Solstice Part 2

  • July 9, 2012 3:10 pm

The best thing about spending a week up in Coigach, in the far north west of the British mainland, was just the absolute sense of calm and tranquility. Having a breather from the daily grind, computers, laundry, DIY, and just all those jobs that you do all the time in normal life. It was just…

Solstice Part 1

  • July 3, 2012 8:00 pm

We drove a long way over the week of summer solstice. Over a thousand miles. We left home a day later than intended after our very elderly (yet economic and fuel efficient after we had a new engine put in – don’t ask!) motor vehicle failed it’s MOT and needed some rather expensive repairs before…

back

  • July 2, 2012 11:03 pm

It seems incredible to me that I haven’t posted for more than a fortnight. I had a brief holiday from the internets, as promised, though after a few days I couldn’t resist sharing a few instagrams of where we spent solstice week, just over the water from the Summer Isles at the settlement of Polbain…

jubilation

  • June 6, 2012 8:06 pm

I don’t so much ‘do’ royalty because I like the idea that we are all equal type thing, but flags and the English seaside played a part in our long weekend. We drove down south to visit our lovely friends in Worthing. Much eating of cake and drinking of wine took place, so thanks Queenie…

visionary planting

  • May 21, 2012 7:00 am

Today I am excited to share an interview with John Warland, one half of the award-winning design duo FlemonsWarland, who have teamed up with World Vision for their debut at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. Using bold design and clever planting, the pair articulate the strong ethical and ecological values at the core of…

Norwhere

  • April 16, 2012 4:47 pm

At the end of March the three of us travelled to Norway to visit friends in the mountains. It was Violet’s first time on a plane. She loved it. And she also kind of LOVED spending a week running around forests in the snow and hanging out with Oskar and Teo, our friends’ little boys…