sunny leeds and a deli to die for

i went to leeds for the ICS (intensive care society) spring meeting. it was interesting, lots of stuff that made sense to me and little or no marketing jargon or communications spin. i was a little annoyed that one of the talks was about bariatric (obese) patients in ICU…he had quite a few jokes and slides making fun of fat americans…

i liked leeds alot, i stayed at the city inn..a very comtemporary hotel, very white and sleek. my room looked out over the train station…literally.

it wasn’t noisy at all and i really enjoyed sitting by the window most of the evening with my feet up watching the trains come and go while watching telly on the apple mac screen. i couldn’t be bothered playing around on the mac computer but it was a nice touch.

my dad used to travel alot for his job and now i am seeing things from a different perspective because i know mr a would have really enjoyed the hotel room and watching the trains…more than me

the meeting itself was held at the royal armouries. the food wasn’t very good but i did have a wander round the museum for my last hour, it was nice if you like that sort of thing but the best part was this display they have going up the inside of a big column…

i snapped that last photo as i was trying to be inconspicuous on the platform waiting for the train back to birmingham. i would like to go back there because they have a nice walk from the hotel to the armouries along the river through brewers wharf and granary wharf which is where i stumbled on this little gem of a deli.

Tried and tested classics from £2.65

Matured cheddar with green tomato and roasted red pepper chutney £2.85
Yorkshire outdoor reared dry-cured ham and Colman’s traditional strong English mustard £2.85
Yorkshire grain fed free range roast chicken salad and vine tomatoes £2.95
Classic locally produced free range egg mayonnaise and watercress £2.65
Classic (Dolphin Friendly) Tuna Mayonnaise and Cucumber £2.75

Our special sandwiches from £3.25

Matured cheddar with Yorkshire outdoor reared dry-cured ham and Dijon mustard £3.25
Traditional Wensleydale from the Hawes creamery with Plum Chutney and watercress £3.25
Yorkshire outdoor reared Pork and Leek Sausage, balsamic caramelised red onion and chilli jam £3.25
Salt’s homemade hummus with lemon and coriander with balsamic caramelised onion and roasted peppers £3.25
Yorkshire grain fed free range roast chicken, avocado, smoked pancetta and caesar dressing £3.55
Yorkshire grain fed free range roast chicken with Salt’s homemade basil pesto, sun-dried tomoatoes, mozzarella and rocket £3.55
Goat’s cheese log, balsamic caramelised red onion, roasted peppers, roasted pine nuts and rocket £3.55
Chorizo Iberico, Brie de Meaux, spiced pear chutney and watercress £3.85
Aragón Jamón Serrano Gran Reserva with EV Olive Oil, vine tomatoes and rocket

i had the yorkshire ham and strong english mustard and it was delicious!!!! i could easily start at the top and just work my way down that list…if only we had a deli like that in birmingham….they had loads of cheeses, salami, cakes, salads etc…

sorry this is getting long~~the weather here is really nice!! really, really nice and i am off this weekend!!! so i just have a short shift this afternoon and then it’s out to the garden, in my shorts til sunday night!!!!

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