It’s been a while since my last blog; in fact, where on earth did February go?
Storms and snow a-plenty, it’s been an awful month; my beloved garden’s a quagmire.
Had a revitalizing holiday in Yorkshire though – bit of a busman’s, but magical nonetheless. I seemed to be permanently surrounded by books, spectacular scenery and art, which can only be a good thing!
The house where I stayed was overflowing with etchings and sketchings – the majority done by the owner’s daughter, illustrator and writer, Beatrijs Brouwer. And I took a trip to Sedburgh, the delightful little book town at the foot of the Howgills – (Westwood Books there was just amazing.)
I uncovered lots of nooks and crannies to put in my travel guide – lovely lakes and fabulous fells, and I had a swift half in Mr Herriot’s ‘Drovers’ – aka, The King’s Arms in Askrigg. (Massive log fire and photos of the original cast everywhere. :))
My penultimate day was spent in Masham (pronounced Mass’em) where I met an incredible artist called Nolon Stacey. Self taught and with unbelievable talent, he and his artwork can be found in a gorgeous gallery down the side of Johnny Baghdad’s cafe in the town square – (scrumptious scran, amazing ambience!)
The hare pictured is one of Nolon’s (I couldn’t resist it!) – quite appropriate for the month of March too, I thought, and so a good one to share with you today…..
Hope the sun begins to shine soon.
Until next time…….