Trying to squeeze time – just a mini bit
My habit of sneaking in longer sessions of mini-ing by disappearing into the ‘Potting Shed’ has gone totally out of the window at the moment with some continuing health check appointments and false alarms. There are also Cardiac Rehab sessions to attend. They are offered here as part of the follow-up after a heart attack and involve exercise routines, useful information and a chance to meet others ‘in the same boat‘. There are twelve sessions spread over six weeks and, out here in the sticks, involve for us a round trip to the nearest centre; only about twenty five miles away, but out here and at this season of the year takes about forty minutes one way. Between the very important rehabilitation classes and the travelling, two days have more or less evaporated from my week for the next month or so – hence even less mini-time lying around.
As there isn’t a chunk of time I can cut out to give to my ongoing arguments with the niceties of the roof, I’m messing around with the ground level instead. My fancy is for a bit of visual movement down there in this medieval-Tudor-ish street scene – a feeling of flow around the eight-sided base.
If you dig any deeper than nine inches down around here all you get is stones. Some of these (and some are very big – I mean really big) were deposited by melting/retreating glaciers and some areas of garden contain odd corners of an old farmyard where smaller stones have been set as cobbling. Why not add some clay ones to the Market Cross? They will be easier to set in a flowing pattern than rectangular shapes and give themselves to flowing into and being covered by mud and straw, which is what I’m thinking of using towards the outer edge of some of the base, with the inevitable water effect here and there.
Will keep adding the bread bun shapes as and when and see how they go