Much of the coast in this area of the island is made up of fantastic volcanic rock, coves and tiny wee beaches hidden down dry river beds zig-zagging down to the sea.
A day in Santa Cruz, the capital of the island, gave us a great wee start to the holiday for my birthday; still half asleep and very pale!! A lovely city to wander, relax in and eat.
One of our cycles took us way up into what for many days was the clouds, but on this particular one we had the spectacular views that we had hoped for. Got a bit lost on the way down and suffice to say I had quite enough of underpasses and slip roads trying to get under or over the main trunk road around the island!
Quite a few of our non-bike days (we hired them for the middle week only) were spent on long walks around the coast from our 'home' beach of La Tejita. (See top photo - Teide from the beach). One of the largest beaches on the island, it is also one of the quietest as the area is pretty undeveloped and very windy. Great for the kitesurfers and great for us. Good swimming two apart from the last few days when the waves really kicked up and the red flags appeared.
Much of the coast in this area of the island is made up of fantastic volcanic rock, coves and tiny wee beaches hidden down dry river beds zig-zagging down to the sea.
Up on the Mirador overlooking the south of the island, about to descend back for a swim!
One of my favourite parts of the island is the Corona Forestal which rings Teide at about 1200m and up. Totally silent and, on this day, still; only birds and your own footfalls. A good walk up but so worth it.
We idled away quite a few hours watching the kite surfers (and windsurfers, and surfers) in El Medano, our closest town. It seemed really quiet on the days when the wind let up a bit and the beach was devoid of all the action.
I have a feeling that most of us will be sitting looking dazed on January 1st, the start of the Twenties, breathing 'What a year that was...'
The Bon P elves have had a very busy end to the year at time of going to blog; despite the convolutions of politics and some really pretty depressing weather (or maybe because of these things) we have been kept on our toes in all areas of the business through November and December.
Stuart will next be taking in framing jobs in early February after an epic struggle (as usual) to get everything done before Christmas, and our winter break in January. (Dates on our home page and below.)
There seem to have been a particularly large number of giant artworks to frame, which presents problems for a workshop the size of a small shoebox. But of course, we will prevail in the end. Fingers crossed.
I have had a great run of commissions this year, which can be seen in their entirety on my website www.ingridnilsson.co.uk
The culmination was this large scale portrait, below, which necessitated a research trip to Mull and a return to painting as many sheep as the year that we exhibited at Edinburgh Yarn Festival
I will be back at the easel come February if anyone is inspired to come and chat about commissions, although I do have a few on the list already. Currently working on (below) an unrelated sheep project - they're like buses!;)
And scones. Many, many scones. 2019 may yet be surpassed by 2020, but to date definitely the sconniest year to date, seeing sconners from across the globe descend to sample the Sconemeister's finest wares.
Funnily enough, one of the reasons we look forward to our January holiday is for Stuart to recover from his sconemaking aches and pains...Yes, still all made on the premises, by hand in those two tiny ovens...
Happy Christmas, all the best for the New Year and hope to see you soon - over the Festive season or once we are back in human mode in February.
We still have calendars, prints, mugs and paintings of various sizes in case you are still in need of presents for others or yourselves!
Ingrid and Stuart
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS: 24TH - 27TH INCLUSIVE (MON - FRI)
CLOSED FOR RECOVERY: 6TH JANUARY - 30TH JANUARY INCLUSIVE
(We are open the middle weekends but closed for Hogmanay/New Year itself.)
October is the month of the Parkinson's art group show - now in it's fifth or sixth year with us (I shall have to look it up!)
This year we had a particularly good response from friends, relatives and visitors, with a final total raised of just a shade over £1000; all money from the group's show goes to Parkinson's UK to further research into the condition and offer services and support to those living with Parkinson's.
The sales included our poster piece, below, by Cameron Georgeson and 'The Cat' by Lindsay McDermid, (also below) who runs the Parkinson's art group and teaches the classes.
Many thanks as always for the support and purchases that have made this event so successful, particularly this year.
I managed a mini-mini break this October, over to the Isle of Mull to see a woman about a sheep (or rather a lot of them). I have been lucky enough to be commissioned to paint a portrait of a young woman who has a great deal of sheep and farming knowledge - so mine is ever so slightly better now!
