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Our Lovely Summer

I should have brought a jumper. Some woolly socks and an anorak would have been a good idea instead of those summer dresses. We’ve been stuck in this apartment all afternoon watching Dr Zhivago on TV. It’s been raining stair rods all day. The skylight in the kitchen is leaking and the whole place smells damp. And it’s cold. It was sweltering in here last Saturday when we arrived. It was the last of a run of hot days and I wondered why they had the heating on, but it’s on a timer which seems to come on only once a week. To dry the place out and warm it up for the next occupants I expect.

I can see the beach from the bedroom. The sand looks empty and forlorn, a dull yellow. The sea beyond it, grey and dismal, blends seamlessly with the heavy sky. I can’t even see Caldey Island. We would have liked to take a boat ride over there but they don’t sail in bad weather.

This morning we went for a walk around Tenby. Just a quick circuit of the town. Nobody much about, just a few other sodden holidaymakers. Don’t you just love the summertime!

by Karenne Griffin


Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

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Amanda Denison Jewellery Showcase

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04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
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Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment. She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery.

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Craft showcaseLeto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Portal and One Year On Art Exhibition

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