Autumn Newsletter 2012

Autumn 2012 Newsletter

If you like a good read now the nights are drawing in then our local Literary Festivals might be of interest

I’ve rather been neglecting my blog this summer despite all my resolutions in January not to do so.  Perhaps it’s because we’re always so busy during the summer both with having guests to stay and Peter’s wedding filming business, not to mention what the garden and allotment through at us and seeing friends.

However the nights are now really beginning to draw in and autumn is here.  Stourhead will of course be looking wonderful in about a fortnight but there are a couple of other attractions which are also worth mentioning.  The first is the very understated annual Mere Literary Festival which takes place between the 8th – 14th October in various public buildings in Mere.  I’m looking forward to the talk given by Tom Fort who recently wrote A303, Highway to the Sun which was BBC Radio 4’s book of the week earlier in the year.  What a treat for a small town like Mere to host such a good event.  Further details can be found at  Later in October another local town, Sherborne, is hosting it’s first Literary Festival from the 19th – 21st October with a wide range of speakers including Kate Aide, further details are at .  I need to prioritise what I want to see and order my tickets now.

On a more personal note Peter and I are very much looking forward to seeing our son who returns from a six month tour of Afghanistan in early November.  April, when he left seem a very long time ago, it will be quite wonderful to have him home again and I know we’ll both be bursting with pride at the Medal Parade in December.

Please do feel free to forward this e-mail onto any friends who you think it might be of interest.

With best wishes – Gail

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