April 2020

My daughter Heather, catching up on school work during the lockdown of spring 2020.

It’s been an odd time, staying close to home, only straying out for walks and swims and shopping when we really need stuff.  Hope everyone is doing OK  out there in the rest of the world.

Elvin Warwick Simpson

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I met Elvin today, at his workshop in Liscolman, between Coleraine and Ballycastle on the North Coast of Ireland. He’s been making pens from the barrels of Bushmills Whiskey, amongst other things.  Guitars, kitchen cabinets, bowls…, not from barrels, though.   He’s a maker of things.

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And here’s one of the finished pens.

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If you’d like to find out more about his work, check out his website at http://www.ewsw.co.uk

Portballintrae

Storm ‘Barbara’ is on the way, a large area of low pressure has been building a big swell out in the Atlantic for the last lot of days, and the waves are incredible. This is Portballintrae, N. Ireland, 21/12/2016 (Winter solstice)

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