I love sheep and the Scottish Islands, so a bit of a dream commission for me.
This one will be on the easel from now until I hopefully complete for Christmas time!
Our winter show at Bon P is up and ready for viewing - this year I am sharing with Hatti Pattisson (who I showed with in August at the Life Room) and Nadia Djavanshir, who we have showcased before in 2019. This time we have the originals of her Edinburgh series of divinely delicate watercolours.
I have a collection of new work from the autumn spread between Bon P and the Torrance Gallery on Dundas Street. Their Christmas show opens on Saturday 23rd November from 11am to 1pm.
Our current show will be up until the New Year, after which we will be making our traditional escape for three weeks to recover. Each year gets a little harder on the body and we are really feeling like a break to start 2020!! I am sure that mountains will still be climbed and hills cycled however - some things never change...
Our year hinges on the month of August like so many businesses in Edinburgh; the month when the city's character changes and the streets burst at the seams with visitors and performers.
This year I branched out a little and took on a show of my work around the corner in Dundas Street for the last week of the Festival, along with friend and fellow artist Hatti Pattisson.
Obviously another commitment in the month of August stretched us a little more than usual, but it proved worthwhile and we may well repeat the experience next year or at another season. The opening night was very well attended and had a great atmosphere, with various attendees being friends or clients of both artists; the Edinburgh 'village' that we know and love!
The venue is also a small artist-run business; Paul Muzni works on his own paintings in the studio at the back of the premises, hosting shows in the front gallery and running life drawing and painting courses year-round.
Many of the pieces shown at the Life Room by myself and Hatti have now moved back to Bon P until the end of the month.
Autumn also usually heralds the arrival of actual sunshine, and this year is proving the point once more. After a very soggy summer with few forays into the hills, we have once more been able to risk the trails without a drenching en-route and a full bike-wash afterwards. It is the season of big skies and geese skeins, and where better to find them than in the Pentlands..
Besides painting for the show at the Life Room and looking forward to the pre-Christmas market, I have had a steady run of commissioned work this year. I am always happy to talk about any ideas you have, especially in the human or pet portrait department. I will have some space in the autumn, so please drop in for a chat if you have something in mind. Pencil/crayon drawings are possible as well as full-on oil paintings!
I can't post everything I have done this summer as some are still awaiting delivery!
Next up on the walls is the Parkinson's art group, with their annual group show starting with the opening night on Friday 4th October and continuing for a month. We hope to count on the support that we have had from customers in previous years.
We didn't drift far this July... After the epic cycle in Vietnam in January, we decided to stay local for our week off in the summer. I nipped down to the south coast for a few days, but apart from that we were lurking in the neighbourhood keeping our heads down and catching up on some sleep and relaxation!
I was visiting my old buddie Bill - who appears with a moustache at the top of the Blog page. Had a great time at Arundel castle, which has truly amazing gardens and a great tree collection. And sun.
I admit, the weather was definitely kinder to me in Southsea than by the Forth.
And on many occasions (Arundel Castle gardens again) I had to pinch myself to make sure I hadn't dreamed myself back to a further corner of Europe. I genuinely think these gardens are better than the Alhambra. Comments on a postcard, please.
You may have the sea on your doorstep in Southsea, but we have the hills in our backyard. Besides a few good cycles, we also went on foot for once from the house up and over Allermuir and Caerketton at 'our' end of the Pentlands.
I kind of made him do this. Not a born poser.
Now looking ahead to the Festival month, and I have been nose to the grind for a while now preparing for this show with the marvellous Hatti Pattisson (whose paintings we frame) at the equally marvellous Life Room gallery on Dundas street. Paul Muzni, who runs the gallery, also holds excellent life drawing and painting classes there; look him up online or on FB, Instagram etc.
All welcome to the opening event on the evening of Thursday 22nd August, after which the show runs until 29th.
A couple of my new paintings that will be in the show; the image below features the lovely Rachel McKean, who you may remember as our cafe assistant from a couple of years back.
Rachel is now living and painting on Iona, and below is one of her stunning miniature works painted on shells, which are selling (fast) at the Iona Craft Shop.
Just a quick slide down the end of July and we are into the madness of August in Edinburgh.. again! Hope to see you all for the Festival respite which 'our' side of town can still offer despite the crowds crammed into the Royal Mile.
