The past few weeks brought a close to my Penrhyn Castle worksop and indeed my leaving the lovely north Wales. I made my final trips to gather my personal tools and the special things you gather over the years. I will miss my friends, of course I will, and they can never be replaced, but closing the doors for the last time and handing back the keys gave me the positive sense of closure I wanted most. It was a pivotal point in my life being in North Wales. A time to reacquaint myself with my personal history. A place of friendship and care and the beginning of the New Legacy School of Woodworking that will continue in new strength here in Oxfordshire. Already people I haven’t met greet me in different places and smile from a distance because they’ve watched our work somewhere on the net. My garage has been a temporary workshop but soon I will set it up properly and put things in place. Today was my first chance to start working on the studio where I will be working my day job (joking of course). I found myself searching for my treasured tools ready to put them back in place. In many ways this is of course my insecurity. I don’t really expect anyone to fully understand how I feel but some will.
Making certain they are safe even though they have not left my side throughout the transition has been important to me. It will take me a few days but being here in Oxfordshire just feels so right already. I will be making a more official blog post soon announcing where we have settled.
Anyway, I am putting this together to make certain you all know that we have made perfect progress this month and things are right on track as far as I can see. We start filming the new projects next week for woodworking masterclasses and of course youtube too.
Oh, and I knew I was on track when my new eBay finds found my new front door and the postman commented on the packages. My last post lady Rhianna new me so well she never returned anything when I was away. I will miss her and all of the other people who enriched my life.