No. 4 Gallery is close to St Abbs, a beautiful fishing village famous for its diving on the East Coast not far from my cottage. Lovely Gallery showing works from artists in this region and beyond and a nice lady owner who recommended The Old School House, St Abbs Village for a bite – oh, Yes! She was right! It was excellent! Look it up on Trip Advisor and visit if you’re up this way. I can highly recommend Cullen Skink Soup , made with Smoked Haddock and Potatoes, served by a wee Scottish lady who engaged in conversation with every single person in the cafe – Starbucks, Costa and all the others need to get there and learn how to really do great customer service. I felt valued and I will be back there soon!
Took some photos of the harbour and the sea to help with new paintings when I go back (tomorrow!). I didn’t really know what I was going to do when I came here two weeks ago, or what I would find to write on this blog. I imagined I would set up at easel in the cottage and paint, but I have been out every day exploring, taking photos, wandering around the coastline and I’ve learnt that its more important to experience the sights, the sounds, the smells of a place when you can, and then to go home and evaluate, take stock and consider the next step. There will be more of this blog, keep looking in if you have a moment to see what I am up to next. Thank you and, as the sign says ‘Haste Ye Back’!