Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sun-setting .. time to spin and weave a fly catcher

Fast setting sun.  Fast Spin and Weave. No Fast foodww1cc   Outside our front porch:ww2c

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Two new Cordless & Wireless Readers (+ update)

Mid Saturday morning, hand delivered, courtesy of the almighty US Postal Service these new readers arrived.

Saving this for another day: I’ll fully charge the carbon batteries before weighing anchor and setting course., as its Dangerous Work afoot.WB1cThumbing through the unread pages with anticipation, we see a replication of Doyle’s original dairy.WD2cA decidedly more prosaic yarn achieves its goal of removing cash from the easy marks.  Much touted and marketed in the British press .. lets see how fellow Scot lays out her first “Adult Book” .. only fueled by Pu-Erh .. mastication gum for the mind(less)WD3c

Update:     Saturday evening 236 pages into the 503 page novel .. “The Casual Vacancy” remains unfilled.   If Robbie passes on it. I’ll donate it Monday to our office book pool.

Changes in Brewing Style .. For the VERY best reason

Among the various tea Blogs, certain terms pop up .. One that now resonates with me is: “Grandpa-Style”:

Henceforth anytime I brew and drink tea it will be: “Grandpa Style”, thanks to Sara and Sean,  Robbie and I are about to become grandparents. 

Picture from an office celebration party with family, friends and colleagues: IMG_3491cc  No more “Gong Fu Cha” its “爷爷-Ye Ye Cha.  Soon we’ll transition to: Granddaughter style tea.  I look forward to brewing: SunNu Cha.

Friday, October 05, 2012

A new Tea Bowl

The Leach family: a veritable institution in world of; Potters. (info below picture)

Chatted with Simon just as he was leaving on a trip back to the UK.,  I purchased this Tea Bowl, anticipating delivery in approx.  3 weeks.

ChaWan, 3 1/2” x 3”image

I would highly recommend a foray into Youtube: Simon has over 800 postings.  I enjoy the early ones when he visits family.

From the Leach Pottery web site:

Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
Widely considered the most important and influential artist-potter of the 20th century, Bernard Leach pioneered the revival of the English studio pottery movement, setting up the St Ives pottery, with the help of his friend Shoji Hamada, in 1920.
Having trained in Japan under the master potter Kenzan, Bernard Leach brought to the pottery a heady mixture of idealism, aesthetics and a radical workshop concept resulting in a continuing struggle for survival.

David Leach (1911-2005)
It was Bernard's elder son David who gave stability to the pottery by introducing a range of hand-thrown standard ware. He also engaged students and apprentices who helped to produce the range. Amongst them was John, Bernard's eldest grandson who was an apprentice from 1960-1963.
David and his brother Michael both worked with their father until 1955 when they left to set up their own potteries in Devon.

Lowerdown Pottery:

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I hope this is a cruel joke

The Scottish national rugby team kit:  Baby Bibs !!!!Rugby