Bread and butter, salt and pepper, white wine and soda, Starsky & Hutch (whoops, showing my age) and of course, that old classic: writing and asparagus!
Yes, I have discovered ‘AsparaWriting Festival’ – a new, little-known literary festival which will be taking place from 23rd April – 21st June (!) and is based in Worcestershire, just down the road from me, where they take things like asparagus-growing very seriously.
If you live anywhere nearby, you might like to ‘check it out’, as they say, as they’ve got some good writers coming, like Stella Duffy and Simon Brett, and lots of interesting workshops (prices for which are yet to be revealed!).
I’m trying to get hold of some brochures but no-one’s responded to my request on their website yet (too busy tending the budding asparagus shoots?) and I’ve also, rather cheekily, pointed out to them that £10 is quite steep for an entry to their short story competition, when the first prize is only £100.
Anyway, I hope it all goes well and lots of people attend. A new writing festival in my area is good news and while I may not be tempted to enter their short story competition, I’d certainly like to go to some of their events, so watch this space. I will be reporting back (and eating lots of asparagus!)
I am watching more TV (for research purposes) these days because we have a new rule in our house: the PC gets switched off at 8pm! (New Year’s Resolution. It’s 8.10pm so I am a little late but it’s going OFF once I post this, honest!)
As I write, I’ve only seen part 1 (part 2 is on later tonight) and I’ve studiously avoided reading any reviews but I must admit I was slightly disappointed with the-normally-gorgeous David Morrissey.
That beard just didn’t do it for me and I thought he seemed, well, just ever so slightly ‘dull’ as a character?!
Hopefully, things will perk up tonight because I’m finding it difficult to believe that the bubbly Sheridan Smith would really find him that attractive…!