Do You Shinrin Yoku?

Do You Shinrin Yoku?

Some years ago I started a book club with a few English-speaking locals, who have now become great friends. We named the club The Montainville Literary Society, after the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by  Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows,...
Listen While You Walk ….

Listen While You Walk ….

One of my all time favourite books is: Romancing The Ordinary by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It is a month by month celebration of simple splendour, such as the tiny drops of dew on this head of cow parsley. I recently read the chapter The Listening Walk, in which the...
The Nabis – The First Interior Designers.

The Nabis – The First Interior Designers.

I recently went to an exhibition at the Musée de Luxembourg, which is in the gardens of the same name. Over the years I’ve spent quite a lot of time in the Jardins de Luxembourg, first as a student when I was getting a postgrad qualification and many years later, as a...

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