Monday, 4 September 2017


I see the iPad has been changing my spelling all by itself. The last blog should been et cetera but veteran. In fact it has just done the same again but when I change it again, it  keeps quiet.

Dresden is a very large city and looks prosperous and elegant. Yesterday we were escorted round the palace treasury. Stuffed with gold, silver and diamonds, all way over the top. Not my style at all. However on the top floor, with no viewers, was a lovely exhibition of some of their prints and drawings. Rosie you would have loved it. Then more organs, then a posh dinner because that was our last night. Today we split up. Half the group are going home and the other half are taking the train to Eisenach to start on a week's festival of concerts devoted to Bach, and at least two concerts a day. 

I think it was a mistake on my part. I want to think about organ music and play some of the CDs I have bought but by the time I have sat through16 concerts of orchestral music, I will have forgotten about Bach and organ music.

The cathedral roof in Dresden

The main square in Altenburg

And below more Altenburg. You know how in any group of tourists, there is always one who holds the group up by lagging behind to take another interesting photograph. Well in this group, that is me. Someone said to me that I was a keen photographer. And I replied, No, obsessive. Oh well


  1. The only guided tour I have ever been on put me off them for ever. My husband, daughter and self went on one to Toledo, whilst we were staying in Madrid. It's a marvellous place that I found irresistibly photogenic. The rest of my family had to spend most of the visit coming back to find me because I was in danger of becoming cut off from the group. I vowed I would never go on an escorted tour again.....

  2. You may be right and I am not overly keen on them myself. But if you ave to on your own, it is the only way.



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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.