Saturday 24th May
One wonders whether the kitchen will ever recover. Every available surface is covered with pots, pans, trays, bowls and assorted cutting, mixing and spreading devices. A thin layer of cocoa powder and icing sugar coats all. The kitchen sink is but a distant memory. One can only hope at some distant point in the future we will look back on this time and laugh with gaiety.
On a more positive note, the fruit of my loins and bearer of the family name was successful in his endeavour to raise financial contributions to his travel fund by selling everything on his stall within a couple of hours. However, if he pays as little attention to his accounting system as he does to his domestic chores, there is no hope for any of us.
Meanwhile the love of my life has been taking ladies and gentlemen aplenty into her studio, sometimes singly, often in pairs or small groups and exposing her wares to them. Much laughter and noises of appreciation have echoed down the hall. On occasion I have been called to supply her with refreshments to help keep her strength up.
I am just going outside and may be some time…
Extract from: Aristotle and the Hare: A Gentleman’s Journey
So, yes, an intense and busy weekend as my son created and sold out of scones, cookies and slices of cake by 1.30pm at the Castle Douglas Food Town Day. I was able to sample one of his cookies, although I had to pay 25p for it and wasn’t given any kind of family discount, despite doing the big, sad, pleading eyes.
And Spring Fling was a great success for Maggie. Over the three days we had in excess of 320 people though the door, made several sales and had quite a few sign-ups to her online newsletter.
Her studio looked great, but the price paid in order to create the illusion of serene tranquillity and space has been the rest of the house is now full to the brim with boxes, shelving units and large quantities of materials, threads and art-making equipment.
I took a dozen photos in a circle around Maggie’s studio and sort of joined them together into one large picture. Do click on the image below to see in more detail how her room looked.
Special thanks go out to Eryl and Mary who both came along to show support, and also bought various baked items from Rogan.