Monday, 14 September 2009


We started on Sunday with "breakfast" at The Shop, Michael Brennand-Wood, seen here with Ann Wise and Mr Chair!, joined us and we chatted over croissants, biscuits and chocolate brownies - yum.

It was then a short walk to drinks in The Cloisters are Jesus College - bubbles got the networking going and we enjoyed the sculpture in the Cloister Gardens which formed part of the sculpture trial in the college grounds - so we saw wonderful textiles and art by Anthony Gormley!

It was then lunch in The Upper Hall - we had a beautifully presented and served three course lunch and some of our new members were able to meet and chat with others for the first time.
A big thanks goes to the professionalism of all at Jesus who made the day work so smoothly.

Mary Cozens-Walker and Ann Wise joined us for lunch and over coffee and chocolates Michael gave us an entertaining fast track talk through the more important pieces of his art work. He wisely talked fast and furious so we had to concentrate to keep up so he managed the no mean feat of keeping an audience awake after lunch and wine!

Suddenly it was time to go, the day went so quickly and even though I was hosting the event I did, for once, thoroughly enjoy it - everything went smoothly, everyone chatted, laughed and joked and importantly, made connections with each other. I loved it - so thank you all those that came and supported the event and I hope to see more of you next time.

We are also pleased to welcome Mary Cozens-Walker as a new member and thank her for her voluntary support over the last week. We are pleased that she shares ERTF's vision of the way forward so joined as a fully paid up member.

Mary seen here on the left with member Mavis Howard - who made our first sale at The Shop, Wendy Greene's Cambridge Blues. See more on Blog re this!