Kyra, one of the residency partners, knows about and loves breadfruit. Pity I did not have any in my suitcase to cook up an oil down! But I did bring Ann’s tamarind balls, which are going down well. Also, found out today that Roderick, the other residency partner, was part of the Nautilus crew that explored Kick ‘em Jenny in 2013. He even found time to explore Fort George and the town of Saint George, and brought home Grenada nutmeg. Now I really feel badly that I forgot my bag of nutmeg at home.
The weather is warm enough this afternoon that I am sleeveless in the studio. Earlier this morning it was about 4°C and I was in my ‘little-red-riding-hood’ ensemble with gloves, scarf and hat, as I left the schoolhouse for a brisk turn around the neighbourhood.
Feutersoey is clean. No doubt about their house-proudness. The recycling centre is clean, no odours or ominous wet patches. In the paper section, magazines, newspapers, bags, etc are neatly tied up with string. Real corks are kept in a bin, and there is one for batteries as well. Motor oil and food oil also have their drums. Styrofoam and plastic bottles are stored in huge body bags suspended from the ceiling. Outside there are 4 metal containers for glass and aluminium. I stuck my camera inside of one just for the heck of it. No surprise that even the inside of their garbage containers is clean.
Apart from house pride, there is great store set on the honour system. Cheese makers leave small fridges outside their farms, with ‘self-service’ signs. You take the cheese, and leave the money. Apparently the honour system works well here – it is a small village, where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows what’s going on.
There is an open market in a week’s time and we are all preparing for this… as a way to meet the community and to encourage visits to our studio. I’m doing a set of my arty birds, inspired by Lilo at Art Fabrik, who is Swiss! Clearly this Grenada-Swiss human GPS thing was meant to be.
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