Coming Soon!

My goodness, we are June already. I am not sure where the time goes but we have been enjoying the splendours of early summer with its wonderful balmy evenings, drinks outside and plenty of reading in the garden after a hard day at the desk.

june1I have two events coming up in the next month and I would like to draw your attention to both. Quite a few of you have asked me about writing workshops and whether I hold them at the farm. The answer is no, we don’t have workshops at home. We prefer to keep that space a little bit private. Our one-bedroom cottage at the foot of the Olive Farm estate is available for holiday rentals though, if that suits your needs.
Here are a few details about it.

Those who have stayed seem to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

But if you are looking for a writer’s workshop, then I will be at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry next month between 7th to 11th July inclusive. The sessions are held in the mornings so the rest of the days are free. You are at liberty to go to a huge choice of events at the festival or discover Bantry and West Cork, which is part of Ireland’s most magnificent landscape. Here is the link to booking yourself on the workshop. When I spoke to the lit fest organisers last week, there were only three places left so if you want to join us, please book soon. Last year, we had a ball. It was a terrific group of people and I, along with everyone else, got a great deal out of it.

I will be popping into London for a couple of days next month and will be giving a talk on 3rd July and a tasting of olive oil from our farm if the customs officers let me through with the samplers!
The organisers have a special Early Bird ticket offer which is cheaper and gets two of you in the door, instead of just one. Here is the link

Aside from the upcoming events , I want to post a couple of photographs of our new farm friends. june2They are a delight and continually amusing. They are the Ouessant breed of sheep, which originally came from the island of Ouessant off the coast of Brittany. We have three:, hardly a herd! mother, father and baby boy who is two months old and the funniest little fellow. We were given them as a present and at first I was a little reticent about accepting them, arguing that we already have sufficient responsibilities to keep us on our toes, but when I saw them my heart melted. So, watch this space for black sheep stories!

Do book for the workshop or the olive oil talk in London and come and say hello. I look forward to meeting you soon

All good wishes,



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