family open studios rooks

back on the wing

After an enforced break I am back in business and it feels very good.  Much has happened in six weeks, we have temporarily relocated, I have almost mastered the aquisition of digital music, there is a new sewing machine, the cat and dog have bonded and I have thanked the gods many times that we are all safe with a roof over our heads, even if it hasn’t always been the same roof.

One day, when we were out, the washing machine caught fire.


We came home, turned off the electricity and went out to buy lots of cleaning products.  We spoke to the insurance company and realised this was a bigger cleaning job than we thought. We arrived at the most helpful, understanding Bed & Breakfast in East Anglia and ate the tastiest breakfasts for 11 days.


The loss adjuster visited and realised it was a bigger job than he thought, the cleaning company visited and said all would be well.  The second loss adjuster visited and told us to find rented accommodation for six months…

A lot of other things happened and we are now in our temporary lodgings which are very good but not our home and this can be hard.

But our landlord has agreed to me continuing with Cambridge Open Studios,

Esther watches over us in the evening,


this isn’t Esther but she is just this beautiful,

the slack line is a perfect fit,


and the Lime trees in the garden are home to a parliament of the best kind.

I think the cleaners are right, all will be well.

To any Osbornes reading this who are feeling less than okay, it will pass with time I Promise.