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Living in Nyon: Mountains and Mint Cake

La blogueuse Catherine Nelson Pollard partage ses impressions après un week-end en Grande-Bretagne.

23 nov. 2018, 15:01
Catherine Nelson Pollard, blogueuse.

I spent last weekend in Britain. On Friday I was in London, where there was 24-hour media coverage with pundits and politicians discussing and arguing about the Brexit withdrawal agreement. At times these arguments became quite bitter.

However on Saturday, just a few hundred miles north of the capital and far away from Westminster woes, the talk was of nothing but boots, climbing, vertical metres conquered, and Mint Cake. This all occurred at the Kendal Mountain Festival, a massive three-day event on the edge of the English Lake District.

In a way, Kendal is quite similar to Nyon. Both towns have weekly food markets, and the unofficial slogan for Kendal is the “town of festivals” (sound familiar?). It has a big summer music festival that takes place every year in the third week of July (sound familiar?), and the mountain festival, which screens lots of documentaries (sound familiar?) in venues...

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