Brace yourself for a whirlwind tour of Cheltenham!
Starting with the arrestingly beautiful Promenade, a pedestrianised shopping strip with sunlight falling in spots between the swaying yellow-orche trees heavy with the promise of Autumn.
It almost reminded me of a particular stretch in Paris just near the Gare du Nord.
When sudden British street icons pop up in my lens!
The main reason for our visit to Cheltenham was to see sister Daisy speak at the Cheltenham Literary Festival on her book Catullus’ Bedspread!
Impressively it was the first to sell out. It even sold out before it went on public sale!
We went too quickly around The Wilson Gallery; it really warrants a leisurely afternoon to fully appreciate the finest Arts and Crafts artefacts on display…
This room told me that 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the hexagonal Victorian Penfold pillar box.
First, a pit-stop in the VIP area… (natch).
Two sisters: one sense of style.
From there I couldn’t help but admire the Cheltenham Literary Festival Square.
Before we knew it it was time for the talk.
And after the book signing, it was time to head home. Cheltenham: you were fantastic!