I have been away for a while…moving house and getting a new supply of hot running internet gushing around my poor long suffering dustbothered Dell proved rather time consuming.
Things I am liking at the moment:
Baking; recently I missed the bus back from london having spent too much time in Hackney picking blackberries. Hackberries. They made some really goopy Hackberry and White Chocolate muffins though. I’ve also tried my hand at a slimming world chocolate cake, some blueberry muffins and a rather altered recipy for carrot cake. As I’m leaving one of my jobs this week I’ll have to make a load more to take in…
I’m going to start experimenting with bread – have been inspired by The Hand Made Bakery who actually have a job as a baker/bread revolutionary’ at present, which I sadly can’t really apply for as I live so far away, but I want to visit!
Biking – I really need to learn how to maintain my bike as it has gotten all squeaky.
I have recently met some one who works for the permaculture association and have wondered why I haven’t really heard of it before as it is really relevent to a lot of things I think about quite often. There is a diploma in permaculture design that is possible to study in Leeds – tempting! They had a stall at Unity Day also
La Rosa Hotel and campsite, Whitby
Quirky, kitschy, cakey and retro, I want to go again! You even get a breakfast hamper, and our hotel room was upgraded from the cosy ‘Caravan’ themed room to ‘Stoker’, sporting vampy deco, sea view, bowler hat and the biggest bath you’ve ever seen. Ate too much of the breakfast picnic hamper and was sick some hours later after swimming in robin hoods bay. LOOK AT THE CAMPSITE! IT LOOKS AMAZING!
Donna Walker – I recently visited this ladie’s aboad and she has a pretty awesome set up at the bottom of her garden having set up a workshop in a shed for all her sawing and hammering. She has recently been displaying some of her furniture in an exhibition in Hackney called ‘The Residency’ which you should vote for here: [VOTE!] [Donna’s Website]
Painting m’room maroon
Netsuke – saw some awesome carvings in Greenwich market last weekend and took down the e-mail address of the supplier as they are going to make a new website. I will post the address here when they are done. Really excellent wood/affordable pieces which I’d love to own but woud know what to do with/display.
I also finnished my printing elective and will scan in some examples of the screen printing and further etching I completed before I left. I wanted to get onto a furniture building course but it was too popular so I am going to have to just hope some one pulls out of it…