Another course, another sunny day in May

“Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.” Lillie Langtry

If I weren’t such a rationale sort of bloke, I might begin thinking that something, or someone is effecting the weather on the days when I run these oven building courses. For it seems, regardless of the prevailing (and forecasted) horrendous weather conditions, that the sun always shines on our happy bunch of oven builders, and this weekend was no exception.

Last Saturday, sixteen people gathered from various places around the UK to learn how to build a traditional clay oven. And work we did. And pizza for lunch we had. And soap was used. And plenty of fresh air was received. And the sun did shine all day. And happy and contented spirits were we all. And life was surely lived. OK, I’m being rather poetic, but I think it’s fair to say that we had a great day.

Happy and contented party of oven builders

Happy and contented party of oven builders

Here’s a little time-lapse movie of the day (don’t mention the arch!).

So, here’s a couple of things to consider: 1. If you fancy coming along to one of my courses, the next one to be held at the Sustainability Centre will be on Saturday 14th September; 2. If you are thinking of getting married, and live anywhere near to the site in Hampshire  UK, this is the day to do it if you want a guarantee that the sun will shine for your photographs (don’t quote me on this!!).

Finally, thanks to everyone who came and, as usual, I look forward to seeing your completed ovens.

Best of luck


PS if you wan’t a copy of any of the photos, email me.


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