The ecstasy after the agony!!

April 15, 2010 at 21:53 (1)

On Tuesday I went for a very nice lunch with my agent. For my main course I had calf’s brain!!! It was surprisingly tender in texture, a bit like a scallop. It had a very distinctive taste too, not quite what I was expecting. An interesting experience, one which I think I’ll be incorporating into a book in the not too distant future…

On Wednesday I went for an even more elaborate lunch at the famous Fat Duck, the world’s #2 rated restaurant for the last several years. I went there last year for the first time and loved it, and it was just as good second time round, although of course the element of surprise was no longer present. Still, a magical mystery meal if ever there was one, full of twists and turns that no other chef could even think of, never mind bring to fruition!! I went with my uncle Derek and a friend of ours, Caspar, and after the meal we returned to London for the Spurs v Arsenal match. Arsenal are our arch-rivals, and the matches are always hotly conested affairs. This year’s was particularly tense — apart from pride, there were serious issues at stake — if we beat them, it would pretty much derail their hopes of winning the league, while steering us firmly back into the hunt for fourth place — if they beat us, they would be serious title contenders, while we would be reduced to scrapping for fifth place at best. (The difference between 4th and 5th is that the 4th place team gets to enter the Champions League, where the stakes and money on offer are much higher.) We hadn’t beaten Arsenal in the league for more than 11 years, and having lost the semi-final on Sunday our hopes were low. But to my delight we defied all the odds and beat them 2-1 — hurrah!!!! It was a famous victory, and I came away from the ground glowing — great food, great football, what more could you want?!?

Today I visited my aunt Martha, then went to see a new play called Counted? in the County Hall debating chamber. The play was interesting but nothing special, a look at why people do or don’t vote. But the setting was VERY special — I loved being in the chamber, home for many years for local London government. It’s a beautiful building, and this was an amazing room, so although the play was only so-so, the night was very memorable for me.

2 Comments

  1. Stephanie said,

    seems like your a BIGGGGGGG sports fan ;D

  2. Emily said,

    Hehe, nice (I have one request…could you become a goodreads author http://www.goodreads.com)

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