Yesterday evening, I attended a wonderful beginner's silversmith course, run by Adam King ( ).

I felt dreadful on the way there. I've been sick for a couple of weeks with a low grade chest infection, and the thought of heading out in the fog and rain to a "class" was NOT enticing!

The three hour workshop flew by, and was great fun. Everyone finished a practice piece in copper and a small silver locket. Adam's style was gentle and unpatronising. I was interested to hear of his career shifts, from surveying, to architectural model making, to construction to jewellery making.

Surprisingly, I arrived home less tired than I left, and slept soundly and well.