This will probably be my last live blog from Milford for this year. The hard work is over. Today we’ve been to Caernarfon for a mooch around the castle and lunch at the Anglesea Arms. Though the weather forecast was not great there was only one short shower and this afternoon the sun came out.
This was Suyi’s first look at a proper British castle and he took masses of photos and got a quick history lesson from Terry to put it into context.
Lunch was delightful. On short notice they shoved tables together to accommodate all of us and we (nearly) all chose meat of some kind. Several people had the burgers. I had gammon, Terry had lamb shank. After a week of healthy eating and set menus we really enjoyed the variety. Though we resisted pudding.
We had a quick race round the shops after lunch and I may or may not have made a purchase which was very rash and I may have to introduce it into the Bedford household with a discussion about the value of art. It is something I’ve looked at for a few years now, and not bought. However, this year…
We stopped on the road back to Trigonos for the perfect photo opportunity – a view up the Nantlle Valley towards Snowdon. Suyi immediately leaped out of the car to capture it.
We arrived back at Trigonos at cake o’clock – lemon cake this time – and found Jackie waiting for us with her husband. She’d hung around to say goodbye. It always feels weird once people start to leave. We’ve become more than a tight knit group after seven days together–we’re almost family. Tomorrow people will be leaving immediately after breakfast and Milford 2017 will slide gently into the place where we keep good memories.
Milford 2018 is almost fully booked already (2 places left) and on Saturday 16th September we open the booking for Milford 2019. Several people from this year’s Milford have already said they are coming. As usual we’ll ringfence five places for Milford first-timers.
We’ve been building up the Milford bursary fund. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend and if you’ve never attended a Milford before and feel you could not only benefit, but also contribute, please get in touch. We particularly encourage writers of colour, but bursaries (full or part) could also be available on the grounds of need.