Posted on 19 June 2014
I’m in the middle of my one and only week at home in June this year.
Last week I was back down in Bradford for the preview night of the degree show. It was lovely to go to as my mum, husband, and son came with me and they really enjoyed seeing everything finished. They, and the rest of my family and friends, have been a huge support over the past two years and I couldn’t have done it without them.
On Friday I did get the chance to take the boys to Salts Mill where we had a good mooch around the book shops and the interiors shop. I hadn’t noticed this before but I do love it.
I didn’t note who did it, but I’m a sucker for waves so had to take a photo.
I also love this thrum bucket in a wee window on the first floor.
For the non-weavers, thrums are the bits of yarn that are cut off the loom. I could do with one of these pots at some point, but the thrifty Scot in me always wants to try and re-use the thrums as much as possible.
We also went to the Media museum in Bradford. My first time properly in there after 2 years of walking by. It was good fun and we did the worst news broadcast ever, got exterminated by a Dalek, and played old computer games (Manic Miner is far harder than I remember).
The weather this week has been fantastic. Big blue skies and really warm. I’m sporting a nice range of stripy sunburn and dug out my denim cowboy hat to stop me from getting really grumpy with the sun.
Gonzo and I have been enjoying the sunny morning walks, especially down the beach on Tuesday.
The last photo has got the little design juices slowly boiling as they were a lot more hillocky than normal and I’m sure they could work their way into something somehow.
I’ve been mainly catching up with a lot of bitty admin stuff the past couple of days, in preparation for New Designers in London next week. It should be fun and I’m looking forward to it as another friend from my course, Carole, is joining Anne and I, and it’ll be great to see what everyone else from the other courses in the UK have done.