A group of walkers from the CSMA site at Whitemead experienced a special treat while out on a hike in the forest.
The tour guide was pointing out the residence of the renowned ceramic artist, Mary Rose Young. The vibrantly colourful Oak House was recently featured on the local BBC news and in the press because Mary Rose intends to sell it. As the guide was showing some photos from the local newspaper, Mary Rose herself popped out to greet the group.
The group was delighted to meet her. She revealed her intention to find a place where she can combine her art work with a b&b establishment. She encouraged the group to pay a visit to the gallery when they had time, and even offered to serve coffee!