145…A hectic summer

by frances doherty on August 26, 2015

The blogs have been less than weekly lately due to lack of time but there has been plenty going on. I’ve had a houseful of students and workawayers for the last couple of months and a lovely weekend with 25 friends. I’ve been turning out as much food as when I had my cafe, but it’s been fun. The last two workawayers have been Chenyu and Dahe,

Dahe and Chenyu

Dahe and Chenyu

Dahe from South Korea and Chenyu from Hong Kong.They got on like a house on fire and have turned a jungle into a meadow. One evening they even treated us to a meal,

dumplings n all

dumplings n all

which was delicious, the dumplings going down especially well with the kids. Such a treat.

Finally coming up to my holidays the household is just down to Dahe and me. We’re enjoying a few days of quiet, and less washing up! With the garden looking so tidy Dahe has been tackling the garden furniture,

cleaning old paint off

cleaning old paint off

scrubbing off the old paint,

slowly drying

slowly drying

and painting on new pillar box red paint. With any luck we’ll still have some nice weather to sit out them.

Also this last couple of weeks I’ve had Matt, a student from Brighton Uni, doing work experience out here.

Matt

Matt

This was him at the end of his first two weeks, successfully making an enclosed form. He also helped me to make a collection of pompoms ready for an exhibition coming up at the 35 North Road gallery in october.

pompoms galore

pompoms galore

There are going to be lots like this….more info to follow…..

I am still showing work at Driftwood gardens in Seaford for the next couple of weekends. Do go along if you get the chance, it’s such a gem of a place, and if you need further persuading, there are lovely home made cakes too!

I’m off cycling the Danube now for a couple of weeks. I’ll post a cycling blog when I get back.

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