Category Archives: News

Posts about exhibitions, events, new classes and workshops, and other happenings

Joni from Colorado sharing her sketchbook work

In response to my latest post asking people to share their creativity, my wonderful friend Joni from Colorado sent this:- Joni – “Being quite new to my sketchbook, drawing, pastels and oils. I’m loving just drawing a page.  I still have to allow myself to make mistakes with perspective and colours.   But I’m learningContinue Reading

‘Plant Zookeeper’ – a new name for gardener?

Good design should reflect the wishes, likes and dislikes of the garden owner – regardless of country or climate’ – RHS Encyclopaedia of Gardens – good advice and certainly one of the best books on my shelf for planning, building and planting ‘your perfect space’. This week, with 19 weeks until Open Gardens, I amContinue Reading

NGS Open Gardens – 20 Weeks until opening!

Yes, It is only January and it is very, very cold here in Warwickshire but I am already in gardening mode, having spent a full couple of days last week tidying up and pondering over what needs to be done between now and 10-11 June when I open my garden for the National Garden Scheme alongsideContinue Reading

Cullen Skink Soup anyone?

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! SheContinue Reading

Always carry a camera with you!

Driving back from Norham where I had a lovely New Year with family to return to my holiday cottage at Allanton for my second arts-inspired week and thinking about a plan of action. Suddenly, turned a corner in the country road, just over the border into Scotland, and the sunset appeared like a dramatic theatreContinue Reading