Despite the cold weather, this morning’s post brought a welcome ray of spring sunshine to my working week, with the delivery of not one, but TWO recent projects, now in print.
Firstly, the spring issue of Voyage magazine, which is packed with seasonal holiday ideas for Brittany Ferries passengers – as well as topical features to pique interest and excite the imagination during a journey to France or Spain by sea.
Writer Matt Brierley, for example, uses his experience working behind the scenes on the truly awe-inspiring BBC series, Blue Planet II, to draw our attention to life below the waves and the importance of keeping our oceans clean; while Annaliza Davis delves into the history of some of France’s best-known culinary creations.
Secondly, there was the April issue of LandLove magazine, to which I contributed two pieces: another instalment in my folklore series, this time focusing on tales of giants from across the British Isles; and a six-page feature about Hedgespoken, a travelling off-grid storytelling theatre.
Having supported the crowdfunder back when this magical theatre was just an idea in the minds of artist Rima Staines and writer Tom Hirons, it was a tonic for the soul to speak to them now, when their dream has come to fruition, to find out more about the project, their approach, and their lives on the road. Truly inspiring and heartwarming.
Wishing you all a fruitful spring!