Feeling groggy …

Winter has well and truly arrived, with high winds, plunging temperatures and rain, lots of rain. I’m not a fan of wind but, as a general rule, I quite like rain, especially when I’m tucked up warm in my studio with the torch and kiln on, listening to the radio.

But today I have a cold, a bad cold, that may keep me away because, not only is my head pounding, there is little you can do about a runny nose with a hot bead in one hand and a hot rod of glass in the other. Besides which – have you tried blowing your nose with one hand? Not good!

It’s a shame because I’m enjoying myself with plenty of ideas. Halloween, of course, provides plenty of work to do.

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I’ve also been making long focals to add to my latest present idea – bottle openers.

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I’m hoping these will be the perfect gift and have had fun creating lots of different designs. Every one is unique.