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As promised in my last post I have returned to blogging in the calm that has followed the end of EdTwestival.

Twestival itself went really well. We raised over £3,600.00 and apparently sold out! I spent a long time tending to the duck pond and now have about 25 rubber ducks that I don’t know what to do with…we’re considering letting them free in the water of leith!

I made the snap decision to come home for Easter on Wednesday night and got the train down on the Thursday.

Cat and I then realised that the boat race was on and we took a fancy to go and watch. Which of course entailed a long journey from east to west London some of it by foot and some in the wrong direction – we’re a bit lame at the whole directions thing!

We finally made it to Putney, which was lovely, busy and yah-rific! We got candy floss and beer and then wandered along the Thames until the race started. The actual part of the race we saw went past pretty quick. Oxford were winning at that point but cambridge bested them in the end.

After the race we headed to the hummingbird bakery in south ken for tea and cakes, then made our way to Chelsea, where we pottered about for a while before heading to Belgo in coventry garden/ 7 dials for dinner (where incidentally the waiters dress like monks)

Easter Sunday saw the resumption of my chocolate eating, but my efforts over lent seem to have weened me off a bit.

We went to the chilterns food festival in great missenden, where I once again dined on free samples!

Then in the evening there was a fun night of reminiscing and mojitos with anna and Lizzy.

That’s all for now. I’ll update on the rest of the week in a more efficient method than via iPhone.


So my Mum came to visit last weekend which was lovely, although not so much a gastronomic feast as I had been hoping for as she refused to take me to any of the three michelin starred restaurants within spitting distance of our flat! I feel that as an only child I should be spoilt significantly more than this- I mean I didn’t even get a pony as a child!

However some non Michelin level but still damn good meals were enjoyed and we also went to go and see Julie & Julia which has me thinking of trying a similar project with the works of Elizabeth David – although maybe not as intense. If you do’t know Julia Child is sort of the American Delia/Elizabeth David, the icon of cookery for a country and Julie is a blogger who made it her mission to cook every meal in her ‘mastering the art of french cooking’ book in a year and write about it – more details here and her current blog here

I started at Profile Plus this week. So far pretty good – mostly PR admin stuff but it’s really good to be doing something again, hoping i’ll get to do some slightly more exciting stuff to do soon. Good to start getting to know a different set of clients and see how a different office works also I can see my flat from work, which is useful if I want to spot burglars!

Twitter has been in major crusading mode this week – and seems to be acting as a branch of the Guardian- I really fail to see why my lefty flatmates don’t like it- it’s like a socialist utopia. Anyway there was the Trafigura Carter-Ruck debacle of early in the week- which has just been brought to the wider public by a lovely Ian Hislop rant on HIGNFY . Biggest backfire of the week. Then today we have the Jan Moir article- which i’m not going to link to as I don’t want to give the Mail any-more hits- but which I have read Mr Dacre. Instead here is Charlie Brooker’s excellent riposte- which is far better than anything I could write

Anyway, I bid you adieu right now as I  have run out of coherent thoughts

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