Just a quick update.
Firstly thank-you to everyone who sent me messages.
Well after a very busy day yesterday moving my friends stuff out of her house into mine (she has seen the light after he tried to hit her again). He is currently in the local lockup being processed and we took all that is hers out of the house and she is getting a friend whose husband to drive her to <hidden> where she will be safe and can start to rebuild her life.
Anyhow this afternoon we were enjoying a cuppa and she asked me about my wood working, if I had made anything lately – I decided not to tell her about my latest exploit. She saw a few of my pens and said whistfully that she wished she had the skill to turn. Not one to turn down an opportunity to bring more non-woodworking heathens into the fold and taking into account her broken ankle I brought my pen lathe inside to the dining table. A couple of failed attempts and she made a pen for herself. Not strictly woodworking as it was an acrylic blank, but I find they tend to be more forgiving and her lack of mobility would limit her movements.
An eventful week but in the end for the better.
-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!