Monthly Archives: August 2013

At the bookfest this year


I had been closely following the edbookfest site and had even marked out the programmes and events I wished to attend. Unfortunately I missed the start date for booking tickets online by just one day and most of the events had been sold out. I still managed to attend a few. Here are the highlights from my visit to the fest.

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Missed his talk about Satanic Verses and the fatwa but made to his book signing event.

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That says it all 🙂

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Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman and Valerie Martin

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Couldn’t get tickets to her talk on The Blind Assassin but attended her panel discussion on “Writing under the influence” 🙂

 

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I splurged… a lot and got these books for Shantanu!

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We even made it to Julia Donaldson’s signing! 🙂

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Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture... so

Shantanu was not too keen to taking a picture… so

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What have I been up to?


I just realised that it’s been a month and I haven’t updated my blog. The in laws are here and we have been super busy. It started with the assault on the senses – with all the Indian delicacies that they got from India. We are still enjoying Summer and the weather in last month has been amazing with many bright sunny days. Princess Street and Royal Mile is buzzing. First things first, food!

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Biryani in the making…all set to be layered

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Layering and adding dry fruits

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Modaks!

We went to the Extreme Stunt show and Shantanu had a great time there with all the tractors crushing cars!

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For the FIL’s birthday we went to a place called Linlithgow. It’s a 15 minute train ride away from Edinburgh.

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There was some wnid but the spot was amazing. 🙂

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There was a canal nearby and on this particular day there was a boat race…not any boat race, but a cardboard boat race. It was very interesting and entertaining. Groups of kids came up with artistically built cardboard boats. It was great fun to see them all toppling over each other.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival deserves a separate post altogether!