We waited until the bats and stars came out

We escaped to the Cliff at the weekend.  The weather was kind and we spent a couple of days amongst the gorse and bluebells, fulmars and gannets. Blackbirds sang to us.  A toad popped his head out of the pond and croaked at the newts. It was light till gone nine and we sat outside in the sunset with our whisky and chocolate and waited until the bats and stars came out. 

The bluebells are about to pop

Busy busy busy!  Paul has been working on a few different things lately – he has a couple of paintings on display at Bistro One in Ebrington Street.  There is a Silent Auction in aid of Wild Futures - otherwise known as the Monkey Sanctuary   Paul doesn’t normally support animal charities but  we know Hayley who is now working for  Wild Futures through St Luke’s Hospice and we answered her call for support.  These two paintings are on display at Stephen Barrett’s cosy little Bistro for a month.  Go along for a coffee or lunch for a fiver.

Paul has also had a painting accepted for display in the Council House in Plymouth.  This is associated with Plymouth’s bid to be City of Culture in 2017. Click here for more information about the bid.  Paul will be presenting an ‘Art Bite’ type talk at the Council House later this summer.

We have also started the Summer Term.  Welcome back everyone!  At our Tuesday morning class we have been practising sketching in readiness for the beautiful warm sunny summer which has just started! Paul and I have had our first surf at Polzeath and survived.  We didn’t even get cold!  I think it’s finally warming up.  The apple blossom is out, the bluebells are about to pop and the swifts are here – bring on the sunshine.