Back in Bridport and Symondsbury
Yesterday, we were back in West Dorset, first in Bridport.
It was wonderful to be able to be at the Bridport Saturday market once again (as visitors - we will not be selling at markets and fairs until we feel comfortable to do so)...
This is the first time we were at a market since 20th March and I have to admit to being quite nervous...
But we found some lovely bits and it really made us feel that we were somehow back in business!
We then bumped into the artist Kit Glaisyer, whom we met back in 2011 when we were mere visitors to Dorset!
After the terrible fire which gutted his studio at the St Michael's Trading Estate a few years ago, Kit has purchased a gorgeous house in the town centre and has turned it into the ideal artist studio and gallery space...
He very kindly invited us to visit his new abode and work space and needless to say, we felt really privileged!
His new space is the Bridport Contemporary, an intimate yet light exhibition space in the heart of Bridport...
We then headed to one of our (numerous) favourite places in the area, Symondsbury. I have written about it before on this blog (more recently HERE), as it is the start of a walk which leads to Hell Lane, the intriguing holloway which I will use as a setting in my fourth novel, Hell Lane: a Barton Stacey mystery.
This time, we did not follow Hell Lane but headed north towards Venn farm and North End Farm.
You really get a wonderful view of Langdon Hill (known for its witches' coven and strange goings-on) and the sea!
We also came across the happiest free-range pigs in the whole world basking in the sunshine in the most gorgeous environment...
We've got this thing in our house that if you've had a particularly good day, then you pay later...
So the car swiftly broke down outside the house on our return! A bit of luck would be nice...
Thankfully, we had episode 1 of the fantastic A Wild Year (BBC2) to watch and it did help us feel better.
I highly recommend it! They really should do one in Dorset...
We are really busy here at Arcane/ArtPix towers and are bursting with ideas... The lockdown brainfog seems to have finally lifted and we are planning the next few months...
Watch this space!
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