Since we have moved, we haven’t enjoyed the pleasures of a Chinese take-away. Back in our old village we had Jade House across the road, but in Evesham it would be a 20 minute walk there and the same back, so, as of yet, we have been abstinent.
But, while Darrell was in Birmingham for Rod, he thought that it would look most rude not to visit China Town and treat himself to a full and varied Buffet meal.It did not disappoint. He tried a little bit of everything, three times, and then visited the pudding station twice, having one of everything (twice) and then realised that he had to walk back to his hotel and walking in a meaningful manner was beginning to feel a little erm, awkward, so he decided it best not to go round again, his favourite puddings from the first two trips would have to remain where they were, untouched. What is he like?
He also had to leave the particularly impressive cake untouched too …..…… it was so big Nigel wouldn’t have known whether to eat it or live in it.
It took Darrell quite a while to get back to his hotel, but the nip in the cold December air helped his dinner go down and from his room on the 19th floor he was rewarded with a spectacular fairytale view over Birmingham.
The cranes added a certain frissant, but beautiful though it was in a cityscape sort of way, Darrell was beginning to miss “his” river, ducks and barges.