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Following the fantastic success of the Wirral Food and Drink… - ShirazPetra

Sep. 8th, 2008

09:20 pm

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Following the fantastic success of the Wirral Food and Drink Festival, we move onto the next one. This is food festival season, perhaps mainly because this is the season of the traditional harvest festival.
So in a week or so I am off to Abergavenny to a food tourism conference which I hope will give me some ideas on how to shout more about our food offering
We are acknowledged as one of the best areas in the country for our produce but still suffer from some of those annoying stereotypes about the region. (If I have to hear one more car tyre joke I might kill someone).
What I am looking forward to next weekend is the launch event of the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival. This is going to be a fantastic chance to try some of the best food available from some of the top restaurants in the city region.
This weekend I had a fascinating visit to Norton Priory to see the national collection of Quince and Medlar trees for an article I am writing.
They are holding open events in October for apple days and quince days and it is an amazing place to visit at the back of an industrial park in Runcorn. Beautiful gardens and really interesting displays.

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From:themusesbitch
Date:September 9th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)

Hey!

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Sorry I missed your message on AIM, I think my computer was on the entire time I was in France. Oops.

Anyway, I'm back now -- have you locked in any Toronto-type plans yet? I want to put you in my calendar!
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From:shirazpetra
Date:September 11th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)

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we're still trying to sort something, looks like Nova Scotia maybe next year, but trying for a short break in Toronto - freelance work permitting.
will let you know as soon as we can as we are missing canada.
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From:themusesbitch
Date:September 13th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)

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No worries -- I shouldn't be going anywhere until early November (had tentative plans to go to DC sometime soon, but they're currently off the table)... just let me know when you know!

Bonus points, if you're here over October 10th -- you can attend my birthday party ;-)
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