Friday, 4 October 2013

From Hastings to Glasgow

Well, I made it to Glasgow in one piece. We've sold our house in Hastings and bought a flat which we will hopefully be in by the end of October. I'm feeling very excited about being back in Scotland and am already very inspired by the landscape and creativity here. I have my first craft fair on Sunday at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel off Byres Road. One of the women who runs it is an old friend from art school. We met up for lunch for the first time in nineteen years and rabbited on as if we'd only been apart a couple of weeks. I've visited some amazing places already which I will be sharing with you on this blog. The photo above is from the Benmore Botanic Gardens within the Argyll Forest Park. I am standing in the avenue of giant redwood trees which are celebrating their 150th birthday this year. Sierra redwoods or wellingtonias are the largest trees in the world. The trees that line this stunning entrance to the gardens can reach twice this height; up to 300ft tall! Imagine being a plant hunter and discovering those humongous trees for the first time. Ok, I admit it, I gave one of them a hug.


  1. Glad you've found somewhere and good luck with the move. Hope the craft fair went ok! xx

  2. Thanks, lovely to hear from you. It's been so disruptive but well worth it. The craft fair went well thanks and I'm looking forward to doing another in December. X

  3. You sound like you are off to a flying start bumping into old friends and with all the new projects you've found. I think you are about to embark on a brilliant adventure. Have fun!