Trip A: to Calne library to listen to Katie Fforde (http://www.katiefforde.com/) talk about her writing and her most recent book. She was inspiring because she was lovely and gracious and looks like my one of my aunties. I went with some friends and we were lucky enough to spend some time with her and her equally lovely husband in one of Calne's finest hostelries. I don't think I've ever been in such close proximity to a 'proper' writer unless you count dancing next to one of the Fiennes brothers at Port Eliot in the summer (that's another tale).
Trip B: if that's not enough culture for me in one week, today S & I went to sunny Bath to see the Blue & White show at the Victoria Gallery (http://www.victoriagal.org.uk/).
Kaffe Fassett's quilts, paintings and needlepoints (http://www.kaffefassett.com/), Candace Bahouth mosaic shoes and Carole Waller's silk paintings and installations http://www.carolewaller.co.uk/. It was small but perfectly formed. It made me want to run to the fabric shop and buy cotton squares and triangles and hexagons - oh my! As my camera isn't working though I had to find something blue & white in my old photos folder - please see above.
So, back at home, I am waiting for the toad in the hole to bake and looking forward to a peaceful evening in front of a dvd. My beloved is away for the night. I don't like it much when he's not here. I don't sleep too well.