I can’t get over what luck we’ve had with the weather. Saturday’s Staunton writing safari, ‘Writing The Park’ could have been a wash-out; I’d warned participants to think of it as ‘words and wellies’. It would have been good anyway, it is such a stunning venue, but it was more than that, it was glorious! Autumn leaves, bright late sunshine, and toadstools fit for fairies.
We were a small but perfectly formed band of wordsmiths, and we had ourselves a room with a view: double doors opening out onto a vista of parkland, the occasional peacock or hen wandering in. Truly delightful.
The theme for the day was follies and curiosity cabinets – both features of George Staunton’s time as owner. The words have already begun to arrive, and I’ll be posting contributions from the day on ‘workshopped words’.