The Fresser

I missed the fress Fest

Last Sunday didn't turn out exactly as planned...

June 27, 2017 18:39

This should have been the post in which I regaled you with tales of the ‘Fest.

Except I missed it. The biggest day of my foodie year has come and gone.  I was not there.

No I did not forget; and no, I did not oversleep.

I was up bright and early. Hair and make-up done. New dress on — after the several costume changes a lady has to do. Panel notes prepped and ready.

Transporting a pile of washing to fling in the machine on my way out the door, I slipped on our stair carpet and fell down the stairs, landing (on the edge of a step) on my hip and tuchus. Ouch. I wasn't even wearing heels.

It was immediately clear I’d done something nasty to myself. Lying on the floor I called Emma (Gefiltefest Director) and Judi Rose - to stand in for me. Text messages went to JC colleagues to cover for me.

Next call was to my mother, who dropped everything and zoomed over — as only a Jewish mother can. She decided I needed A&E as I was in some major pain. Mr Fresser (sleeping off an overnight shift) was hauled out of bed to transport me, in my finery to Watford General. Even getting into the car was excruciating. The trip brought back memories of the contraction-ridden drives to St Mary's, Paddington before the mini-Fressers arrived.  

Five hours, two x-rays and one embarrassing ride on a hospital trolley later, I was dispatched with heavy drugs to dull the pain. Nothing broken nor fractured (it seems that tuchus is sufficiently padded to have saved my bones) just severe bruising or muscle damage.

I missed the panels, demos, workshops and any fressing opportunities. The catering was not a patch on what I could have been enjoying. A sorry cup of tea from the waiting room’s vending machine was the sum total of my fressing.

At least I looked fabulous — if a little over dressed for a hospital waiting room — in my cream linen dress and silver jewellery.  

Look forward to easy-to-prepare food for invalids this week. 

Would you like to win a unique meal experience with top chef (and star of Gefiltefest) Or Golan? Click here to enter our competition!  

June 27, 2017 18:39

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