And that is ALL I am going to say about this.
We had a really good time, despite the awful weather and the incidents above. We went to the lovely Camber Sands, a longish hike from Rye, possibly better known as E.F. Benson's "Tilling" of Mapp and Lucia fame.
Camber Sands is lovely and we will be going back there in the summer.
The week has been very busy: I finished the articulated bangle and am pretty pleased with the way it worked out;
and I was experimenting with the cold enamels I bought in Italy at Easter. I've managed to get them to work and have now re-started work on the St. Hubertus piece, enamelling the engraved coin which is the centrepiece.
I was in Edinburgh all weekend, which was really nice. Caught up with Mark and Jeff and Robert and Gidona. I finally got Robert and Gidona's wedding present to them, which was a relief! I also caught up with my old friend and associate, Joey D, who is a clothes designer working in a similar manner to myself, in that he takes old clothes and remakes them into new ones. His newest work is amazing and I'm delighted to see that he now has a working website and an online shop. I bought one of his latest bags from him, made from old tweed jackets:
The great thing about his work is that it looks as rough as could be imagined, but it is really well made and built to last: this picture doesn't really do justice to the bag. The pockets on it are all functional too!