It’s been great to work with the very talented author and all-round super fun client Tash Bell on a site for her Tess Darling Mysteries! It’s Always a good feeling to let a new a site out into the wilds of the internet and this was no exception. Tony Parsons says it’s: ‘Sex in the City for Grazia readers’ and I’d say he’s spot on.
Here is a link to my online marketing page if you know anyone who would like a website, a refresh or a bit of training on social media.
A few weeks ago I arrived back from the rolling fields of Os Figueiros. It’s a very special place and was for a second time filled with special people who had all undertaken a ‘Living and working adventure’ : brainchild of Dave, our wonderful friend and host. Go and have a look at the website – there are various courses and retreats going on. Guaranteed you won’t come back the same….. Some photos below.
Tony and the Newt
Dave and his tomatoes
The rose pink toilet
The Os Fig larder
A rather musical evening
Whistle while you work
Sara crochets socks for the newcomer
Tony’s hair was always catching the light
Joany fits perfectly into this scene
Very pretty Joan
Gracey in the field a la impressionism in Provence
It’s been a little while since I sewed my boleros into the night, but recently I dusted off the old Brother and did just that. I’d been offered a slot in the Little Shop, a gorgeous trove of colourful crafts, prints and fashion here on Stokes Croft in Bristol. They work with local artists stocking and generously promoting their work on a 3 month rota. It’s the brainchild of Amber and Alex, two enterprising ladies who make their own fabulous work. Well worth a visit.
Walking along Stokes Croft this evening I came across this happy scene: the Bristol Capoeira Angola group who had decamped from upstairs in the Studios at Hamilton House to their natural habitat – out in the sunshine… bringing the sights and sounds of Brasil with them. For a moment I could almost imagine I was back watching locals ‘play’ in the dusty streets of Manuas.
Let’s hope they make many more appearances here over the summertime.
I took a little walk this afternoon in my new (ish) city, Bristol. St Werberghs is very peaceful and has a village quality which belies its closeness to ‘centre’ (that’s how we call the ‘centre of town’ here). Along through the allotments and up up up and over into St Andrews’ Park, where I came across these gorgeous trees. I’m partial to a bit of tree snapping. And this was a beauty….
I’m having such a good time teaching class at Hamilton House in Bristol – the folks who come are full of enthusiasm, the space is beautiful and we get to play very very loud music! All the ingredients of a perfect class.
One of the dancers I have met there Melinda Dela Costa turns out to be a photographer too and I asked her to take some images of class last week and here are the fruits of her labours.