The King in question being Len Adams, who has shown his awesome Jigpics with us in the past, but we thought it had been way too long since his collaging skills were given an airing. (Len and his granddaughter also featured as models in an article about Bon P that appeared in April in the Sunday Post. Thanks and hope you enjoyed the fifteen minutes!!)
I could call our second artist showing this month the 'Colour Queen' ;
Louise Lacaille is known to many as one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff of Greyfriar's Art Shop, so I'm pleased to put her artwork to the fore for once. I am personally indebted for many colour mixing tips and recommendations as Louise has a serious stash of colour facts in her head. Her own work reflects this in the quiet but skilled mixes and subtle gradations used in landscapes and jellyfish studies, among other subjects!
We have a good new supply of cards and fridge magnets just arrived, with some new designs courtesy of a few great commissions that I have worked on so far this year. More cats!
Stuart and his legendary scones feature this month on a great blog by travel writers Larissa and Michael Milne, who came to visit Bon on their foodie travels and ended up having a scone lesson from the Sconemeister himself.
Their account of the visit can be found (along with many more very interesting posts from their wanders) at https://www.changesinlongitude.com/where-to-find-the-best-scones-in-edinburgh/
We are off on holiday (from Bon but not out of the country) from July 8th for a week, reopening Wednesday 17th.
Due to this, and the usual overwhelming workload, we are not taking in any new framing work until after the break. We have become busier and busier over the years that we have taken in framing jobs as the area has lost at least four other framers; some have retired or moved away, but we were very sad to lose Paul Clark of the Carson Clark Gallery who passed away recently. A great guy and hard working small business owner who will I'm sure be missed by many.
My show with Hatti Pattisson is taking up much of my painting time at the moment (in between commissions - no complaints!), with the opening on Thursday August 22nd from 6pm. All most welcome!
Totally gratuitous shot of my new dress (bought in the sale at Tebay services on the way down to visit mum!) as Stuart made me look nearly tall!! ...
See you soon; before we know it the Festival will be gearing up and the city will have it's mad month.
For a business involving art, framing and scones, I seem to write an awful lot about bicycles and birds.. and swimming! I can now add 'really quite cold sea swimming' to my list of extra-curricular interests after a good friend who is often found bobbing about in the brine took me for a dip at Portobello the other morning. It was fantastic: I shall return, and I dare you all to have a go - with a friend!
The bikes have been out plenty, through some traditional spring showers and some really pleasant days. This was a wee run around the SE of the city discovering new paths around the bypass on the old rail lines and paths. This is the Straiton pond nature reserve, tucked away behind the out-of-town malls.
Back to Porty again on a stunning Sunday morning before work. We really do live in a pretty stunning city wtth so many opportunities to escape the crowds.
Show news! Coming up in August is a duo show with myself and
Hatti Pattisson, at the Life Room on Dundas Street; Fringe venue 251
Our opening night is 22nd August, with all more than welcome to hang out with us and see our new painting collections, on which we are both feverishly working!!
Show runs 11-5 each day from 23rd to 29th August : The Life Room, 23b Dundas Street.
My easel has been busy of late too, with a string of commissions including this one of the very lovely Min the cat, who lives with some of our cafe regulars.
Keep an eye on what is up next, as I have a bit of a queue at the moment,which seems to be the story of our lives at the moment!
The framing side of things is super busy too, so apologies if we can't always fit you in; we do as much as we can, but have no urge to expand I'm afraid.
I titled the blog this way as I have a horrible feeling that Brexit is the one thing that March 2019 will be remembered for - whichever way the wind blows.. (and as I write it is blowing a hooley!!)
Here in Bon we are working our way into the year with a lot of framing, a couple of painting commissions and many, many scones. The brief two-day miracle February Summer is long forgotten and my daffodils are horizontal.
But new work is also on our walls, from two very talented artists who I will introduce now:
Nadia Djavanshir's work is new to us and definitely has a very unique vibe; in her own words:
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." Rumi.
I am a self-taught artist who loves to use the medium of watercolour to express my current state of mind. My paintings are a reflection of my internal feelings and external inspirations. Part meditative, part study of the places I find beauty in.
I combine my appreciation of the Oriental Persian/Indian Miniature painting style with a looser more Western abstract style, a reflection perhaps of my own equally diverse identity. My paintings are an attempt to balance the fluidity and freedom that abstraction provides with the precise and restrained architectural detailing that I find so inspiring.
