Monday, 11 May 2009

03 May 2009 - Open Studios North Fife

Today we headed off around Fife to have a look round some of the studios that were participating in the Open Studios North Fife event where you could see artists working and their art. First stop was Auchtermuchty where we had a look round the Lucy Moose studio, the blacksmiths, Marie Louise Wrightson and a random gallery we found.

Next stop was Giffordtown where we had a look round the studios of Ian Ledward and Pat Holland. Amber liked the free jelly beans more than the art.

After that we went to Gauldry to see Liz Rowleys stained glass studio, it was very good but due to it being so busy we didn't get the chance to make our own panel.

Final stop before a quick snack break was Newport-on-Tay where we had a look at Susan Bashams work. Her gallery was on the banks of the river.

Final stop of the studio tour was Adrienne McStays studio which had some amazing wooden sculptures.

To round off the day and to keep Amber quiet we finished the day off by going to Kingsbarns to relax on the beach.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

25 April 2009 - Loch Lubnaig

This evening we headed over to Loch Lubnaig.

25 April 2009 - Sheep part 2

Once again, Amber tries to make friends with sheep, though this time they were on their side of the fence.

20 April 2009 - How to know your laptop is broken.

19 April 2009 - Culross / Alloa Tower

Today we headed out to see a couple of National Trust properties, first stop was Culross Palace. We'd seen the gardens already last month but now it was open we were able to look round inside it too.

The gardens again.

Culross Palace.

Another view.

After that, we headed over to Alloa to see the Alloa Tower.

When we got home we found we had visitors at the cottage.

And here you can just make out on the left hand side of the picture Amber on all fours wearing her cycling helmet trying to make friends with the sheep while they edge away further and further to the right.