The weather was rubbish over the Easter Bank holiday weekend, but on Good Friday atleast, the sun shone down warmly on our little town. The market was thriving, with yet more new stalls, suitcase sellers and literally hundreds of visitors. We stopped by, on our way to Kilver Court, and stocked up on delicous scotch eggs from 'Nuts For..'. I chose pork & apple, the kids were more adventurous, choosing marmalade flavour! I was happy to see the 'low fat chicken sausage' man was back, and Ed the butcher too. We carried on walking down to Kilver Court, stripping off coats and jumpers as we went. The kids love looking at the Babycham Bambi, and are as confused as us, as to why it isnt in a more prominent position. The new nursery, and Alice in Wonderland sculptures in Kilver Court gardens really add to it's charm and beauty – but best of all is the group of four pink flamingos! You can see them from most of the walk ways, and they've certainly made themselves at home. The boys loved watching them, and then spent the morning chasing butterflies, exploring the organic vegetable garden, and floating boats made of leaves down the waterfalls. Every time we go, I marvel at how lucky we are to have such a magical place wihin walking distance. I'd love to see a 'Kilver Court' or 'Sharpham Pantry' retail outlet on the High Street. It may encourage the 'foot fall' we so badly need.
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 :)