Gathered Cheer Social trip to lovely Faversham

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

On Saturday the 11th, I took a train together with some very nice girls – Lynne, Sarah, and Ruth for our little trip to Faversham to meet Kate and get to know her new town. I have been there several times, and the more I visit the more I like it. This trip was organsied by Ruth Garner, as part of her Gathered Cheer Social.
I find very important to meet up with people who appreciate the same things as I do, when you work on your own, and spend too much time in your studio, it is good to meet with nice people, share ideas, experiences, dreams, etc…I make a priority to meet up with friends, go to networking events, socialise with new people, sometimes I join a walking group, some others I go to press events, design shows, etc…

Kate gave us a little tour around Faversham, together with Hannah, who lives there too. We explored the town center, the farmer’s market, antique shops, admired the very old English architecture, and walked across the town through the brewery area to the creek. We were blessed with a summery weather, while it was raining back in London, weird English weather...
The Blue shed
The highlight of the day was ‘tea time’ at Kate’s allotment. She had prepared a delicious homemade choice of cakes (her mother baked them) and teas, that we all happily ate while admiring the little blue shed, which Nikalas (boyfriend) has built with so much love.

Kate and Nikalas Shed is the best little house I have never seem. He built it out of scaffolding wood planks. It is such a cosy and pretty space, Kate spend hours in there working on her drawings for her pattern collections. Their allotment is pretty impressive too. They grow veggies, fruits and flowers. They have created the perfect place for relaxing, being creative and entertaining family and friends. I went away with some ideas for my garden, which I will be working on in the next few weeks.
There is an old lady living in the cabin (below) by the creek, all year around. She seems to have it all very organised, cooking area, laundry hanging area near by, etc...I like the romantic idea of it, but I wonder how cold it may get in Winter...
We ended our day at The Yard cafe, a very pretty place in town, for a delicious lunch, and some relaxing time before heading back to London.
Thanks Kate for having us, and to Ruth and Lynne for organizing the gathering, it was a very beautiful trip in great company! 

 Photos by me

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