One of the great joys of the British Summertime is the hope of catching a food fair. The deal tends to be that you pay three or four pounds to get in, and then you get to see demo cooking, buy amazing food, and, most importantly, score many, many free samples of foods. As a rule, these are heavily in the direction of tapenades, dips, chilli sauces, curry sauces, icecream, and for those of us who are not in charge of my Little Orange Car or one of her cousins, very small samples of wine. They totally rock.
Tewkesbury is an abbey town on the river Severn - I went before the worst of the flooding, so it was really, really pretty. The Abbey church was the host for the food fair, which is brilliant. I bought this gorgeous stew pot and ate more breadsticks with dip and sauce on than was good for me, shopped happily, and tried (drum roll please...) Stilton Cheese Icecream! No, really. And it was absolutely lovely, but really rich. I think it would go really well with Apple Pie. Tewkesbury also has a beautiful second hand bookshop. If the floodwaters ever recede, I shall go back.