestor.


Its a lovely place with loads of old stone buildings in the centre of town, a roman history museum with some fantastic mosaics and other relics uncovered locally along with a church complete with a chalice, apparently once owned by Anne Boleyn.

Annes cup

I loved the antique stores and craft market. My aunts and uncles had apparently taken my Grandparents (on the other side of my family) there when they had visited. It was a really nice day. That evening was a feast-de-resistance. Jean had made some amazing coleslaw and can really bake.. i still cant imaging how one could whip up an almond tart (with lemon filling), rock caked, fruit biscuits.. and them all to seem shop bought in their perfection. Going to start stealing recipes. Then I to shall rule the kitchen!

Sunday we had lunch with my other aunt and uncle – they introduced me to halumi cheese – THE BEST CHEESE!! (lightly fried it has a crunchy shell and lovely resistance to the bight) and I collected a few more recipes. 🙂

Continuing on the food trail we headed down to the Organic food fair at the docs with both sets of aunt and uncles plus my uncle Alan.

I ate:

– Green & Blacks chocolate two halves of small samples
– Green & Blacks Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
– Goji berries 'the new super food'
– Chutney
– Vodka
– Cider (4 types from 3 companies)
– Wine (4 varieties)
– Cheese (various)
– Yogurt (raspberry)

I love food fairs. 😀

hehe.. i came home with a cask of cider and jar of red onion chutney from heaven. 🙂

Last night Phil and I headed up to angel to meet friends for dinner at a great little french place i recently discovered (well Scott showed me :p)

Tonight I headed to the Proms with Gabby ( and for 5 pounds we saw:

ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (29 mins)
and Rakhmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor (60 mins) with Han-Na Chang on the lead cello and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Tadaaki Otaka conductor.

We were on the floor so found a spot to sit an enjoy the music. I think next time it woudl be nice to see the orchestra but this would involve booking a head and additional cost im sure.


Comment from Phil
Time: September 5, 2006, 11:50 pm

That is all.

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