Saturday, 27 December 2008

It's a new day, it's a new dawn, it's a ....

 Oooh it's nice to be back. We had a great Christmas which went without a hitch... almost. Last year I personally saw the tree and all the trimmings and crimble wotnots go up in the loft as they always do. Could we find them this year? Save for two glass stars and a length of fairy lights the whole lot had mysteriously disappeared. I blame the Hedron Collider of course. Now it's been switched on a wormhole has opened up between it's core and our roof space and all our Christmasses past are now deepest, darkest anti-matter. Strange but true.  I was fortunate enough to have a brain hiccough one day in Ikea though and bought a massive bunch of brown twigs, and now I know why. A standby for lost trees. It kind of works too in a minimalistic fashion! The only slight twinge of regret that we have over the missing tree is we had got to that stage where there was no psychotic cat to pull it over, no dog to eat everything on or under it, and the childrens' hand to eye coordination for decorations supremely past that 'sneezed on' look that we all know and love. Oh well!

We have also had the most incredible week workwise. We have a workshop/gallery! We get the keys on the 1st Jan and we cannot stop grinning! In fact have another exclamation mark in celebration with us!  The unit is one of a well-established group in the Tithe Barn area of Bradford on Avon, and a good footfall spot too, so things are looking decidedly exciting for us. As you can imagine there is a lot of sorting to do from painting floors and walls, building workstations and counters, getting 'stock' organised and displayed etc, so posting will be a little sporadic. Photos will follow naturellement- any excuse to point the Panasonic, heh?! In the meantime Happy New Year Everyone, have a corker! 


~Babs said...

OH, I think that would make a super tree,,,as I so love a rustic,natural look! I have been known to drag in a semi large, completely dead tree with wonderful bramble branches and decorate it to the nines,,,love it!

Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the new space,,,am I understanding that you will conduct workshops there?
How fun!!

~Babs said...

And a Happy Safe Corker to you too!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you too Babs! I love the 'found' tree idea!
We shall of course be posting some pics soon of the gallery/workshop- lots probably knowing me! As for running workshops and courses- who knows! The world is our oyster!! This is indeed such fun!
Have a fantastic New Year and hope the bronchitus is clearing quickly- see you in 2009! XXX