Monthly Archives: July 2012

Goodbye July

My file is full of drafts of tetchy blogs which will never see the light of day as the uncertainties of the past few weeks have been sapping my good humour.  Is everyone else having a momentous sort of July? … Continue reading

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Domestic Pleasures

Oh, bathtime is such fun!  Not by the look I’m getting:  I think it says, “I though you were my friend.”   Note the colour of the water – well, he had been swimming.

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Vosges Paris Giveaway

See it here – thrilled to be working with Desiree, a true tastemaker ~ Isn’t it amazing that she is in the Netherlands and being read all round the world, I am here in Northern California and feel so drawn … Continue reading

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The Guddle

I am in a hopeless guddle, right now, this minute. There are tables all over the house, each with a function, each laden. I have rolls of fabric, and boxes of boxes, walls hung with hooks hung with useful things. … Continue reading

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Summer: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace is the first plant I can remember, from a picnic in in a green, tree-ringed meadow in Yorkshire with a little stream running through – my brother caught minnows in a jam-jar, and I heard my first … Continue reading

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Projects are fizzing in my brain. Our house already looks like a row of beach huts, so I have had the bright idea of painting each segment a different colour on the water side, sure to make my neighbours mad. … Continue reading

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