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.