We’re having and arctic vortex the next few days. It’s going down to -17 degrees tomorrow during the day and -29 overnight. which may be our coldest day in our lifetime. The next three days we will be staying inside.
Ha, ha, it almost snowed where I live! We’re not very good at dealing with snow in the south of England. Things tend to grind to a halt if there’s more than a few millimetres. Certainly anything below zero centigrade (32F) is considered very cold!
My daily dose: I have an exhibition next week at a local gallery (www.fishslabgallery.co.uk if you’re interested to see more) - a couple of friends are going to add some pieces of ceramics and fused glass so we’re planning how to organise things between us. As usual I’m trying to cram in making some more pieces for it around other responsibilities and am torn between one big-ish thing, a couple of medium-sized things or lots of small things. Given how much I’ve enjoyed trying to develop the oyster shells, and the fact that Whitstable (where I live and where the gallery is) is famous for its oysters, I will probably go for a few more of those.
Lindsay - good luck for tomorrow. I'm glad you understand how Britain grinds to a halt with the appearance of one snow flake! I'm much happier experiencing winter abroad (even at -8C) it is just so much better. That said at 7am this morning it was a very icy -4C with beautiful ice crystals everywhere.
To our US/Canadian fibre enthusiasts - I've seen your weather status here in the UK on our national news....good luck, stay safe and keep warm!
The Forum members are experiencing temperatures anywhere between freezing and boiling! Chins up everyone - spring will be here soon in the northern hemisphere and autumn/fall will soon come to the southern hemisphere.
Lindsay, I'm sure you will do well at your exhibition and like the combination of arts/crafts that you and your colleagues will have on display; it should appeal to a wide audience.
Thank you, Pamster, February is probably not the best month for visitors and sales but fingers crossed. Both of my friends’ work is lovely so we stand a reasonable chance and either way I’m sure we will enjoy spending some time chatting together. I will post some photos when the exhibition is up.
And as for the weather - given the options of frying and freezing, it makes ‘a bit chilly’ feel quite appealing!