If you are in Scotland then tomorrow you should be here, at the QMU campus just east of Edinburgh revelling in the Summer School Suppliers Fair for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers. The Journal has a stand so several of us from the editorial committee will be there. Normally I would say that I’ll be wearing my (metaphorical) Journal hat, but in fact I’ll be wearing a (real, tangible) Journal sash — in any case, we will be unmistakeable. We also have a super-duper new banner which can be seen a mile off, so there’s really no excuse for missing us and our one-day-only special offers. I’ve been so busy planning Journal-related stuff that it has only just occurred to me I may also have an opportunity to shop. I’m packing an extra bag, just in case.
I’m hoping the day won’t be quite as wet as our day out at Pittenweem Arts Festival last weekend. We love this festival and look forward to it every year, both for the art and for the wee sweetie shop by the harbour. This year we did manage to visit several venues, but had to stop mid-afternoon since by then the water had soaked through our socks and was creeping over our ankles. Call me a wuss, but I can’t enjoy art when I feel the tide approaching my knees. We still had our ice creams though. Some things are non-negotiable.