Time for harvest festivals!
Festival time in Somerset...
Now that it is SEPTEMBER we are again enjoying wonderful weather in this part of Somerset. Beautiful mornings with a mist lying over the Levels, through which Glastonbury Tor can be seen. Then the mist evaporates and it's another glorious day! When you arrive at Mowbarton, you open a gate into the walled garden and walk through a tunnel of vine and jasmine. Both have run riot this summer and the grapes look splendid. Whether they will ripen before the birds have them is another matter. Some of them are very well hidden, so I am quite hopeful.
A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed the Wedmore Harvest Home - a local tradition which is great fun, especially when the sun is shining as it was that day. But the summer activities here are by no means over. The Theale Flower Show attracts plenty of entries, not just flowers and vegetables. I am debating whether to risk entering a ginger cake! (STOP PRESS - Ginger cake 'Highly Recommended') And then a couple of weeks later it's the Wedmore Real Ale Festival. There's certainly never time to get bored living here.
Enquiries for next year are coming in and we feel we've got off to a good start during our first season, attracting guests from all over the world. We had two families from France during August, and we have guests from New Zealand and Canada due in September.