The Writers’ Bureau have announced their latest, free, monthly competition and this time you can win a copy of their Non-Fiction Writing Course.
I’m not quite sure what they mean by ‘a copy’ – presumably that doesn’t mean the actual course, but perhaps the book or notes that accompany it? If you want to have a go (and if you win, please tell me what the prize is!!), you need to write a 50 word review of an event that you’ve attended recently and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 31st August.
More details on their website here.
I finally made it to Daylesford Organic farm today (there it is in the photo). It’s only 20 minutes from me, so handy for taking guests and visitors for a coffee and a bit of celeb-spotting.
What can I say… it’s a nice drive through the Cotswolds countryside…! No, it’s good – but not very big and very expensive! I picked up a little hot water bottle in a knitted cover. Sweet! But … (and I had to get my friend to read the price tag because I didn’t have my reading glasses on… ) it was £85! And there was a jumper for £460! See what I mean?
However – *puffs up with pride* – I DID see a famous person and it was a literary one! It was – I am 95% certain – Jeanette Winterson, of ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ fame. Of course, I was trying not to stare and look too stalker-ish but it was her, I’m sure.
I looked on her website for ‘clues’ and to check her photo (OK, I am a stalker). She said she was going ‘back to the soaking Cotswolds’ (result!) but what I also found interesting was what she had to say about ’50 Shades of Grey’ which has confirmed me in my resolve to never read it.
Writing about her godchildren she says,”I don’t want them to be fearful of their bodies, desires, appetites, ambitions. I want them to be bold and beautiful and face the world in full sail. I don’t want them to be looking for a jerk like Christian Grey with a Red Room of Pain.”