I can’t believe it, I’ve had to do it, I really wasn't going to, but it just happened- I turned the heating back on! I feel like the summer is now officially over and it’s a tad depressing. I do love the autumn in a nostalgic romantic sense. Kicking up colorful crisp dry leaves as we frolic in the park, walking the dogs. Hot chocolates round outdoor fires, marshmallows, enjoying the last long bright sunlit evenings. In reality, it was like - kids back at school? Yeh? Have some torrential rain and miserable grey clouds.Cold? Put the heating on. Finally booked some more gardening work in - how about a nice big downpour so you can’t use the strimmer. Thanks! Well, in an effort to ‘embrace’ the seasons and be mindful, I’m going to just try and enjoy each wet , windy day as it comes. There’s lots going on in Shepton and Wells. If you’re an absolute nutter - you might enjoy spending the night of Friday 13th in a haunted prison cell. No really! Check out Jailhouse Tours latest event description -
“It's time for the return of the ultimate Sleepover... this time on Friday 13th September.
Grab your friends, pick a cell, get comfortable, because you’re here for the night.
The experience includes a 2 hour guided tour around the Prison in the dark.
During the night you can head out into the Prison & wander the wings alone, or buddy up with your fellow inmates. You may choose to head off in search of spirits or simply experience sleeping in a real Prison cell; it’s your night so it’s your choice!
The bar will be open for purchasing alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks, throughout the evening, plus Porridge!Ticket price: £47.50 per person.The event is 18+ only.
Call 01743 343100 or visit www.sheptonmalletprison.com “ For the less brave- don’t forget Shepton’s regular Sunday Market is back on September 15th. Loads of stalls, local produce and activities in the marketplace. There’s also a ton of stuff happening at the wonderful Art Bank Cafe- including Spoken Word , Accoustic evenings and Rainbow LGBTQ friendly nights. I’ve heard a rumour there will even be a fabulous comedy event happening next month, keep an eye out for details! My second comedy night ‘Silly Sausage’ wel very well last Saturday. It was almost sold out in advance, and I had brilliant feedback from the audience and performers. A big massive thank you to all the acts, my husband who’s become known as ‘Security Sausage’ and most of all Georgie and Tony Robbins from The Venue, South Street in Wells. Next event will be on Saturday 5th October- don’t miss out and get your advance tickets from www.facebook.com/sillysausagecomedy. I’m off to dig out my woolly jumpers and raincoats now, but I’m not packing away my sandals and sunglasses just yet. Not just yet.
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)