The Weekend Wander #15 Words and Food

Summer Garden

The weather in London has been so good in the last couple of weeks that I hardly dare look at the forecast for this weekend.  So  in true ostrich style, I have decided not to. I shall just be hopeful that as we enter June, long sunny days and warm summer night will be the norm…

A few things have caught my eye this week I wanted to share with you for this weeks Weekend Wander.

Hay Festival on the BBC

I was lucky enough to go to the Hay literary festival 2 years ago and I can honestly say it was one of the best events I’ve been to.  I long to go back.  If like me you haven’t been this year, or wish you had, or are simply looking for something to look at or listen to if the days aren’t quite as warm and sunny as I’m hoping for, then may I suggest you wander over to Hay Festival on the BBC.  Now of course its not exactly like being there, but it will give you a taste of what its like.  With live broadcasts, highlights and loads of info about the festival (which finishes on 4th June) it really is worth a visit.  It may give you just the literary inspiration your are looking for.

Writing a Novel Whilst Working Full Time

This article on the For Books Sake website is totally inspirational.  Like many avid readers, bloggers and ‘writers’ I dream of writing a novel.  I have attended a number of creative writing courses, started things and never finished them and pacified myself by saying ‘I work full time – I don’t have time”  This excellent article by Clare Fisher would suggest I do.  Now I know that having the time or finding the time does  not necessarily equate to having the necessary skill or ability, but I felt somewhat encouraged by reading this.

Spring Restaurant, London

I can’t quite remember where I read / heard about Spring restaurant but I know that I love its ethos.  Spring House Restaurant is in the new wing of the gorgeous  Somerset House (already a good reason to go), the chef is Skye Gyngell (another good reason to go) but the reason it caught my eye and the reason I want to go is for its ‘scratch menu’ .  In recognition of how much food is wasted and thrown away in the world (a third of all that is produced) Skye has created a menu to use up leftovers which might otherwise go in the bin.  For £20 between 5.30-6.45 you can enjoy a 3 course set menu of top class food in a top class restaurant knowing that you are doing a good thing by being there.  You can read more about it here.

Have a fabulous weekend X


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