About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Frome With a View: Milk Street Painting

Frome With a View Painting: Milk Street
Here’s a quick screen shot of a painting I’ve done for Frome Open Studios, inspired by my local (pub), The Griffin. It is on Milk Street, opposite this sign and has a brewery (The Milk Street Brewery). It also has a pool room upstairs, where I am the undefeated champion at table football.

Visiting Eco Homes in Frome

At the weekend, it was Frome Open Homes, where you could see what other people were doing to minimise their environmental impact. From new builds to retrofitting; insulation to food growing; it was a diverse mix.

The places I visited included an old house where the double glazed conservatory was retrofitted to become quadruple glazed and a swanky barn conversion which used the River Frome to provide hydropower to put into the grid – enough for more than 130 homes.