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Views From Brantwood
2016-10-26 11:11
Brantwood, on the shores of Coniston Water, is a magical place. John Ruskin (nineteenth-century writer, poet, artist, philanthropist, radical, altruist and deep-thinker way ahead… Read More
Apples And Pears
2016-10-18 12:06
A few years ago I played badminton every Monday evening. I loved this weekly leaping around the court, playing sport while laughing. We were all of a roughly similar standard… Read More
In A Vase On Monday: Pink
2016-10-10 11:04
There’s an old wooden sideboard opposite the door to the coat/shoe lobby by our front door. We bought it at a local auction not long after we’d moved here, wh… Read More
Blustery Days And Bara Brith
2016-10-06 16:00
Yep, it’s definitely autumn. There’s a nip in the easterly wind and this morning I needed a warm coat for the first time since spring; collar up, hands shoved deep… Read More
In A Vase On Monday: October Offering
2016-10-03 13:02
Oh, it is a glorious day out there today – blue sky, barely any wind, sparkling sea and there’s that soft, autumnal light. And it is warm, almost hot, in the most… Read More
My Neighbour’s Kniphofia
2016-09-28 12:40
Kniphofia, otherwise known as Red hot poker, is not a plant that I’m usually drawn to. I’ve often seen it looking rather forlorn, a tatty garden plant that l… Read More
Georgia, And A Surprise In The Laundry
2016-09-22 19:12
I whizzed up to London on Tuesday to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at Tate Modern (which is on until 30th October). I was familiar with some of her paintings – t… Read More
In A Vase On Monday: Fading
2016-09-19 14:29
The farmer has been muck-spreading. I can’t describe the smell other than to tell you that it catches in the back of the throat and almost makes your eyes water. On the upside, t… Read More
Summer’s End
2016-09-17 10:25
YesterdayRain is lashing against the windows as I sit here writing. Proper driving rain. Our little black cat appeared just now and jumped up onto my lap – soggy&nb&hell…Read More

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