Walking to work, the sea below is at full tide and so the swans and geese remain in the fields until it retreats. Curlews in flocks forage the fields also, but as soon as the tide changes they will return to the sand of the beach surrounding the estuary of the Ogwen river to feast again. I have studied birds since I was a small child and just like my working wood the whole of birdlife fascinates me.

 

 

The castle is quiet now that the main season is over and so my work day is transformed to more solid work. Tomorrow I have some filming to do for a freebie on YouTube or Vimeo.

 

 

My world differs to most. I walk through the woodlands of Penrhyn, look out to the sea below me, pass the castle walls to walk into my wonderful sphere of creativity, my workshop in Penrhyn Castle.

 

 

 

John and I share the day working with wood and tools together most days. The New Year begins soon and winter is now on its way. Who knows what the future holds for all we do with our hands.

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