It’s been a long lovely summer

The leaves are falling and nights drawing in but I’m only just getting round to processing my summer of culture, so the next few posts will be reflections on the last 2-3 months.

First stop, Totnes in July for the Ways with Words Festival of Words and Ideas:

– insights from Jill Dawson on process and interesting discussion about the role of research. This interests me; it’s a fine line between research and procrastination so I resolve to be guided by narrative pull and discipline, rather than getting bogged down with research. Liberating.

– pure academia from the excellent John Goodby on Dylan Thomas. What an authority he was; his newly edited collection of Thomas’s work is published today and on its way to me. Exciting.

– immersed in the Bloomsbury Set again, this time with Jans Ondaatje Rolls talking about her Bloomsbury Cookbook. Thoughtfully compiled and designed: a real window into another world. Fabulous.