...Is no way to run a life. We all know it, but it's hard to remember sometimes. I think it's true that just now life feels busier than it has in a very long time. Sometimes - this is just a coalition of diary horrors... next week, I'm out of London for the whole week on this job or that one. Sometimes, it's a perfect storm of jobs starting up at the same time. You can sort of plan for it, but never entirely. Do you know the feeling? Well, that's where we are now. And then combined with the fact that we've run out of room in the office, but are not quite moving to Lamp Office Court for another eight or nine weeks... and you can see I'm rather looking forward to Autumn '14. The office will be ten years old. We'll have just moved to the new studio. And I'll have just come home from what I'm hoping will be two blissful weeks in Greece.
For now - that's all to come. All the more important therefore to switch off when you can. Well, we did this weekend. Best you don't call Ben Pentreath Decoration at 9am tomorrow morning expecting us to be entirely on the ball. We might be a bit sleepy. The Decorators have had a weekend in Dorset.
We all made our way via various activities on Friday evening - Luke & Lucy from the Decoration office, Duncan, Luke's other half, and of course Bridie, without whom nothing would be right. It had been quite a week for all of us. The solution was gin.
It was a beautiful soft misty evening. The valley looked like a Chinese watercolour.