« Sherillanne | Main | The Magic Harvest »

A Potter's Moll: Cava And Cream Scones

...We have a featured potter called Nigel Edmondson who makes garden or patio pots, some with crevices in then which he plants with house leeks which look very attractive and are easy to look after, just needing misting once a week. Jim’s underpowered moment came when he told me the pots were planted with roof leaks!...

Potter's Moll Liz Robison has yet to learn how not be funny,

For more of Liz's ebullient columns please click on A Potter's Moll in the menu on this page. And do visit the Web site of her husband, internationally-famed potter Jim Robison http://www.jimrobison.co.uk/

A lunch guest asked me today what I do now that I have retired from teaching.

‘Well, have you heard of U3A?’ (University of the Third Age)

‘Yes’

‘Well I attend a class there called……’

My mind had gone completely blank and it was left to my husband Jim to come up with ‘Remember When’. Grey Power can be a bit underpowered at times.

We are busy this week with ArtWeek here at Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. Our Pottery gallery and many other venues have fringe exhibitions as well as the main one in the Civic Hall. On the opening day, Sunday, we had a really good crowd and people enjoyed Cava and cream scones with strawberries. It’s not just at Wimbledon, I tell people.

We have a featured potter called Nigel Edmondson who makes garden or patio pots, some with crevices in then which he plants with house leeks which look very attractive and are easy to look after, just needing misting once a week. Jim’s underpowered moment came when he told me the pots were planted with roof leaks!

My car repair saga continues. I still have not got it back five weeks after someone ran into the back of me. A week ago they sent it back with only half the damage repaired. The driver who delivered it demolished a neighbour’s garden wall in the process of trying to do a three-point turn.

I now have a courtesy car which has stickers on both doors saying ‘I would not trust my car to anyone else’. Highly ironic as I’ve never had such bad service and lack of communication from any repair company. And having to drive around advertising them just adds insult to injury.

It gets worse. On Monday I was asked to do a telephone questionnaire about the level of service I had received from the company and could truthfully answer ‘very poor’ to every question.

On Friday I am going to a farewell lunch at the college where I used to work, as three of my ex-colleagues are retiring. As I can honestly say that I have never in the last four years sat and thought ‘I wish I had some essays to mark’, I am sure they will all find their lives freer and less stressful.

As a friend of mine who retired after fifty years in the printing industry said, ‘It’s the best thing I’ve done since I left school.’

More from me in a fortnight.

Categories

Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under a Creative Commons License.