Later this year, September I believe, I’ll be throwing open my side passage so that peeps can gawp at my doings and wonder.


A typical conversation from the last time I participated in this annual vibrant Coastal Currents cultural event ran along these lines.

“Why do you bother?”


“The double glazing company?”

“No, the mountain.”

“Oh, of course. ‘Because it’s there’.”

“No, not at all. I was invited to climb it, I panicked and the only excuse I could think of on the spur of the moment was to say I was doing the Open Studio thingy. Anyhoo Everest will be there whether I climb it or not, these objects won’t be unless I make them.”


“Which brings me back to my original question.”

“Oh, is that the time? I’m late. Bye!”

The last thing I heard was “But don’t you live here……”

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