Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Digella Meets Nigella

I met Nigella!

The lovely @janakarex (from twitter) arranged the whole meeting with PR at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

The whole festival was amazing, and I will blog more about this soon as there is so much to write about. My good friend Julia and I had an amazing time. I can not wait until next year's event and Brisbane Food and Wine Festival in 2012!

So what was she like? She was even more beautiful in real life than on TV. She has beautiful skin, carrys herself well and has a lovely and sweet disposition (she must have watched a lot of Mary Poppins too)

I talked very briefly about how Domestic Goddess inspired me to bake only four years ago and now I love baking.

(The truth is: If I hadn't have turned into a baker I would not have started my blog, joined the wonderful Brisbane Food Bloogers Group and hence, Baked Relief would not have been formed.)

I gave her a tea-towel from Queensland as she writes in her most recent book Kitchen that she collects tea-towels from places she visits. I wanted her to have one from the area which benefited most from Baked Relief and she was genuinely concerned by what had gone on during the last few months as she had seen it all on TV.
I had the opportunity to take a photo at which time she grabbed her new tea-towel and said "We must get this in the photo"

When it was time to leave her to commence the book signing she said "Thank you very much, I am very excited about my new tea towel"

I really wish I could have got a photo of the tea towel before I gave it to her, but I am hoping that my lovely friend Peace from Connect2Mums http://connect2mums.com.au/ may pick me up a duplicate for my own collection.

If you would like to read another story of when a Nigella lover met her, check out the lovely Not Quite Nigella http://www.notquitenigella.com/2011/03/15/meeting-nigella-lawson-vegemite-spaghetti/

That certainly was a birthday to remember!

P.S sorry about the extended links, blogger is playing up!


  1. OH wow, very exciting, lucky you sneeking off to Melbourne :-)

  2. Yay! That is so exciting that you got to meet her. All reports are that she's just as lovely as on TV. You're so sweet buying her a present. I'm glad you had a good time and fun Birthday.

  3. I'm so thrilled for you! Thank you for sharing it with us. And what a fab gift to give her. Well done!

  4. What a thrill! I bet she is even more of a presence in the flesh than she is on TV. I'd love to know more about Brisbane Food and Wine Festival in 2012 as and when it crops up.

  5. YAY! So happy for you. Love to read about dreams coming true and you seem to be in the perfect place right now = )

  6. Digella, I'm so thrilled that you got to meet her! That's a fabulous photo you got with her too! :D And thankyou for the lovely shoutout!

  7. Wow! Just love it. How awesome and so glad it was organised for you to meet her. N x


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