Residents of the Alwynes sometimes open their door and find a painted stone on the step.
Paul Cooper is the gifter, decorating stones found by the river, painting them to highlight something special about the recipient.
Each stone a jewel, a unique object that brings joy and laughter in these strange times.
"I got the idea when out walking with Anne and we came across a small stone with 'stay safe' written on it. I thought, 'I can do that' and I will attempt to put something relevant to the household on it as well. It passes time which is a bonus and I enjoy doing them. The best part is seeing people's faces when one lands on their doorstep. I'm certain that more will turn up in the future as I am now getting deliveries of stones. Hopefully it will encourage the children to have a go."
Nancy's stone . . . there's space for more . . .
more wonderful stones