IMG_0026I’m writing this from my new studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Yes, Leeds! After many happy years in Scotland, we took the plunge and moved the whole kit and caboodle to lovely Yorkshire, including all these fabulous stones and shells I’ve collected in my travels. It meant saying goodbye to many friends and leaving one of the most stunning landscapes in the world, but we’re settling in another friendly city in a beautiful county. It will take me a while to get used to a completely new accent and local culture, but  the prospect is exciting. I’ll be sharing photos and thoughts about my new life as I go along, but if you’d like to know what I thought of Leeds the first time I ever visited here, take a look at this archived post from 2011. At the time I had no clue that I’d ever come back here, but life takes interesting turns sometimes!