Category Archives: Interiors

The Royal Kitchens at Kew

Wasn’t I lucky to win the golden ticket to go along with a friend to see The Royal Kitchens at Kew. Was great to get an idea of all the culinary and preserving tasks that went on in this building, … Continue reading

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Sitting at the kitchen table over cup of tea my friend suddenly explodes saying, ‘I hate carnations, the one sitting in that old pot is beautiful, you’ve made me fall in love with them.’ And yes she’s right, though fashions come … Continue reading

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Plantation Shutters

There’s a big want for plantation shutters here in Kingston. It’s a popular densely packed residential area. High on the wish list for lots of people is to have the privacy to chill out in their front room without the … Continue reading

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Sydenham Arts Festival

Noiselessly emails appear in my inbox. Sometimes very, very tasty ones from talented artists like Trinia Dalziel, to tell me that she’s taking part in  the Sydenham Art Trail. Your chance to see what artists are up to catch it this … Continue reading

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Though a very thuggish plant I cant help celebrating the beautiful blue flowers of alkanet. The plant springs up all over the garden, once in it’s difficult to get rid of this pest. But in spite of this I cant … Continue reading

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Technical Glitches

Yes it’s great when these technical things are working and not so good when they’re not. I’m having problems posting pictures on this blog at the moment. The technical whizz is away, so please bare with me ’til he’s back! … Continue reading

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There’s a whole load of thought going on here about what makes home sweet home. Yes it’s about being with the ones you love in a safe place but what else is it about? There’s the way home looks, feels, … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, London

Fulham Palace Road with it’s heavy urban traffic, crawling along in the car, ears protesting from the noise of heavy trucks grinding through the gears, in the summer a hot dusty street, pavement sticky and melting, somewhere I try to … Continue reading

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New Sofa Covers

Following on from Kaffe Fassett needlepoint your own design, here’s a very tasty sofa covered in hand sewn fabric at Osterley Park. The pictures are not great but they show life isn’t about one size fits all and give an … Continue reading

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Beautiful Rhubarb

Every time I see rhubarb growing I am filled with awe at the uncurling of the gigantic leaves. I got to thinking the plants are so beautiful with their fresh green deeply crunkled leaves and intense red stems, they’d make … Continue reading

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