What can I say, this truly is The Wonderful Weekend Book.
In fact, it is that and much more.
I discovered it in a small local bookshop and
from that point onwards it has stayed by my side.
I read, I mark, I pencil, I scribble and go back and do it again.
I would recommend this book for any newcomer to England.
It is so much more than it's title.
Open the book and you will find...
Things to do: Year Round
Seasonal Pleasures: Spring
Seasonal Pleasures: Summer
Seasonal Pleasures: Autumn
Seasonal Pleasures: Winter
Having Guests and Going Away
A New Approach to Chores
Bring Back Sunday
I have a travel journal for England.
The first few pages are marked 'Vicki' for Vicki Archer @ French Essence.
She created her own list of favourite things to do and see in London
and I have been following those faithfully.
After Vicki, I have pages devoted to 'Elspeth', the author of this book.
Today I added her suggestions on where to rent weekend cottages in England,
where to go to see the best view of the city lights as they transition from day into evening
and a few of her favourite galleries at the Tate Britain and V&A.
See....it is so much more than just a weekend book!
Sadly, Elspeth passed away a few months ago.
I miss the idea that she is no longer writing.
She had a wonderful blog, was a keen gardener and a
regular writer for The Sunday Telegraph.
Justine Picardie, another writer I admire,
wrote a wonderful post about Elspeth.
I highly recommend it.
I started this blog after reading The Wonderful Weekend Book.
My first post is here.
With Elspeth in my thoughts, I will continue to Find My Way
around England and Beyond and will remember her fondly as I do.
One last thing,
while we are on wonderful writers,
check this out..
I loved this book too!