Burns Day

I forgot to mention that Yannick started a Pop up Bakery at Locavore on Saturday’s. He usually sells out in a matter of hours. He’s making sourdough breads as well as cinnamon buns (they must be the only ones in Glasgow) leek tarts, onion focaccia…. Our kitchen is maxed out on Friday evenings and Saturday’s but I can’t complain, as I plan to take over with my dye pots soon. Iron baker meets dye witchcrafter or purple brioche!

Snow’s been falling but not staying. It’s just a damp cold that chills the bones. One of my greatest pleasures is slipping into bed with a hot water bottle. We’re still cycling to work & school.

I’ve had my brain squashed with Photoshop – just after learning InDesign. I’m learning lots but I’d rather be using my hands in a tactile way. I get to play with silk screens and dye next week. Super exciting.

Clement sat and listened to some Robbie Burns poems and danced a jig last Wednesday with his new thing called Woodcraft Folk. It’s a kind of social thinking awarness playgroup. Very Cortes Island. I took a  veggie haggis workshop and hope to cook one up for Alex and Clare soon.

Over and out,
heather

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2013

Me and mum in a pub on my b-day

Me and mum in a pub on my b-day

Granny and Clement share an embrace

Granny and Clement share an embrace

Aberfeldy cabin

Aberfeldy cabin

My friend Krista said, “Heather you should do a post”. But you see I do posts all the time in my head, and then the thought flees…Happy New 2013. It’s January 2nd and I’ve been doing home work all morning. Mum has been cooking and cleaning and we’ve all been enjoying her time here. We visited Alan’s son Andrew and the lovely Caroline in the beautiful town of Aberfeldy. What a treat. Thanks guys!

Clement and I sled down the Windmill slide in town the other day at George’s square. It’s all decorated with lights and rides and ice skating.

The Baker does his deliveries

The Baker does his deliveries

I listened to a Shawlands bagpiper blow in the new year at midnight. Had a long walk through Pollok park and sat down for some tea and biscuits on a bench. Weather is not cold, but the special Scottish dampness seeps into the bones at times. Yannick has some time off over the holidays which is a first in years. I’m enjoying this break and would like to organize myself for the next term. My papers and things are all over the house and they have legs of their own. Discovered the film, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.Magic!

Have a great year ahead y’all xoh