Here is a photo of a coffee & walnut cake instead!

Huge thanks to all who supported our recent exhibition in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.  The final figure is just over £971 – the most we have ever raised.  Someone from St Luke’s Fundraising team took photos of a big cheque at the Studio when we had a Christmas Social for our students, but they haven’t appeared yet, so here is a photo of a coffee & walnut cake instead!

Paul and I have managed to get out and about as usual – crucial to our health and well-being, especially in the dark December weeks.  I was encouraged to see chamomile in flower on the cliff:

I’ve had my usual frequent swims off Tinside with my cherished chums:

We have to wrap up well after our winter swims.  The Terrace Cafe have blankets and hot water bottles for us.  We have been a couple of times to Rhodes at the Dome, but we’re not that impressed!

We have also ventured out to Dartmoor for a walk near Cadover.  Lucie and I couldn’t resist dipping in the river.  It’s a bit chilly this time of year!

Paul & I are looking forward to spending Christmas with family. I do hope all who read this post will have a good Christmas – it can be a strange time.  Often there is a mixture of sadness and happiness. Either way, Paul & I would like to wish everyone happiness for the coming year, and hope to see you at the Studio during 2015.