I have written before about how The Curate and I like to buy art and craft work that we both feel has some connection with our lives. When we moved to this parish we could not find anything that spoke to us about the moor so we ended up buying Shirley the Sheep for our garden. She has graced the bottom of our garden and turned many a visitor's head when they spot her there.
Yesterday The Curate and I stopped at a craft workshop in a remote part of the moor and came across the work of Richard Glass. His work is usually brightly coloured but he has also made a range of glassware to reflect Dartmoor. We were both taken by this particular bowl and so we bought it. It will remind us of our time here in this parish and how much we have enjoyed living so close to Dartmoor.
It marks the point at which we can look back to when we moved here and begin to look forward to where we might be going. By coming here, both The Curate and I have learned a lot about ourselves and about what being an Anglican vicar can involve. I hope to write more about this in a later blog but for now, we will enjoy our new bowl and take each day as it comes.