Last week Mark and I went on a walking holiday to Ofer's Dyke. It was quite a challenging walk and on the Sunday the weather was very wet and up on the hills at the Stipper Stones the weather closed in and the mists came down. For me the highlight of the four days was not the walking but our visit to Whichford pottery. They had opened the Octagon Gallery since we visited a year ago. There were plenty of beautiful pots to admire and I bought a large bowl by the Keelings. The gallery assistant made us a cup of coffee and we were able to have our picnic in their garden amidst all the flower pots. You cann't ask for better service than that! The picture shows their dog with Mark he kept us company through the picnic. This Saturday I went to the National Gallery to see the Alison Watt exhibition. She had selected a series of films to link into her exhibition. I saw 'Untold Scandal'. Visually it was the most beautiful film I have ever seen. The costumes were magnificent and the attention to detail breathtaking. (Just would not want to take teenage sons to see it). Yesterday did more glazing so should have most of the jugs out of the firing tomorrow. Even though the results in the electric kiln are very much the same each time (apart from glaze errors) I still always look forward to opening the kiln.