Around Alwinton

Finally, some sunshine. It seems to have been grey and wet so often over the past fews weeks. Winter has been slow to release its grip this year, but finally it looks as though we’ve seen the back of it. To celebrate, we headed off for a walk around the village of Alwinton, a little … Continue reading Around Alwinton

Snowed In

Well, that’ll teach me to talk about signs of spring. Since my last post, it has snowed every day. Sometimes all day. Our village, indeed the whole of Upper Coquetdale, is now pretty much cut off from the outside world. Roads are closed across the county, including the A1, the main north/south road. Luckily we … Continue reading Snowed In

Snowscapes

We’ve had a fair bit of snow over the past few days, which has made for some lovely photo opportunities. The landscape has been completely transformed, and made unfamiliar. The light has been fascinating, from clear skies and sunshine, through dramatic clouds, to steel grey horizons. The weather is due to change and grow milder … Continue reading Snowscapes

Silence

Walks in the countryside around our house are usually fairly quiet affairs. Once out of the village, I often don’t see a soul, unless you count the rooks and sheep. Other than the wind, they are often the only sound to be heard too. I went for a walk in the snow this afternoon, and … Continue reading Silence

Waiting

It's harvest time, and the fields all around us are full of bales, if those giant rolls of hay are indeed still called bales. The weather has been very changeable over the past week though, and some crops have not yet been gathered in. This combine harvester has been parked up for a few days … Continue reading Waiting

Coquetdale Arts Centre Gallery

Just on the off chance that any of you may be heading to Northumberland over the Easter Holidays, I currently have some of my work for sale in the Coquetdale Arts Centre Gallery in Rothbury. It's a lovely little gallery, run entirely by volunteers, which this year is showing the work of 130 local artists … Continue reading Coquetdale Arts Centre Gallery

Hills, Cups, Rings, and a Folly: A Walk Around Rothbury

I may have been quiet of late, but I promise I have not been idle. There has been a lot of organising and settling in to do, together with getting to know the local area a little better. I have also been working on some new designs, of which more later. One of the things … Continue reading Hills, Cups, Rings, and a Folly: A Walk Around Rothbury