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

‘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

Lowry ‘s view of Berwick Coast on New Year’s Day

Happy New Year, everyone. May 2017 be the most creatively inspiring, adventure-filled, fun loving time of our lives!  Today, I braved the balmy North-East weather to venture out and take some photographs of local views before I head back to my holiday Studio Cottage tomorrow.  The famous ‘matchstick men’ painter, L. S.  Lowry spent aContinue Reading