Saturday, 4 July 2009

Annafest guide

I know I've already told most of you this, but for the newcomers: I'm going o the Annafest this year. The best sentence since "You've been accepted for Czech summer school".

Compulsive behaviour. My speciality. [Why do English(US) spell checkers think it can't be a noun?] You read this blog. You must have twigged where I'm going. Especially if you've bothered to read the title.

I had to write a guide. The first in many years. One reason I started my blog was to tart my website ( Website neglect was the real outcome. I used to bang out a new guide every month.

God. I'm getting dull. Shouldn't I be reminding you that the next hymn is number 289. "For those in Peril on the Sea"? Am I totally fwoppeled?

Going to the Annafest? You should be. At least for the next couple of years. Then I'll start moaning about all you bloody tourists ruining it. Learn to love lager. I did.

If you are woman/man/person enough to go to the Annafest, you might find this handy. Pub guides to Bamberg and Forchheim, stuff about the local breweries, and a bit about the Kellerberg. Just look at that glass of Neder Export. That's what I want to call breakfast in my retirement.

And it's free. [The guide, not Neder Export. That costs 2 euros or more for a half litre. Those robbing bastards.]

You can get it [the guide) here:


Bill said...

If I buy a tee shirt will you promise to consume the profits at the Annafest?

Unknown said...

> My speciality. [Why do English(US) spell checkers think it can't be a noun?]

Well, because it's not a US word: that would be "specialty".

Cheers from NYC


Ron Pattinson said...

First Stater, yes.

The. great name there.

Ron Pattinson said...

"Speciality" is in the online Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Main Entry:
spe·ci·al·i·ty Listen to the pronunciation of speciality
Inflected Form(s):
plural spe·ci·al·i·ties
15th century

1: a special mark or quality2: a special object or class of objects3 a: a special aptitude or skill b: specialty 3

Josquin said...

Thanks for posting this! Man, I wish I were over there now.