Time for a “Summer is Almost Over” update about what has been happening across the Modern Parlance Landscape:
FOOD FAIR: On Fabulous Foodie, you’ll find What I Learned at Banbury Food Fair 2016 (Aug 22). The Banbury Town Fair has once again come and gone. As always, there were samples galore to try. We’ve learned over the years that once we’ve nibbled your way through the first batch of booths, had lunch and then nibbled and snacked our way through the rest – the idea of dinner often never occurs to us. But it’s not all about actually eating. It’s also about chatting with people about the food they have brought, prepped, turned into art or just enjoy. It’s an incredibly social occasion and with over 100 vendors, a day full of cooking demos and foodie’s everywhere – I always learn a lot.
Not to be left out, The Banburian has its share of Food Fair action as well. We always enjoy the Food Fair (the samples, the smells, the samples and the new products to discover. Did I mention samples?) but this year was particularly interesting since we got some behind the scenes time at the demos as well. This led to not only having quite a good view of the demos but having a chance in between to chat with the chefs including Jean-Christophe Novelli and Anita Chipalkatty). Modern Parlance Photos was hard at work and you can see the results in Banbury Food Fair 2016 in Photos.
BARKING IN BANBURY: It’s not all food however. On both the Banburian website and Twitter feed, we’ve started featuring the #dogsofbanbury and so far, the results and feedback have far exceeded my expectations. Highlighting local canine cuties is just another way for me to put a “new face” on Banbury and show people that there are many facets to this often overlooked gem of a town.
PHOTO GALLERIES: Speaking of a new way to look at Banburian, there was a new event added to the annual calendar this year – Street Trading Saturday (July 2). Not unsurprisingly, we were there to document to it. A more traditional event on the schedule was Armed Forces Day (June 25) and despite the rain, there was music marching and demonstrations for all.
TRAVELOGUE: From the Greater Gotham summer desk. What makes it a summer desk as opposed to a normal desk? The extra big glass of iced coffee. And the fact that it is covered with notes about my summer holiday. This year’s summer holiday was – like last year – a trip to one of the many Eurocamp locations and also like last year, in France. Last year we went to La Pointe St. Gilles in Bénodet (a mid-sized site with lovely coastal location just a short stroll into an equally lovely town). This year we ditched the coast and went a bit more inland to Domaine Des Ormes which was … well, it was big. Quite large, full of activities of all kinds and I must say extremely well laid out. Head on over to Summer Holiday @ Domaine Des Ormes to find out what I thought of the area, the facilities and the trip over.
So a busy summer starts a transition to an equally busy autumn. There are a few more events to attend and document, a possible return to radio, ebooks underway and *fingers crossed* a complimentary white paper or two for download. Tune in for updates!