A beautiful day out


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What? BBC Gardeners’s World Live and BBC GoodFood Show.

Where? Birmingham NEC.

When? 12 – 15 June 2014

My Top Five:

One – Seeing James Martin live, unfortunately the photos I took of his show were seriously poor. I’m going to blame the lighting, but honestly the show its self was really really good. He made seared tuna with watermelon, ginger pickle puree and baby leaves, followed by BBQ duck and finally strawberry pavlova with vanilla cream and a strawberry glaze. And he did it all with a sense of humour, “We like Sainsbury’s because it keeps the rif-raf out of Waitrose”.

Two – Buying macarons, I’ve actually never really been a massive fan but they just look so very cute and are definitely the in thing at the moment. Not only were the ones I brought from Dimkin’s suitably dinky they were also jolly yummy when I had them for breakfast this morning, I was running late for work. 

Three -The Cocoa Garden, if only this was smell-o-blog! Bubbling pools of chocolate and furniture made of coco pods, not only was it beautiful to look at but also truly stunning to smell like a real like Willy Wonka paradise.

Four – The weather, typical British we’ve got to mention the weather somewhere but at least I’m not moaning about it…this time. We could not of wished for better weather, perfect sunshine for 90% of the day.

Five: The garden created by Birmingham City Council, designed to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One. Giant poppies as a central water feature with plants fighting over head, along with many other details such as dogs (for catching rats), a BSA bicycle, as well as trenches and a stunning horse.

Let me know if you’ve been to the show and your favourite things from it?

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