The architecture featured in this series is from the Mughal period, which is a style that I am fascinated with. I am endlessly in awe of the arches, domes and intricate details found on buildings of this era. The attention to detail and the metaphors behind the carvings have enraptured me ever since I visited Pakistan and visited these magnificent monuments in person. The resultant paintings present these places through the filter of past memories and dreams.
The delicacy of Nadia's watercolours is stunning, and the combination of the fluid and detailed layers emphasizes the qualities of both.
Her work can also be found at http://www.ndjavanshir.co.uk
and (@ndjavan) on Instagram
Susan Smith has shown with us at Bon Papillon a few times over the past years; her style develops over time but her passion for birds and teh natural world remain the same.
Susan is a Scottish Artist based in Burntisland; she studied at Edinburgh College of Art/University and has a degree in Fine Arts.
Primarily an oil painter, but also a printmaker and member of Dunfermline Print Workshop, Susan also teaches textiles in Burntisland and is a founder of Greenpark Weavers, who are based there.
Her particular interest is in natural history in all shapes and forms; in her work there will usually be a bird, butterfly, moths.... Susan sketches outdoors in all weathers and terrains, bringing her studies back to the studio to expand upon and work into the paintings, prints and weavings that fill the space.
Susan takes part in Central Fife Open Studios in September each year and welcomes visits to her Fife studio at other times by appointment.
Besides in Bon Papillon this month, Susan can be found at:
Besides the unbridled colour, it is the effusive enthusiasm for her subjects that I love about Susan's work; the viewer is always aware of the excitement and privilege of seeing wildlife in it's natural environment, and shares the thrill of the wild places in which Susan tracks down her subjects.
Nadia and Susan's work will be on the walls until the first week of April
Many thanks to everyone for bearing with us while we went off on one of our January adventures! We've had a great busy couple of days this weekend which helps us slide back into our 'normal' life at Bon!!
This map was to become very familiar to us over three weeks this year; this beautiful version is on the wall of the stunning Post Office building in central Ho Chi Minh City (previously Saigon, the name which is still often used when referring to the historic centre in district 1).
Our plan for this trip dated back quite a few years, when we were driving down through the south of Thailand, and met a couple doing the same trip.. on bicycles. A passion was born in that moment even though, at that point, I had never ridden a bike before. Stuart boot-camped me through my paces for a few years, and the rest is history!
This year our trip began with the purchase and fitting of two awesome new Trek mountain bikes from the fantastic Saigon Cycles in HCMC; after much emailing from the UK came this moment when we geared up and set off (with more than a little adrenaline) on our adventure..
Our route took us south down the east side of the delta region, stopping our first couple of nights at My Tho and Tra Vinh (pictured), the first on the Mekong itself, and the latter a lovely inland town amid lush delta farmland.
Our navigation used the new toys that technology has given us over the last few years - I was using Komoot for route planning and satnav on the road; (I had to use audio alone after repeated attempts to boil my iphone in the handlebar bag), with a good old fashioned paper map spread out every night on another hotel bed to decide the precise details of the next day's journey. The locals along the way provided useful hints, sustenance and humour! This lady found our burnt noses very funny and also gave us free bananas, refusing all attempts at payment.
Our route took in a great variety of sights and different roads, tracks, canal paths; through markets and rice loading bays on the Mekong.. and sometimes dead ends with barking dogs... We managed to track down plently of temples of many, many denominations, as well as beautiful churches that could easily have been in Norfolk (very flat, wet landscape).
Roadside food was great, plentiful and easy to spot for vegetarians: the magic word 'CHAY' appeared on all veggie places (usually 'Quan Chay' for 'Shop, Vegetarian). Food is insanely cheap, especially on the road or in smaller towns; even 'western' treats (or necessities if you are burning calories like we were!!) like Coke and Kitkats were to be found for under a pound.
The 'classic' delta landscape, that has remained unchanged for a long long time; wetlands, palms and small trees, buffalo. The canals, built largely in French colonial times (and presumably at the cost of many labourer's lives) cut the landscape and allow irrigation and transport across the often seemingly endless plains. Farming and industry varies from region to region; coconuts, rice, fruit of every kind and a wide variety of livestock (Ducks everywhere and not always very happy...)
