We stopped off in Whitstable after our Margate adventures (this all back in May). it was a lovely evening so we just walked around admiring it and thinking about returning and staying in a fisherman’s hut.
Last trip to London spent an hour or so at Borough Market. I had lunch from an Ethopian Street food stall – and ate it in the grounds of Southwark Cathedral – it was delicious!
On Friday last I went to Glasgow to stay over night before the yarn dyeing adventures. I waited outside this cafe for a friend coming from work. Luckily I didn’t overload myself with a long list of things to do and see beforehand so I sat for an hour with my crochet just enjoying the passing bussle. Loads of hipsters, dogs, teenagers coming from school, students, babies in push chairs. It was just lovely to enjoy the passing theatre.
Even if I hadn’t seen the Welsh language crossing I would know I was in Wales. I wish instead of talking about big Nationalism – we’d have more discussion of small nationalism. Those Dutch gables in that particular configuration ever seen elsewhere by me. Where as in Scotland I swear I could tell apart and Edinburgh tenement block from a Glasweigian one. They aren’t better but just ‘particular’ to geography, economy and culture.
Milo MacLaughlin of Clearminded Creative has made a fabulous wee video giving you flavour of the event at Gladstones Library in May. More to come over on our mini site including the recordings of presentations. Sign up to the newsletter there to get advance notice of other summits. And DO try the Chi Kung introductory session which we did with Lourenço de Azevedo. Even without the magical backdrop of Gladstones Library its a wonderful grounding set of exercises (even for those ‘allergic’ to exercise!)
One of the delights of staying at Gladstone Library was that my lovely room was up in the attic and looked over St Deniol’s Church which has a bell peel. Lovely sound to hear amongst the birds and wind. I popped in on our free afternoon and enjoyed the magnificent windows. The stunning stained glass is Burne-Jones and Morris and Co had a hand in designing the angel standing over Mr & Mrs Gladstone asleep.
On the Monday four of us (un)productivity summiters summoned the energy and a special permit to walk though Hawarden Woods.What a lovely afternoon. Few photos due to actually having proper conversations. Trying to enact a resolution now I’m home to spend more time outdoors. I did manage a quick visit to the beach on Thursday.