After an eight month hiatus, I am back to the blog again. While my life continued to be compelling, I took a detour from chronicling the lives of my family – in particular my grandmother Jean Kaine to carry out 28 free workshops in jewellery making and other arts with groups of children, women and others in my community. No time for writing as I learned new techniques and toted my bags of tools, supplies and paints from place to place. I will return to the family history in the future but am about to make some stories in the here and now as I embark on a great adventure to India and Nepal for a month with my daughter. Stay tuned……..