How wonderful it is to share stories with live audiences again… I performed at Budleigh Salterton litfest last weekend, my first post-pandemic festival, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I rode down on my motorbike a few days before, making a road trip of it. Glorious Devon… Panoramic coastal roads, pretty towns and warm welcomes, all beneath a cloudless sky. I sat on the harbour in Brixham with a cup of tea and a spectacular prawn sandwich, bathed in sunshine, watching the boats and it was truly blissful.
And then came the festival, beside the sea. The old stories came to life again, dusted off from the pandemic recesses of my brain, and it was joyous to be the one telling them. More please!! I have missed it so much.