Father’s Day was a busy and enjoyable one. After church my youngest treated me a most enjoyable brunch uptown in the City , as we now can call ourselves. A bus ride and accompanying dozing took me into the other City Edinburgh. This was another open day for the Mansfield Place Church-
A beautiful building, well worth a visit , you will be astounded by the beauty of it. Anyway one aspect of guiding l really enjoy is the conversations you have with the visitors. You have no idea where people are from or what their interests are , how much they know already and how in depth a tour they are looking for. All becomes evident quite quickly . It is a joy to meet them and share the place and artist with them be it for five minutes or half an hour plus. Time flew by and three point five hours had passed leaving me tired but with a sense of another interesting open day successfully accomplished. Open monthly but lots more in the coming Festival / Fringe in August.
Earlier in the day I had been given my presents-
Thoughtful gifts with something on the way too.
Yesterday evening saw me putting my feet up and watching Stranger Things enjoyably with my evening meal . A good day.
A couple of thoughts. I wonder if summer is best hobby wise to not be a time to commence big projects? With the garden calling and al fresco days l feel this is probably a time to potter hobby wise, trying to take a few things forward, finishing off and doing the manageable. What do others think?
Finally one of my favourite films is currently on BBC iPlayer- Let the Right One In. A Swedish movie atmospherically set in winter , it is well worth a watch.
Sounds like a good day - congratulations on having offspring who appreciate their dear old dad!ReplyDelete
It was indeed, thanks.Delete
Think I get more hobbying done in winter - less distractions I think .ReplyDelete
I think that is probably true for me as well.Delete
I agree with rross; seems like your offspring reflect well on you.ReplyDelete
I also tend to do less hobby-wise in the summer - more because I have less energy for things like painting minis when the weather gets too warm.
Thanks and true for me too plus the gardening.Delete
I don't want to sit inside painting on sunny days so that's reserved for the occasional summer's day when we aren't blessed with sunshine...ReplyDelete
I do, however, sit in the garden and clean up figures on a tray on my lap. Somehow makes a job I detest more bearable.
A good plan re cleaning up figures al fresco. I have tried painting in the shadows with some success but definitely if it is not too hot.ReplyDelete