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 Justine's Journal

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

I was obviously a very good girl this year as Santa was very kind to me!

It all started a few weeks ago when Barry and I paddled out to Bardsey island and stayed overnight with the family who lives there year round. We had a great time, bought a few christmas presents ( homemade Bardsey island rugs & hats, and hand woven willow) & caught up with Steve, Jo, Rachel & Ben. Their daughter, Rachel, loves art and showed us her GCSE art projects which were really imaginative and beautiful. I particularly liked a charcoal painting she had drawn of a seal.

We returned home and a week or so later, Barry told me that he would have to lie to me over the next week - but all in my best interests of course! I knew his lies involved making something out of wood, but I could never imagine that when he left home telling me he was going to work, he really drove down the Llyn Peninsula, paddled to Bardsey in a force 5 westerly & lumpy seas to pick up a charcoal painting that he'd commissioned Rachel to paint for me! When he got home that evening, I had no idea where he'd been!! He then disappeared off to make a lovely frame out of a big piece of elm and gave me the end result. The seal charcoal by Rachel is her first commission, but I don't think it will be her last!!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really really LOVE it! :-)

Nice story, nice pictures.
My friend Barry is a very good man and my friend Justine is a lucky woman.

4:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I add: I'd like to come to the famous Shaw's woodwork high school... ;-)

4:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meet mike he swims like a fish ! is it a bird or plane no its barry.....happy new ear cathy paul & clan....

5:50 pm  

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