We had a weekend in Glasgow recently. It was great to get away and spend time in a city and I was very keen to see the Burrell Collection. I visited there in the ’80s and so wanted to know how they had spent £68million on renovating it recently and see if it was worth the money. It was!

The collection is magnificent and so is the building. It makes the most of new technology without taking away from the collection itself. It is set in a glorious park and we were very lucky because it didn’t rain.

We also visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to see the paintings of the Glasgow Boys amongst much else. It was a Sunday afternoon and we arrived just as an organ recital was beginning. The sound filled the huge space. It was very moving and added to the experience.

So, as well as eating some very good food, it was a great trip.

Now, I’m preparing for two exhibitions which are coming up. I’m going to show a selection of my work and as the exhibitions are in Cumbria, I’m going to include two of my pastels of Ullswater. Here’s one of them.

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