We had a wonderful artist, Ghadah Alkandari from Kuwait, staying with us recently. She stayed in Rose Cottage, here at Grove Farm and spent her time painting, writing and exploring the countryside on foot. We were very touched by a gift Ghadah left for us in the cottage on her departure. It’s a striking self-portrait with a background of beautiful and vibrant roses. We haven’t decided where to hang it yet; it will either go in our own home or possibly in its rightful place in Rose Cottage, to be enjoyed by other guests. Either way, we absolutely love it and will treasure it always. Thank you Ghadah x Rose Cottage – a self portrait by Ghadah Alkandari. Ghadah also wrote a couple of charming blog posts on her blog Pretty Green Bullet: Day One and Day Two with photos of her stay with us. To view more of Ghadah’s work, please visit her website www.ghadahalkandari.com Pictures and information published with kind permission.