Squirrels !!

Hello and a much cooler welcome to Novembers blog,

It has been another interesting past month here at Fisher HQ, the Master has been busy with demonstrations and workshops, as well as fetching the winter firewood home. Regular readers will know that I LOVE the log burner and like nothing better than snuggling up next to the heat.
The humans always comment that with firewood you get warm 3 times, Chopping, Stacking and Burning, I will settle just for the last option.

There was a birthday last month and it was combined with a demo in Chipping Campden, followed by a stay in a cottage in the Forest Of Dean.
This was a lovely treat, as I have never explored this area and peeping at the cottage information it has a LOGBURNER, fantastic news.
We arrived at the cottage, unpacked and went for a walk around the village of Staunton, the weather was glorious for the end of October and I did not need my coat all holiday.

The next day was my Mistresses birthday and after cards and presents in the sunny conservatory, we set off for a days walking through the forest to Symonds Yat. It was beautiful and tranquil walking through the forest, unfortunately I was on my lead the whole time and missed the fun of chasing all the squirrels.
We also heard the wild boar during the day, but did not get the chance to spot any, the closest we got was wild boar sausages on the menu of the local pub.

On arrival at Symonds Yat after a coffee and cake, we decided to walk up to Symonds Yat Rock, its a glorious view down to the valley and the River Wye.
Later on a lovely birthday dinner at the pub in Staunton (only two doors from the cottage) was called for, it was doggie friendly and also had a log burner so full marks all round.

Day 2 saw another walk, this time to Kymin Hill where there is a naval temple dedicated to the Admirals of the Fleet and wonderful views down to Monmouth.
The last day we kept the nautical theme going and visited Lydney Harbour, the Master loves old abandoned boats and spent time photographing and sketching.

All too soon it was time to come home and as we headed back to the Midlands, the weather decided to get wet and miserable.

The other piece of exciting news is that the Oil Pastel books have arrived and don`t forget, if you would like one of the first 50 personally signed and numbered books, with FREE Oil Pastel DVD just email and we can post your copy.
The embarrassing photo this month shows how exciting it was to receive the books….. begging for sales?

See you next month,
Freyja x