From today until Sunday there will be the annual Christmas Fair at The Finnish Church in London, 33 Albion St. Rotherhithe. (http://www.finnishchurch.org.uk) It's a jolly good event and well worth a visit if only to buy Skandi food to fill your cupboards with and to get into Christmas spirit and a feel for Finnish culture! You might be lucky and even bump in to Moomin.
Pictures I have taken of Great British Bake Off finalist Ruby Tandoh have now been syndicated to fair few of the nationals, but got to love it has made today's Telegraph front page! Lovely girl to photograph. Let's hope she wins tonight!
Family, friends, proper catch ups, speed boats, rowing boats, crayfish, fishing, Koskenkorva schnapps, sauna, skinny dipping, island hopping, birthday celebrations, Finnish food, getting to know my gorgeous niece Charlotta properly. Summer doesn't get much better than this, I miss them all already.
Today I have finally been introduced to the mighty old Dutch barge Hoogtij that my friends Nadia and Phil has shipped across the waters to make it their new home. The most amazing day on top deck having a bbq followed by a lazy snooze in the sun. Them with their two Bengal cats are truly living the dream! Couldn't be happier for them!
On Thursdy I began to document the marvellous temporary art installation piece HOFS-Centric by artist Damien Robinson, (http://www.damienrobinson.co.uk/) utilising the former training tower at Hadleigh Old Fire Station. Now a developing centre of artists’ studios and community facilities, HOFS-Centric is a beacon joining aspects of the buildings former and current usage. The tower is dressed in almost a thousand recycled CDs, collected from local groups and individuals, into which patterns have been worked, drawn from local references and routes in and around Hadleigh.
The artwork on the tower, an island between the two sections of the A13 London Road, has become a visual reference point, alluding to the towers of Hadleigh Castle, which acted as a beacon to ships approaching London. Illuminated at night, it emphasises the contrast between light and dark of the CD patterning, to help to create a cultural focus for Hadleigh Old Fire Station. The installation will remain for six months from May-September 2013.