Had to include a pic of my favourite tree in the world! The Cannonball tree is often (as this one) found in temple grounds and has the most insanely beautiful flowers, so highly perfumed that they can be smelt from yards away. The fruit, funnily enough, look like cannonballs.
Street vendors are ubiquitous and great for snacks and treats in the city and the countryside; spending pretty much every day in their chosen pitch and selling only their particular speciality. Always fresh, tasty and, in our experience perfectly safe to eat! Three weeks and no tummy problems reported!!
Hotels and guest houses varied from simple and basic to stupidly ornate!! This was a conference and wedding specialist hotel in Ca Mau, our furthest south point (nothing further south except marshland!). Our room was ridiculously big and the public areas quite memorable; all for £35 a night, the top price we managed. Lowest was £8 for a perfectly serviceable, clean, air-con room with a balcony.
Having reached our south point, we headed west for the coast, where we aimed for Rach Gia, a port town where we could catch the fast ferry out to the island of Phu Quoc for two days of R&R before heading back east to HCMC via a different route.
The two port towns of Rach Gia and Ha Tien, on the west coast of the delta region coming up to the Cambodian border, were both fantastic, lively places where anything could be bought in the markets, and the evening life was just magical. Birds, bats, dock and market clamour in the sunset has to rank as one of my favourite things...
Oh yes; our light packing meant that I had two dresses that were 'non cycling wear', which is why you see a lot of them!! Stu had two t shirts.
The fast 'Superdong' ferry over to the island offered a great chance to just sit and enjoy the sun and some cleaner air than we had been breathing on the highways. Great way to travel; I do love a boat trip and we had a few different ones! As usual, the bikes were no problem and travelled at a token fee.
All the hotels were great storing our bikes; usually in underground moped/car areas with security guard, or in one memorable incident, in a ballroom. I was fitting a new saddle (£2.70!!!) and the staff let me cycle around the room, to many claps and laughs, while I tried it out!
Our second 'expensive' hotel was really a tropical bungalow in a stunningly quiet location on Phu Quoc away from the main resorts. Time to do very little but swim, lie in the sun and repair punctures. (Stu had a really annoying recurring one that we just couldn't locate in the tyre, I mercifully managed the whole trip without one!) We also had an outside loo and shower, and something living in the roof that shuffled around at night..
Another day, another river crossing. This was my favourite of the trip; the lady on the right and her little friend Ing (!!) deftly carried us and bikes over the canal, having poached our fare from the larger ferry (not shown, that's a rice barge in the background). The kids were great (all over the country) and loved nothing better than to photobomb the mad Scottish cyclists!!
Having finally mastered my phone's self timer (the camera died early on rather annoyingly, so all pics thanks to iphone) we slotted in a few smug selfies as the kilometres rolled on. This was a deviation from our original route which led us to a fantastic fertile valley and national park called Cam Mountain. Another insanely luxurious hotel here, for silly money; and the friendliest receptionist of the trip. Proved that plans can be flexible and throw up unexpected surprises. Also proved that the Mekong Delta does stretch to a few hills.
The colours of the rice paddies left me speechless. SO Green.
Many, many crops and a Mekong catfish. The produce on offer was always spectacularly fresh and some of the fruit was beyond heaven. Best mangoes ever by a long shout.
Sa Dec is famous for brickmaking, and it's beehive brick ovens. This was the only one we came close to, speeding by some others that were off the road, with no visible means of access. Great to see though, and a lovely, lovely town on the river.
And we returned to one of the larger Mekong 'arms' on our penultimate day on the road; back at My Tho in a room with a view (for under a tenner). My outfit was from the market for £2.70; all the ladies in the countryside wear these fantastic colourful 'pyjama' suits in all patterns imaginable. I know why - they are just perfect for the climate and totally easy-care!!
The selfie that said 'We're nearly there'. One leg left, back to HCMC. This did of course include the mad cycle into the city itself, which nothing could prepare us for. All I can say is that we made it and it was a truly one-off experience!!! I could probably do a whole blog post on the driving in Vietnam, but suffice to say that 'challenging' and 'individual' spring to mind alongside many words that I shall not type here.
