Ein Prosit! We are suffering a little today, having been to Colchester’s first Oktoberfest yesterday. We had plenty of beer and banter throughout the afternoon session, Simon wearing his finest lederhosen and myself in a dirndl. It wasn’t quite the same as being at the real thing in Munich, but it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Earlier in the week I took the plunge and found myself a personal trainer. Whilst the running goes some way to evening out the calorie count from the inevitable chocolate I have to eat, I’m still in need of some toning up, so I decided to seek help to get me into shape. Hopefully I can make a decent start before Christmas and try to slow the inevitable weight-gain the festive period springs on me.
On Thursday I had a day in London for the Barry Callebaut chocolatier’s event. It’s a great opportunity to network with people from the industry and we had some interesting talks and demonstrations throughout the day. We talked a lot about healthy options for chocolate and even more about sustainability and helping the coco farmers build a better life. We also had the opportunity to try some new gelato products. It didn’t fit in too well with the new health regime, but they tasted good!!