I joined Countryfile again last week, and, along with John Craven and wildlife photographer Simon King spent the day in a Bristol park to launch the Countryfile photography competition 2019 .Such a lovely team to work with and a beautiful day spent looking closely at plants like nettles and hog weed and trying to spot an otter..I’ll leave you guessing what the theme is this year.
Author of First Ascent (the untold story), Harriet Tuckey, came in to talk Everest: altitude, hydration, diet, oxygen, hypothermia; In a nutshell, the science of outdoors pursuits, but also about her remarkable relationship with her Dad, the inimitable scientist / physiologist Griffith Pugh . Fascinating to read and hear about the flaws of The Royal Geographic Society, and the Alpine Club’s mad bigotry against the working and lower middle classes ‘whiff of tradesman’.
I’ll be sharing the flavours, ingredients, cocktails and tunes that have inspired me over a lifetime of cooking and travelling. I will indulge you with some poetry readings and a sprinkling of singing, playing a few of my favourite songs from the countries that I’ve visited.
Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a discounted copy of Where the Wild Cooks Go with your ticket by choosing the book-with-ticket option (book RRP £27).
Find out more information here https://www.penguin.co.uk/events/2019/cerys-matthews-where-the-wild-cooks-go-tour.html
I will be signing books after the event.