Peter and Jos Hadfield moved to Cornwall from Surrey where they raised their three children.
They discovered Roselidden one wild, wet and windy December day in 2007, and, even though it was falling down and festooned with brambles and nettles, recognised its inherent beauty. So started the journey to share the special nature of this place.
Their vision for Roselidden is for it to be somewhere that provides refuge from the stresses of modern living, and be a centre for all creative practice.
Peter spent his working life in the oil industry, as an engineering project manager developing and deploying the technology to hook up pipelines and umbilicals in very deep water with remotely operated vehicles.
Now retired, he looks after the physical environment at Roselidden; almost a full time job in its own right!
Jos discovered T’ai Chi more than twenty five years ago, and still finds it a powerful means of exploring how we use the body. Teaching this has brought great learning as well as immense pleasure. Similarly, Zen Brushwork, where full body movement combines with mark making, offers insight and increased mindfulness. An early interest in textiles led to a Fine Art Degree at Winchester Art School, and further means of working with form to express our response to space.
Both share a love for the visual, performing and creative arts.