1. We sit together and eat our pastries. Around us, the small garden is full of interesting plants, all just about to reach their full potential.

2. To be stretched, ever so gently, out of my comfort zone. I make some pieces that feel like “art” rather than “craft”.

2b. The sea-green slip and the bright turquoise blue underglaze.

2c. I discover I’m capable of a new level of precision.

3. John pauses mid-sentence – his passion for describing a horrendous miscarriage of justice is momentarily put aside to gasp at the amazing brownie.

3b. I burp the cheese’s smokiness for hours; I must get my smoker out and start making our own again.