Saturday, 18 July 2015

Madiera Day 1


After a traumatic week in which all my worldly goods went into storage, three of us are in Madiera for a few days. I have always wanted to visit Reid's Palace Hotel and it is exceeding expectations. The three of us are my daughter, Ruth, my grand-daughters, Charlotte and myself. 

This is us having scrambled eggs and smoked salmon plus Buck's Fizz for breakfast at Gatwick. Charlotte starting as she means to go on. I had tea!

The hotel is at the upper left and the hotel pool is at the lower right. Everywhere means stairs.

A tiled picture in the hotel. There are tiles everywhere and flowers.

The hotel restaurant has  a terrace and we had dinner up above the sea cliffs looking out to sea. I am feeling more cheerful already.

Last Thursday Dorothy and Robin and myself went and inspected the  new house and made a list of things to be done. All looks good to me. Now off for breakfast down by the pool.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy Madeira. We have been a few times although not to Reid's. Sympathise with the move as have just four weeks ago moved from Manchester to north Lancashire by the coast with the Lakes and north Yorkshire on our doorstep. Stressful but worth it. Lots of textile arts here, including weaving opportunities.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.