Given that it’s a Bank Holiday Sunday in May and it’s raining, myself and the good lady decided to make today the first trip of the year to the East Neuk of Fife which is one of my absolute favourite places in the country.

We’re going back in the summer for the Pittenweem Art Festival, where the small fishing village becomes one big gallery for a couple of weeks and Julie will be exhibiting some work in one of the open exhibitions.  But even outwith the Festival, it’s a very arty sort of place and we’ve made a few friends with some of the gallery owners.

Crail is a gorgeous part of the Neuk and is home to The Crail Gallery, run by Susie Lacome and David Sim.  They specialise in lino prints and silkscreen work and all of it brings a smile to my face.  Susie’s work usually includes at least two of the following elements: a fish van, woman blethering, washing hanging out of the line, cats, gulls and fish creels.  If you’re lucky, you might find one that contains all five.

Anyway, if you’re in the area, well worth a visit.