Sunday, 27 September 2015

From Fasting to Feasting

It has been a busy time here. Two weeks ago it was the Jewish New Year and last week it was the Day of Atonement, the most holy day of the year when we have to fast for 25 hours. Not easy!

By way of a contrast, today there was a food festival at Leicester's Belgrave Hall. When I saw a stall from the well-known vegetarian Indian restaurant, Bobby's, I eagerly joined the queue. The girls were serving up a choice of two vegetarian curries. The left-hand tray contained paneer curry, the right-hand noodle curry...


And this was my lunch. Delicious...


Belgrave Hall is an 18th Century house built by a rich hosiery merchant and now used as a museum. It is right in the centre of Leicester City and yet you can walk round its walled gardens and feel as if you're in the countryside. This is where we ate our lunch...



The Most Haunted House in Leicester:

Belgrave Hall has the reputation of being the most haunted house in Leicester. A victorian lady has apparently been seen walking around and apparently the aroma of Victorian-style cooking has been smelt. There is a video that apparently shows a ghostly white lady walking through the upstairs rooms, but today, on this lovely sunny autumn afternoon, there was certainly nothing spooky going on at all. 

Mind you, I wasn't about to hang around and am now home, safe and sound, long before the sun sets when I fear that ghostly apparitions might well walk once more. 




11 comments:

  1. Oh food festivals are wonderful! And ans for haunted places - a local pub is meant to be one of the most haunted, so alarming (it is alleged) that even the Blue Peter presenters refused to stay there when one Halloween!

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    1. Food festivals exude the most wonderful aromas, don't they Jo. And what wimps those Blue Peter presenters must be!

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  2. Hi Ros - the curries look good and I bet tasted wonderful sitting in the warm early autumn sunshine. What a great looking place to hold a museum ... ghosts .. the moon would out them at the moment! Cheers Hilary

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    1. It tasted delicious, Hilary. I'm salivating now at the memory :-)

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  3. ooh I remember Yom Kippur as a child...long service in Hebrew... starving in synagogue.... not understanding what Atonement meant and then getting comments at school next day! Liked the FOOD pics!!

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    1. Yom Kippur has changed little, Carol, except I can now no longer pretend that I don't know what atonement means!

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  4. Belgave hall is indeed a wonderful building and venue for events(like the one you went to) I have not been for a while and particularly remember the wonderful gardens. Having read your blog I must now do 2 things. Visit Belgrave hall and go to Bobby`s vegetarian restaurant and have a paneer curry. By the way Belgrave Hall is a good 3 miles from Leicester City centre! Petra.

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    1. Enjoy, Petra. That curry was delicious. And thank you, I stand corrected re Belgrave Hall. I'd always thought of it as being pretty much in the centre of the City. Mind you, it is still a haven of peace :-)

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  5. looks like a glorious day. If the spooks are strolling around at night, my guess is they are just looking for some more tasty food. Have a good week.

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  6. That looks like a great way to break your fast, Ros! Lovely!

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  7. The noodle curry would be my choice!

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