Back in Saigon, the city (and the whole country) was gearing up for Tet, the Vietnamese new year. Tết Nguyên Đán, the full form, is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day" and takes place on the first new moon of the year. i was really impressed by the quantity and quality of yellow flowers being grown all over the country and being installed all over the place; there were also endless 'bonsai' style trees, all somehow at the perfect 'just pre-flower' stage, about to burst into yellow blossom right on cue for Tet.
If anyone knows how they do this please let me know!!
Cholon, Saigon's Chinatown, has a superb market with really, literally everything you could need to buy. Way, way more interesting than the big Ben Thanh market in the centre of the city, which largely sells tourist-aimed goods.
Our celebratory meal to mark the end of the journey, at one of central HCMC's huge number of excellent vegetarian restaurants. For once on holiday we were truly spoilt and had a new and stunning dining experience every night!! This was 'Hum' - some of the best food I have ever had without a doubt, and fantastic service/ambiance. Pomelo salad - just the best.
Dragon dancers take a break mid-rehearsal for Tet celebrations. I love the feet!
The Fine Arts Museum is housed in a slightly faded (but better for it!) old colonial building and is one of the highlights of the city for me. The art from 20th C is great and often moving, and historic highlights include rare Khmer buddhas.
Our last few days in HCMC were a time for relaxing and watching the world go by; a national occupation here. The people all seem to work very hard, very diligently and then drink coffee. We liked that.
Our final distance (including one more trip across Ho Chi Minh City to take our bikes over to Saion Cycles to pack for the flight) was approx 840 kilometres.
We visited (and/or stayed in):Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Phu Quoc island, Ha Tien, Cam mountain (Tri Ton village), Long Xuyen, Sa Dec, My Tho (again), Ho Chi Minh City.
We organised our flights and Ho Chi Minh City hotels with Dial-a-flight
Used Komoot for navigation on the bikes
Bought our Trek bikes at Saigon Cycles in HCMC
Flew both ways (no charge for bikes) with Emirates, via Dubai
Found our accommodation (usually one day ahead) with Booking.com
Saved our bums from pain with Baby powder and Sudocrem (with thanks to a blog by Cycle Tom called 'The battle between bum and saddle'.
All photos on iphone (by accident), which was charged with a powerpack when necessary on the road (in my bum-bag).
For our daily sugar fix, Oreos, Haribo, Pepsi and Sprite deserve a mention; all other food ridiculously healthy and courtesy of the brilliant restaurants, cooks and street traders of the delta.
Sweat, blood (luckily not) and tears (a few) all our own.
There may well be beasts from the east waiting in the wings, but so far this hasn't been the beastliest of winters! It was mild for both myself and Stuart on Christmas day despite being opposite ends of the island; I spent a few days down in Warwickshire while Stu had some much needed downtime at home.
Many thanks for all of our Christmas cards, and for all of you who enquire after our mums; both keeping well over the festive period and well looked after with food and company. I have to add that my mum didn't make it to the top of Broadway Hill unaided, but she did have a good walk once we got there!!
One of the reasons that we are aware of the mild weather is the number of sweaty cycles that we have had this winter so far!! The only time I managed to get 'caught' by the weather was on my Sunday morning 'midwinter' cycle, when a large and very precipitous cloud overtook me by Dunsapie Loch. Even then it didn't dampen my spirits too much; just my legs...
Meanwhile, back on Howe Street, we have some calendars left if anyone is interested, and of course still many paintings needing good homes. It would of course be a great time to purchase these as we are about to go on our winter hols to the sun!! Dates to follow...
Our charity sale of postcard sized art has raised £250 for this year's very small but worthy charity (so far, still a few days to go!) which is the Evesham Talking Newspaper service. I met them through my mum, who now has very limited vision, and love the simple but effective way they reach out to numerous oldies in the area!!
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year - although I almost dread to think how the world and home news will unfold in 2019...!!
Keep smiling, protesting, and throwing things at the TV as applicable.
Our holiday dates for the beginning of the year are..
OPEN: 29TH AND 30TH DECEMBER
CLOSED: 31ST DECEMBER AND 1ST JANUARY (NORMAL MON, TUES)
OPEN: 2ND TO 5TH JANUARY, WEDS - SATURDAY
CLOSED: SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY T0 FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY (INCLUSIVE), REOPEN SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
Ingrid, and Stu sometimes