I've had nearly a week away, staying with Daughter and Family.
Then having a long day heading Northwards for the first time since 1998, reclaiming my routes, renewing old friendships, but also finding I'd missed a friend by four months. At least I could give his son and widow the gift of a small bowl.
I felt at home. This probably explains why I'm drawn to the higher places around where I live, why being with Mountain Man was right. My first memory is of travelling from Capel Curig along the A5 road with Tryfan on the left, towards Idwal Cottage youth hostel where we lived in 1954/5.
I had a wander round Machynlleth as it was market day.
and delivered a box of work to Crochendy Twrog in Maentwrog. Trefor Owen always sold my work well, and had two jars left, a small one and this one.....
I must make some more of these!
It was good to see Trefor looking well at 75 and planning to do some throwing.
Then further North where I left more work...and I'm hoping to hear in a few days whether I'll have work in a gallery shop here.....
I had a day's "officialling" work at Newport Velodrome yesterday, today's work is tidying the allotment a little (weather permitting- we have a snow warning) and preparing the workshop for throwing.