Currently I am enjoying a trip around the English countryside with my friend Pam. We are attending the CLAS Festival of Calligraphy and enjoying the camaraderie with fellow travelers and scribes. It is really lovely to take a car around enjoying little villages and pubs along the way instead of battling the public transport system which at times can be somewhat disastrous. How fortunate we are. At our digs, The Old Manor Stables, Letcombe Regis.