Friday Photo -A Damson Dream

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Hurricane Irma

I hope and pray that everyone in the path of hurricane Irma is safe. While reading the news it just hit home the scale of the potential destruction. 6.3 million people have been evacuated and that is almost the population of Ireland, North and South, which is mind blowing to me. As I said I hope everyone who decided to stay is safe. 

A cabin by the lake, sea, in the woods …

If that me you dream of a rustic cabin somewhere off the beaten track with no neighbours; with no electricity; quiet and surrounded by nature then this might be the programme for us. I just caught the last 5 minutes of this on The Travel Channel (freeview channel 42). I liked what I saw. Going to watch the next one and report back. 

http://www.mainecabinmasters.com/

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

If you are ever in the North West area and have some time to spare or are looking for something new you should call in to the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady. It’s right in the town centre and there are car parks nearby and on street parking outside. Limavady is a busy wee town with some lovely independent shops and cafes. I find the people of Limavady to be friendly and chatty (no I’m not a resident lol). 

The Roe Valley Centre us a little gem in the heart of the town. There’s always a free exhibition on and the offer a great range of classes for children, young people and adults. I would love to fit in some leisure courses and am going to make a real effort to try new things. 

They have a theatre for music, plays and film too.

I’m going up next week to see the Louise McLean exhibition. Louise is a local willow artist who makes amazing sculptures and baskets. You might have heard of her because she has been on This Morning on ITV and was on RTE’s Craft Master. Anyway I’m looking forward to her new ‘bogland, branches and the beach’ exhibition. I will let you know all about it at a later date.

Here is a link to the Roe Valley Centre website – 

http://www.roevalleyarts.com/