Category Archives: Senses

Good Friday

No apologies for another scene of cosy domesticity. This after all is what so many interiors are about, home is a reflection of us, it tells our story. Mine is a wish for a safe, comfortable nest that delights the … Continue reading

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Notes From a Swedish Kitchen

As well as the bigger picture my work is about the detail which includes entertaining all the senses. I’m always on the look out for inspiration to help me engage the senses. Cooking is one way so I was delighted … Continue reading

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Blossom Days

A few days of sunshine and warmth and suddenly the bare twiggy winter trees burst into blossom, the dull days lit up with their bright froth.

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Sour Dough Toast

Just getting to grips with the sour dough bread so lots of practising going on. I’m liking the rich and intense flavour of these thin toasty slices. I’ve been playing about to find the best way to cut thin slices. The bread … Continue reading

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RHS Wisley Gardens

It’s not often you get the chance of having a really big eyeful of wildflower meadows. If you hurry on down to RHS Wisley Gardens there’s the chance to catch the most amazing performance of spring flowering going on.

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Boatswain Lighting

On the look out for lighting which isn’t just a source of illumination but also a focal point. Yes, cross my heart and hope to die,  I would forgo any amount of stair carpet to cross this Drum Chandelier, at Boatswain … Continue reading

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Garden Birds

Each spring, round about the same time, I open my ears in the hope of hearing the call of the curlew. Their long burbling call rippling over the barren moorland landcape is no longer there, I forget I’m a townie … Continue reading

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Specimen Plants, Bringing the Outside In

I love to bring outdoors in with specimen plants from the garden. Pot up a plant and bring into the house. Bringing them up higher means you have the chance to see the detail close up as well as enjoy … Continue reading

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Bees Make Honey

The loud, lazy drone of a bee as it labours up the garden towards my studio window makes me look up from my table. A sliver of sunshine and they are out and about getting on with the job, brave … Continue reading

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Cut Flowers all Summer Long

Yes, yes I agree this blog is fast becoming a flower website. However I just wanted to urge you start thinking about scattering some seeds around your patch because the results for minimum effort is pretty spectacular. Imagine it jugs … Continue reading

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