It is the New Year, which means that it is time for setting resolutions, so here at Some Somerset HQ we thought we would share five of our goals for 2019:
Celebrate Somerset: Somerset Day 11 May 2019 Find out more here.
Set on the day that Alfred the Great it is believed to have gathered ‘all the people of Somerset’ to fight and win a battle against the Vikings, Somerset day is a celebration of everything this County has to offer.
However, while we are waiting for May (not wanting to wish away the year quite yet) we are going to celebrate in the form of a good old fashioned Wassail. We will share details of these events next week.
See Somerset: Walk, bike and explore the County. Maps for trails and routes.
There are 9,000 rights of way totalling 3,808 miles in this County and we are planning to get out and explore a few more of them over the year. Places like the lovely Sand Bay (picture above, which was taken on Boxing Day morning this year).
Eat Somerset: Foodie Festivals For Everyone
Whatever your budget or taste, Somerset has something for everyone with lots of great restaurants and cafes. This year we are looking to taste as much as we can by attending some of the festivals including:
- Exmoor Food Fest is on over February and across the region.
- Saturday 27 April 2019 is the Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival. Link for details.
- Sunday 13 October 2019 sees the return of Wells Food Festival. Link for details.
Buy Somerset: Championing local and independent business.
We are planning to track down farmers markets, boutique stores and independent retailers, spending more time on our high streets this year.
Read Somerset: Blogs and books.
We are going to continue to read our faviourate blogs, magazines and books in around Somerset including:
- Tom Jones. The Henry Fielding classic novel based in Somerset is on the list this year. Nick has started working his way through it. Coleridge is said to have argued that it is “one of three of the most perfect plots ever planned”. There have been a few more plots since his time so we will see if it still deserves such high praise.
- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The epic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is worth a read if you haven’t already. It is said to have been written in Watchet. Read more here.
- Somerset Cool: The coolest blog about Somerset around, they always uncover gems from around the County. Check them out!
- Muddy Stilettos: The author of this blog is in the know about where to go in Somerset. Check them out!