Saturday, 13 March 2010

I'm home...

and I'm shattered! It's been a wonderful week at the Textile Showcase in St Aubin, Jersey. A week of glorious sunshine but bitterly cold wind. It's been great to meet up with so many of the people that I met there last year - it felt just like like meeting old friends. The work schedule has been full on - teaching workshops every day, meals out every evening - all great fun but completely exhausting.

I managed one afternoon off when I walked about two miles around this bay (in a howling gale)

... just to see the beautiful Lalique glass in St Matthew's church.

I'd like to say I've come home for a rest but I'm giving a talk in Farnborough on Monday and teaching again on Tuesday... not to mention all the degree work I need to catch up with. However before that there are a few domestic issues to sort out...

How many days do you think I need to be away before someone else in my household would think about loading the washing machine???

They think my forgiveness can be bought with tulips....

... they're right! I'm easily bought!

19 comments:

  1. Glad your week in Jersey went so well - I love the Channel Islands. The Lalique glass is beautiful. Hope you are in for a lot of pampering tomorrow to set you up for the week ahead.

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  2. Did they buy the tulips before or after you saw the washing pile????

    Lucy x

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  3. That window was beauitiful ,so pleased you enjoyed yourself ,back to reality by the looks of your linen basket hee hee ,The tulips are lovely ..love Jan xx

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  4. I would be easily bought with those...my favourite flowers, glad you had a nice time..

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  5. Welcome back! I know precisely how it feels to find a washing basket like that (has the other grown up in my house lost use of his hands?!) but the tulips are rather wonderful. I shall buy some myself next week I think.

    Jersey looks gorgeous, as we thought it would. Glad all went well!

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  6. As I recall you had shirts on the line before your left. I hope you didn't have to iron those as well!
    Glad you had a good , if chilly, trip. Thanks for the comment.

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  7. Youv'e got to admit those tulips are beautiful.
    It was good to see you in Jersey.

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  8. Glad you had a great week in Jersey, the Lalique glass is stunning. I think you definitely deserve pampering tomorrow and some lessons in which button does what on the washer seems to be called for (with a box of colour catchers thrown in maybe).

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  9. Oooh, we're off to Jersey in the summer - I can't wait! It's Mother's Day tomorrow - surely they'll let you put your feet up and run round after you then?! x

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  10. Good to know you are back, Gina, and had a good time. Those lovely Jersey seascapes - what a delight and the Lalique as well, although the outside of the church is very low key isn't it? Did you get to see the grave of the Jersey Lily (Langtry)? Back to earth now with a bang....

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  11. After three weeks of rain I have just finished that much washing with nary a tulip in sight! I think you are much loved.

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  12. Pretty tulips! Sounds like you had a great week -- and now you need a vacation -- whew!!!

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  13. I bet they'd rather have bought more clothes than switch on the machine.ha! ha!.... loved the glass and am glad you had a great week. :O)

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  14. Good to now that you are back, even if it is to an overflowing laundry basket.
    Love the tulips and the other pictures you posted. I hope you are having a restful Mother's Day.

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  15. Beautiful tulips and the Lalique glass is wonderful - well worth the trek!

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  16. Glad you had a good week in Jersey. Those beautiful blues belie how chilly it must have been. I would love to get to one of your workshops one day Gina xoxo

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  17. Hope you manage to get a rest later in the week! Maybe someone will load the washing machine while you're away ....

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  18. Jersey looks wonderful, hope the talk went well, you must have been just up the road from me. Was it a public one?

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