I need work like I need a hole in the head!


I’m still on holiday this week. We had a great week in northern Spain last week. The Asturia region is wonderful. It’s like the alps, but just a short drive from the beach too…result! πŸ™‚ The icing on the cake for last week was a visit to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. Bilbao itself is a strange place. Probably great for young people and couples but we utterly failed to find any decent restaurants to feed the family in. Everywhere you go, even in the ‘old quarter’ which is supposed to be good for food, all you get are bars that serve snacks. Never mind…the museum was great. Much of the art is so-so, but there are a few genuinely wonderful pieces and installations. Pretty much everything else pales into insignificance beside the building.

Two notable, good works?

# 1 – John Bock, Palms…

Car with tentacles coming out of the bonnet.

Palms by John Bock

# 2 – Luis Feito, oil and sand
…I don’t recall if this piece had a name but it was an inspiration. Mostly cream and white with an island of dark, textured swirl in the lower left-hand part.

Anyway, today was a great day too. A cycle ride with my three children. Only 13km but in nice weather and mostly through leafy lanes in Sussex. Then I moved the logpile in anticipation of the start of building work next month, and then, I made about 7 portions of Borscht soup! Yum! First time I’ve ever made it and had to improvise as I didn’t have a 100% ingredient match for any of the online recipes. Still, it came out such a lovely colour and texture and really tasty too!

Missing work? Not a bit of it. πŸ™‚

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