We're so looking forward to the first retreat of the season. Åsa Tricosa is coming back to Hvalø for a weekend of Ziggurating, the clever and stylish sweater construction technique she has developed. She taught at a retreat here last summer and was an enthusiastic and entertaining tutor! This year she'll also be giving a shawl class, so anyone who has felt daunted by the first leaf of her gorgeous design Semele will be able to get hands on help!
The Ziggurat weekend is just after the summer solstice so you will get to enjoy long Norwegian summer days, days filled with Åsa's fabulous classes, good food, walks in the woods, laughter, a dip in the sea for the bravest of us and new friendships! We hope to see you there.
We've had days and days of heavy rain, which has left its mark on the beach, and it felt as if we'd skipped summer and moved straight to autumn, but today the sun is back at last. There was a frost in the night so everything was sparkling and beautiful this morning.
The eider ducks are busy chattering and gossiping and most of them have paired up, but there are still some lonely ones looking for love;-)