Wednesday 21. 07. 10 We went to the Gauguin show at the Musée Fleury in Lodève yesterday. A show more about the Nabis than Gauguin but an interesting show none the less and well worth a visit. The video though is terrible which is unusual as normally the videos that go with the shows there are very good.
Archive for July, 2010
Sunday 18. 07. 10 This morning we went to church in Conas as Daisy had been invited to sing there. It is a beautiful 13th century church attached to the chateau in Conas near Pezenas. We arrived early and introduced ourselves to Val and Linda – the vicar and his wife and wandered around the church yard before the service. The church is quite small and the service was simple and elegant and was enhanced by all the hymns being sung accappela. Daisy sang Oh Dear Lord please hear my prayer before communion. Afterwards we had coffee and chatted with other members of the congregation before coming home for lunch. The afternoon was spent on the beach and swimming in the sea. Daisy will be singing again in St Pargoire on the 1 August.
Saturday 17. 07. 10 Spent the morning in the studio whilst Carole and Daisy were at Pezenas market. Finished a couple of small paintings for the London show in November. Tonight up to George and Laurene”s for a swim and dinner.
Thursday 15. 07. 10 Yesterday was another hot one. Did the market and Les Negociants in the morning. Drew in a couple of small paintings for the London show. In the evening went down to la Gare and listened to the band and watched the fireworks. This morning took the tent out of the car and Carole folded it easily after watching the video. Like everything else you need to know that one little secret!!
Tuesday 13. 07. 10 It has been a busy week so far. Sunday morning I printed out a new monoprint of King’s Cross Station and sorted out some subjects for my show in London in November. In the evening we had dinner with Daisy’s penfriend’s family and Claire at La Bodega in Clermont. A lovely meal punctuated with a few groans from the other diners who were watching the World Cup final. Yesterday swimming in the lake in the morning and then on to Ikea and Decathlon in Montpellier in the afternoon. En route home we dropped in to Maryse Duponchel’s show in Grabels. Interesting show as always from Maryse. I especially liked her drawings on old wine filtres and tea bags. Today we were at the beach in the afternoon. We had taken our new beach tent. It erects in two seconds but we never did manage to figure out how to pack it away again much to the amusement of the other people on the beach. We eventually managed to cram it into the back seat of the car where it sprung to fill the available space. There is a video on the Decathlon website explaining how to take the tent down but it remains crouching in the car awaiting our attention. This evening we took part in the candlelit parade around Clermont to celebrate Bastille Day. Ended up at Les Negociants for a pastis.
Thursday 08. 07. 10 Today was the last day of our show in Baillargues. Pleasant gallery, well set up but not a lot of visitors. Thanks to all our friends for their support. Lots of lessons learned.
Wednesday 07. 07. 10 Last night was the final meeting of the book club before the summer break. We met at Judith’s house to discuss Deaf Sentence by David Lodge and to have a potluck BBQ. Judi supplied some tasty Cumbrian sausages and Maddy cooked an exotic fruit kebab for dessert. Invited guests were George, Carole, Daisy and David. It was a lovely evening eased along with a steady flow of various rosés!
Sunday 04. 07. 10 Another hot day. Daisy, Carole and I spent the morning at the gallery and then Jonathan and Gisèle went in to do the afternoon shift whilst we took advantage of Gisèle’s pool!
Sunday 04. 07. 10 It has been a busy week. Carole and Daisy arrived in Montpellier on Tuesday after a good flight and connections. I met them at the airport where we picked up our Clio and drove home. Since Wednesday have been putting the final touches to the expo and getting things ready. Jonathan, David and I hung the show on Friday and then we had the vernissage last night. Pretty good turnout for a hot Saturday night. No sales yet but the show continues until Thursday so we remain hopeful.