For my first few days I stayed with Monique and Gerard. They were so kind to me and I felt very much at home. Monique is the author of her own book on Fromelles and I was inspired by 2 of her pictures for my first pieces I will make in Fromelles.
Monique is also an excellent cook and I tried different breads and cheeses, Hare Casserole and was spoilt with her cooking.
Gerard speaks English very well and was so helpful translating. He has a good knowledge of Fromelles and took me to see some of the monuments, giving me background on the battle and important aspects of the history of Fromelles. With this knowledge I can add depth and interpretation to my ceramic pieces.
I also found out they have good beer here in Fromelles. My favourite is a Belgium Beer called Troll. and when they serve beer the glasses match. Gerard even drove me all the way to Belgium to purchase a special glass to take home.
This is the view from my Bedroom
Thank you to Monique and Gerard for making my first days in Fromelles so inspiring and comfortable.