Slightly Peckish Tuesday

27 September, 2011

I have been BUSY this summer playing with my friends and we celebrated the end of the sunless season in London with my very first visit to Oktoberfest in Munich. For those of you who don’t drink beer (and I’m normally one of them) it’s the largest beer festival in the world and has just celebrated 200 years of fine beer brewing and drinking last year. So don your dirndls and lederhosen and have a peek at what I got up to at Umamimart: Slightly Peckish!

In bookish news, I popped down to the inaugural Soho Literary Festival last weekend and caught two events: Virginia Nicholson (author of Among the Bohemians and Singled Out and Virginia Woolf’s grandniece!) talking about her book Millions Like Us about women on the homefront in WW2, and a conversation between PD James and Ruth Rendell, two of crime fiction’s finest. Both events were fantastic and I came away with even more respect and awe for all three writers, especially PD James who is witty, feisty and adorable. Total girl crush. And did you know she is 91?? An unbelievable lady.

2 Responses to “Slightly Peckish Tuesday”

  1. kimbofo Says:

    Glad you enjoyed Oktoberfest — it’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do but just never gotten around to. I usually go to the Great British Beer Festival — billed as the biggest bar/pub in the world — but skipped this year; it was the first one I’ve missed since 1999!!

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