Images of escapes

I’ve just overcome a huge coldy buggy thing, followed by a week of nothingness. I was dreading this, not having a routine, no one telling me what to do. So much for being a strong independant woman.

Actually, I have had stuff to do, I did 9 radio interviews one Sunday morning and made three mini videos for Churches action on poverty but that’s for another post.

Last Tuesday morning I decided that unless I do something about my situation I would waste Summer by sitting indoors. So I took myself off to a nice little restaurant and became one of those single people who eat alone. In between bites I made this…



The waitress thought I was opening my own restaurant and drawing what I liked so I could nick ideas.

On Thursday I went to visit one of my oldest friends (not old in age, just known for many years). Harriet lives in a huge manor house in the Northamptonshire countryside. The house is one of many Christian community houses of the Jesus fellowship church. Harriets home is my secret escape – where I come when I need a break.

We took a trip to another house called Sheepfold…

 The view from the garden is incredible, my little painting just doesn’t do it justice.

Oh, and last night we went to a little secret place to watch a family of 7 badgers. Amazing.

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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