The other week Polly and I took a trip to Haarlem, wandered the streets, saw blossom and cats and beautiful window displays. We ate croquettes and tapas and things we probably shouldn’t have eaten. We bought souvenirs from the second-hand market and postcards from everywhere we went, and a very kind man gave me a … Continue reading Holland: Adventures in Haarlem→
I was about to leave the house for the train station, but then a snowflake fluttered by. That busy day of meetings turned into a tea and email fest at home. Snow day. The chickens wouldn’t come out of their house for fear that the sky was falling. I had to take porridge and sweetcorn … Continue reading These Recent Things: Go, Go, Snow, Stop→
I should have written sooner. All those days blurring busily into weeks, months. Today I’ve found, in between baking an apple cake and prepping for the Renaissance Photography Prize portfolio reviews, a pocket of time that would have otherwise been filled. Right now I should have been in Tel Aviv launching an exhibition, giving portfolio … Continue reading These Recent Things: Cats, Cruise Ships & Cars→
It’s Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining, there’s a gentle breeze swaying the lavender from side to side outside the window as chubby bees hang on to it tightly, and we’re going to have pizza for dinner. It’s a good day. Last week I had to help little Patty Slipper leave for chicken heaven (she … Continue reading These Recent Things: Belfast, Edinburgh, Holland & Home→
It seems I rarely have time these days to sit down and write to you (yes, you!) Life is busy and full, and it appears to take a bone breakage or a surgical procedure to slow me down for a moment and give me sofa typing time. So, here, these recent things that aren’t so recent, … Continue reading These Recent Things: Pigeons, Pies & Positive Vibes→
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