Good morning Ang in Adelaide, thank you for checking in.
Had a day off yesterday for Luke's birthday. He's fifteen, what ever happened to our sweet little baby? He discovered rock and roll that's what! Here he is looking all Hendrix with his new guitar. He's becoming a very good player and has a band with his mates called The Trilbies. They practice once a week in our garage much to the delight of our neighbours I'm sure. I'm so proud of my boys, they're growing up into really sweet natured young men.
Housework, shopping and cooking for Joe and me today, revision for exams for poor Luke. It's Mother's Day here in the UK, Happy Mother's Day Mother, love you!
Joe delivered Hil her breakfast in bed, along with a card that he'd made and some sweets that I intend to steal later, once I've finished off Luke's birthday toffees.
Tomorrow, a busy day. I've got to unbrick the kiln door, get the pots out and glaze them all ready to repack on Tuesday and Wednesday, for a Thursday firing. I'm glad I've left the door up because we had a bit of rain during the last couple of days so the atmosphere is damp. The kiln should still be relatively warm and dry.
I'm going to try and carry on pot making in amongst the chaos. The big jars from last week will be ready to decorate and I made some big bottles on Friday that'll be ready too. I want to try and make some 20lb ones this week.
Recently Ron's started to post video streams on his blog. It's interesting to see how and where he does things over there. My workshop's too much of a mess at the moment for such things and my camera isn't really good enough, but here's a bit of video that Matt took last time he was here. I've had to trim it because the file size was too big(?) but it'll give you an idea of how I do stuff and you'll get to have a laugh at my 'potter's nod' which looks pretty silly.