We had our fizzy wine and strawberries with the best view in the world.

Quite a bit has happened recently.  We held our first Painting evening at the Studio which went very well.  All feedback was positive so we have planned another one on Wednesday June 10th, 7 – 9.30 at Studio 99.  Tickets are limited and cost £15 each – this includes wine and delicious canapés.  Paul painted the image below during the evening:

On June 10th he will be painting pounding waves with a palette knife. Contact Paul HERE to book tickets.

Just after this evening took place, Paul went into the Studio on a Monday morning to prepare for the coming week only to find that the roof had leaked into the kitchen and corridor areas quite substantially.  Happily there were no paintings damaged and the teaching area was untouched.  However, we reluctantly had to cancel one day’s classes at very short notice due to safety issues – we discovered that the floor in the rest room was very slippery. Paul has had to cancel a day’s teaching only twice before since he began teaching way back in 1984:  once in 1994 when he had pneumonia and again in 2004 when my mum died. So that’s once every ten years – not bad going!

More happily, we are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on June 1st (we were obviously married as children).  We treated ourselves to a surfing holiday earlier this year (see previous post) and we invited some friends and family to a picnic on the Hoe on Saturday. The forecast for the day was horrendous but luckily the sun shone – and the wind blew – and we had our fizzy wine and strawberries with the best view in the world.