Nearly half term already. Our summer went on for ages and now it is a shock to be plunged into autumn storminess. Before the storms, I managed to complete the Breakwater Swim in aid of the Chestnut Appeal, (click here for my Just Giving page) swimming from near the Fort just off the Breakwater into Tinside Beach East along with around 179 other swimmers. The day was fine and calm – perfect conditions. I really enjoyed the swim – it is marvellous to swim so close to the big buoys and navigation beacons in the Sound. I completed the swim in about 1 hour 30 minutes – it wasn’t a race so I wasn’t swimming to gain a place, just to enjoy the view.
Paul and I have started the autumn with coughs and colds which have decided they like us a lot and are refusing to slink off. Paul has steadfastly continued to teach and paint producing some beautiful monochrome work:
I’ve been presenting some Crochet, Knit & Sew mornings at Studio 99 – informal meetings over 3 hours where we bring along any works in progress and encourage each other and enjoy the company. Usually taking place on a Thursday morning, there may also be evening sessions starting up soon. With wine!
We are also planning our annual St Luke’s Hospice Exhibition. This will take place at Studio 99 on the weekend of November 22nd/23rd from 11am – 4pm. There will be the usual delicious cakes and a free draw to win one of Paul’s unique paintings. All welcome. More details will be published soon.