Ignoring increasingly bitter winds and snow, Friends explored The Hague, Haarlem and Delft taking in stunning artworks including at the Mesdag panorama pictured. Termed “extreme tourism” by one of the party the party battled on, managing to sightsee whilst watching every step.
The wreath making workshop was a lively occasion with mince pies, champagne, and expert instruction from the folks at Crescent Flowers, with the output gracing a number of front doors in Bath.
A seamless journey through RLS’s short, extraordinary life, revealing the complexity of his character and highlighting his famous poetry and prose and interspersed with song. A fantastic entertainment, much appreciated by all.
A trip to visit Cardiff Castle (pictured) and the National Museum of Wales. The castle is full of surprises, from its origins as a Roman fort, via Norman castle, medieval manor house, ‘Georgianised’ under Capability Brown, culminating in the gorgeous fantasy of the 3rd Marquess of Bute. A short transit took us for lunch at the National Museum , then upstairs to the picture galleries where we had a private tour guided by Nicholas Thornton, the head of Fine Art.