- I got a wheel I started to teach myself to throw in March, this is my first pot.
Now I have some tableware that we use every day.
I also made a raku kiln and fell in love with the results
2. My family came home for a visit It’s unusual for us all to be home at the same time.
3. A trip to Wells next The Sea I think of Wells as my second home as I spent so much time there as a child; fond memories!
4. Wildlife watching Highlights were getting close to seals off Blakeney Point
Seeing avocets for the first time
And a close encounter with a brown hare in the Scottish borders.
The highlight has to be reaching the summit of Scafell Pike, it was long overdue and I really don’t know why I put it off for so long.
At the moment I am stuck in the house and can’t get out much, I am pining to be out there in the wilderness but I am contenting myself with my view and the garden birds that are keeping me entertained.
My family know me well enough to have given me foraging and identification books for Christmas. As well as an incredible book that moved me so much I had a tear in my eye reading the beautiful words; it’s The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. A beautiful book to treasure, for those old and young who love wildlife, nature and language.
As for creativity, I’ve done nothing for a few weeks, apart from cooking a bit of knitting. I hope to start making pots again very soon. I’ve also signed up for an online course to get my mojo back in gear next year.
I’ll see you in 2018 !