My week started with SNOW….well, to be fair, it falls every hour on the hour in City Place from 7 – 9pm but unlike the real thing, it does not hang around for ages causing problems on the roads and making sidewalks slippery. I love it when the snow starts in West Palm and people gather to watch this phenomenon, particularly the children who gaze upwards at the sky eagerly awaiting the white stuff. And when it finally tumbles gently out of the carefully fashioned holes in the tops of the palm trees everyone rushes to catch it in their hands and to take as many photos as possible, an absolute delight!
The weather for the rest of the week has been mixed, lots of rain which has often fallen in huge sheets which have certainly left the gardens and plants smiling from leaf to leaf. I have been caught out twice this week by venturing out on the bike in the full certainty that is would not rain only to be proven wrong. It is unusual weather in England too as the weather up until now has been unseasonably warm with it turning unseasonably this weekend when snow fell on much of the country, thank goodness, not where I live! This is the very first year that we have named the storms that have started to arrive…first Abigail and this last one…Barney! Be interesting to see what comes next.
Anyone who has not visited the restaurant come gallery called Emko on Dixie is missing a huge treat. This creative, quirky, extremely unusual eaterie is wonderful and worth a visit even if only to see the decor both inside and outside, a delight that pleases on every level.
As well as the Norton on Thursday evening, there was a workshop at The lake Worth Art League and run by AnnaMaria Hunt. It was such fun and I met some very interesting people as we all sat creating mail art out of the envelopes and other papers available. Mail art is an art that became popular in the 50’s and 60’s although some people would argue that it started when Cleopatra mailed herself to Julius Ceasar rolled in a carpet…very romantic! Look out for these workshops, you may find something that will interest you, I can highly recommend them.
Evening on the avenue was absolutely lovely last week, the duo singing were very entertaining and there were Christmas Cards to be written for vets who are in hospital over the holiday period, a lovely idea which is a great tradition here. Mary Lindsey is the organiser and trust me, with her in charge you can be sure that no vets will be missed out!
Then the clothes swap….how fabulous, women arriving from all over Lake Worth with clothes and accessories no longer wanted or worn all on display for others to claim as part of a brand new wardrobe. What fun these events are….women going from rail to rail trying on clothes and asking for advice from each other, finding something that would suit someone else in the room….an awesome idea. AND….everything that is left ends up in one of our local thrift stores, everyone wins.
Lastly to the Beach Club where Jill Karlin was giving a presentation on Lee Butler’s ( her late husband) wonderful work on Ekotecture. Entitled ‘A Vision for Lake Worth’, an interesting vision which would put Lake Worth firmly and squarely on the map……..worth looking into!