It has been such a joy to be in touch with friends from the past, such as my good friend and former colleague Nick Summerton and his wife Ailee. They met me at the Rising Sun, close to the Hospice where I had been attending the first of a new weekly group on Genealogy. John, the facilitator, seems to know his stuff, and has set us as homework to start the process of delving into our family trees. I plan to explore my mother’s line (Dorothy Shave, and her mother was nee Adeane), since my uncle Peter has already done a complete job on my father’s (his brother’s) side of the family.
Regarding woodturning, I have received through the post two sticks of Carnauba Wax, and so I have applied it to the two tumblers and a bowl, to very good effect. I understand that this is a “food-safe” finish.