Some would say it is the middle of nowhere, but for us, at the moment, it is our secure place. We hope you are all in your own secure place and remain so for the duration of this crisis. Our thoughts are with everybody we know, and those we don't know!
And this morning - Easter Sunday - there was a bunny rabbit in the garden watching the pheaseants ( sorry, no pic) - it did run away when we went to the window but look what it left behind!
OK the bit about the rabbit was true but not the eggs - they are porcelaine and have been decorated with special paint.
Over the past few weeks we have had to fix a couple things - first it was the strimmer that wouldn't start, then my sewing machine motor that froze and a minor issue with a door handle breaking so we just moved one from another door. Mostly sorted thanks to the internet.
Then I wanted a portable BBQ!
So these are parts from an old tractor mower that Mark has gradually been taking apart, and an old tin container from some sort of wood preservative that we bought when we moved here 15 years ago!
And an old roasting tin that was in the potting shed - when fired up it worked perfectly and as the weather has been so warm we have already had use of it, yum.
Firings have gone well in the studio too - these pieces, amongst others, will shortly be on the new Anglian Potters sales site.
Yesterday it was my birthday - Mark had a lesson in cake making ( he still needs to master the beating action ) but as you will see the result was pretty good especially with my cranky oven.
I was a happy birthday girl! ( Well I still feel like one ). Especially as the internet and phone apps allow us to keep in touch with people, even though we only have basic tech stuff how wonderful.
And after a few puffs I even managed to blow all of the candles out.
We were supposed to have had open studios here this and last week-end but these birdies will be happy to wait ...
We send lots of love to everybody who reads this ..... do whatever you need to do to stay safe and to keep everybody else safe.