Monday, 23 September 2019

Podcast of the National Trust Scone Blog

I ate 21 National Trust scones in August. It must be a world record, or qualify me for an OBE or something. But there's only one prize that I have my eyes on and it's the completion of this National Trust Scone quest. I want to be finished by December 2020.

But everytime I think of the end of this scone quest, I have a very uneasy feeling that it'll be like the running scene in Forrest Gump. He runs for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours (a mere trifle compared to my 7.5 years but let's not quibble) and then suddenly he just stops in the road and says to his co-runners; "I'm pretty tired. I think I'll go home now," and he slowly limps off, leaving them abandoned.

I've gained a lot from this project - weight, mainly - but the most important thing I've acquired is access to a community of funny, interesting people that have supported the quest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and have become a huge part of the entire thing.

So I'm creating a podcast where I'll interview some of the Sconepals that have been following this National Trust Scone Odyssey. I'll be asking you about your top five National Trust properties - think of it as your Desert Island Discs of NT places (although I agree it would be a bit weird to try and take Hadrian's Wall to a desert island, but you get the general idea).

If you're interested in taking part, let me know. I probably won't be able to make it round to everyone but if I happen to be in your neck of the woods and you're available, I would LOVE to find out more about why you love the National Trust, which are your top five properties, and - most important of all - where you had your very best NT scone. Then I'll release them over the next 12 months as I prepare for that final scone - hopefully a nice way to finish off.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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