Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday Feb 16th


This is a most glorious corner of England. Bath is all mellow honey-coloured stone, Georgian houses, pleasant coffee-shops, and Jane Austen.

Prior Park is a fabulous mansion set in swooping grounds - I mean great curved hills and vales going down to a beautiful lake and river. What a superb place in which to spend one's schooldays. I was here to give a talk to a group of pupils interested in journalism - all part of the Tamezin magazine project. A good response and they especially enjoyed learning about interviewing skills, taking part in a m ock Press Conference etc.

Afterwards, with my colleague Kirsty, enjoyed a lovely walk into the city itself, the Abbey (a pleasing building - lots of Victorian gothic additions? I must find out more about its history), an excellent pizza in a beautiful restaurant with a perfect view over Georgian streets as twilight fell and lamps came on.

There is still (just) time for young people to enter the Tamezin Young Journalist on the above link to find out more, ot send a Comment to this Blog with your postal address (I will not print it, but can send you a brochure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Auntie Joanna,

Prior Park may be nice but Maple Grove is twice as beautiful.

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Elton