November 14th, 2008

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Top Gear

Oh I love Midlands Today. Really I do.

30 years ago, Top Gear started as a programme on BBC Midlands. Today, it's watched by millions worldwide. Midlands Today reporter Cath Mackie caught up with the boys at the NEC. Watch the full interview below. I had a great time watching it on the news earlier.

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The Staffordshire Oatcake

I've been meaning to do this for a while, ever since someone asked me about Oatcakes and what's best to have in them. Normally when I have conversations about Oatcakes, they end up highly amusing, because there will ALWAYS be someone who doesn't know what I'm talking about.
Take this conversation from a couple of years back. Thom and I know and love Oatcakes, but James had never heard of them and was getting very confused.

Thom: You're from Staffordshire so you know of the oatcake don't you?
Me: Yes I do. I love them.
Thom: So do I. We come from the right area of the world.
James: An oatcake?
Thom: Yes.
James: What do you mean? A cake with oats in it?
Thom: What do you like best in them?
Me: Oh I don't know. There's so much you can put in them but they're really nice with cheese in.
Thom: Oatcake and melted cheese. Gorgeous.
James: With cheese in it?!

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Have I made you hungry yet? If you go into the supermarket and see a packet would you get some to try? What would you have on your oatcake?