Food, Glorious Food
This morning after the big English Breakfast, the sun came out and the wind sort of died down, which gave me a chance to walk for a little while along the Brighton Promenade. It didn't last, and I was getting rained on by the time I got back to the hotel, but it was wonderful just to get out and look around at places I've never been and might never be again. The weather came back strongly, and by afternoon the wind was howling away at the windows while I sat in an interview (one of two I've done while I'm here in Brighton, which is an interesting experience for me).
One of the huge advantages of not working on WFC nor having any particular thing I have to promote here is that I have had time to have meals. Not just grab something cheap from the food court or whatever I can make up in my hotel room like at Worldcon, but real, proper, sit-down, excellent meals. This evening I went out to Graze
Restaurant in Brighton with Scott Edelman, Ellen Datlow, and Cheryl Morgan. We had their "tasting menu," (a series of small dishes, each spotlighting their specialties) with a nice cheese platter to end the evening of good conversation about many subjects, with all of us enjoying each others' company. It wasn't something I can afford to do that often, but £68 (about $111) is something I can manage for a rare occasion with an excellent meal.
By the time I was back at the hotel, it seemed best to me to head for the barn and try to get some sleep tonight, because I'm heading up to London on Sunday afternoon, not staying over for the Dead Dog aspect of WFC. I'll get one full day in London before my flight back to San Francisco on Tuesday. Current Mood: happy