Hello there! I thought it was time we caught up. It’s been ages but let’s talk specifically of the last 100 days.
Throughout the lockdown I have done no baking, very little cleaning, hardly any reading and insufficient stitching. I have walked for miles with the hound, transformed a small part of the garden and enjoyed the green that is the rest, chatted to the new neighbours, bought tasty fruit and veg from the ‘little fruit and veg stall’ created by the other neighbours, eaten delicious fish from Ian the Fish who arrives in his van from Grimsby every Wednesday, and organised the plan chest – a rare event but one that revealed rewarding forgotten treasures.
I have missed sitting in the Old Fire Engine House garden drinking coffee with friends enormously, visiting galleries, auctions and the ability to search for old pieces of linen, silk and velvet in unexpected places but I expect one day these things will return.
Are you still with me? I am prone to ramble – the point is dates are starting to reappear on the calendar and order slowly restored. This weekend is the start of Cambridge Open Windows; ordinarily July is a month of Open Studios when I do a lot of dusting (ignoring the plan chest) and you come to visit but this year is different. This year artists are showing work in windows all over the country which means you are still able to see what they’ve been making whilst remaining safely distanced.
On August 2 I am on the road to Holt for the open air market being held every Sunday during July and August. And in September I have exhibitions at both CraftCo, Southwold with Kate Reynolds and Snape Maltings with Lyz Gardner.
And then it’s Christmas…
So although balance has been disturbed and time has lost all meaning The Lemon Is In Play*
*listen here while you can https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lmcxj/episodes/player