Stop number three on the MEGAtrip: Worcester, England.
Worcester is where I grew up. Just 2 hours north-west of London, Worcester is home to the famous “Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce“, the Royal Porcelain works, and the site where Oliver Cromwell defeated King Charles in the English Civil War during the 1600′s. (Yes, lots of memories of school trips to historical sites…)
But I wasn’t there to revisit history or douse my scrambled eggs in Worcestershire Sauce. I was there to visit my family. Nothing beats going home. Seeing family and being completely spoiled.
My family home is located in a small village just outside of the city of Worcester. An old cottage surrounded by fields and woodland. It was great being in the middle of nowhere. Typical of British weather, April had been a wet month and it was still raining. Nevertheless, the garden was springing into action – the clematis flowers looked beautiful along the side of the house. We went walking in the woods to catch the end of the Bluebell season (see photo at the top of the post – note, photo is courtesy of Julie Hunt here).
Mum made my favourite dinner – Roast Chicken and all the trimmings, with homegrown rhubarb in a crumble covered in thick custard. Yum. Dad made sure there was always tea in the pot and a continuous supply of digestive biscuits for dunking! Perfect.