Candice: We’ve had a great summer in the UK and then all of a sudden, on the 1st of September, autumn has hit. We are still getting lovely days but the nights are drawing in, it’s colder so I’ve had to put the heating on for a few hours each night.
However, this does bode to a time of year when more reading might be done as people draw round the fire, and have more time to sit as they feel less inclined to do things as it gets dark outside. I was moaning the other week about not having had anything to read recently, well I’ve gone the other way and now have three books to read but don’t seem to have had time to read them so this might be a my chance. Of course, come January I’ll had loads of time on my hand (!) to do lots of reading.
Well this weekend the other half and I having a well deserved break from the decorating and general house sorting for our five year wedding anniversary. Thinking about the weather, five years ago it was absolutely throwing it down all this week but the sun shone on our day, then the UK had a heat wave while we were on honeymoon – so there is always hope for one last trip out for the shorts.
So, the other week I got an email from Warwick Words, another local literary festival. Warwickshire must be a popular area for this, I suppose due to our Shakespearean roots? Anyway, it’s a about their Autumn Festival, just a few events over the first weekend of October to whet your appetite for next year. Phil, being Phil, fancies the Pun Run, “the only pun and wordplay-based comedy club in the UK”, I also think this sounds interesting but it happens to be on a day when I am away. However, if we want to keep up the comedy vibe then ” An evening with Mark Watson” is the way to go. He’s not a comedian I know but it sounds like he is also a prolific writer so we could have a laugh and learn some stuff too.
Have a look, there might be something you fancy.