I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

Do you know anyone who does not enjoy sitting near a fountain, a river, the sea? I certainly don’t. Although my skin, if unprotected, burns within ten minutes in the summer sun, I would love to live by the seaside or failing that  near a river or lake. My husband and...
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...
O Hanami – Flower Watching.

O Hanami – Flower Watching.

It’s been rather wet and chilly, in my corner of France, near Paris, these last two weeks. While the vegetation and crops are soaking up the badly needed rain, it has also meant that the beautiful Spring blossom has disappeared. It has been battered to the...
SPRING BEAUTIES

SPRING BEAUTIES

When I was a teenager, I secretly wanted to be an artist, like my mother, who went to art school in her forties. But I was not ready then, I did not have her artistic flair, so I studied languages and art history instead. My life long interest in art, both classic and...
ALL IS VANITY – VANITAS STILL LIFE

ALL IS VANITY – VANITAS STILL LIFE

And now for something completely different – gloriously dark and moody images. While on holiday in northern Italy last summer, we visited a large number of museums and art collections. Personally, I’m more drawn to contemporary and modern art, rather than...

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