Saturday, 26 September 2009


Currently reading: Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

"There is a religion somewhere in the world that believes we all die twice; once in the normal way and the second time when the last person who really knew us dies, so one's living memory is gone from the earth."

So many words! I thought it would never end! An interesting read but the ending, possibly because I couldn't wait to get to it as I ploughed through the pages, left me disappointed.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


A trip to the V&A to see the new ceramics gallery.

Followed by a cuppa in the beautiful Gamble Room. This room, and two other richly decorated rooms, formed the first museum restaurant in the world and were intended as a showpiece of modern design, craftsmanship and manufacturing.

(Note to self: remember to charge camera battery before going out!)

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The September Issue

The September Issue.
A very pleasant surprise to see such wrinkly staff at Vogue!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Harris Tweed

Really enjoying watching Tweed on BBC 4 and seeing how the gorgeous scenery of Harris inspired the cloth designs.
(photo from Visit Scotland)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

"Ultimate Chocolate Roulade"

Made for a birthday girl, from Mary Berry's Simple Cakes.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Ancient as the Hills

Currently reading: Ancient as the Hills by James Lees-Milne

"Joan Evans lunched .... Truly she is a horrid old thing. She spat the meat into her fingers and on to the table without using a fork. She gurked, and farted. In speaking to me at luncheon she let fly an enormous piece of artichoke. I saw it coming and ducked. She saw me duck and rise again and resume the conversation as though nothing had happened. How absurd social conventions are when you do not know people well enough to laugh over these incidents. Neither of us betrayed by one muscle of the face what both had noticed."

Friday, 4 September 2009


Butterbeans with sweet chilli sauce and herbs from the Ottolenghi cookery book. Delicious!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Mid-August Lunch

A happy, warm film and full of colour - from the characters, the clothing and the walls!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


It's only 2nd September but already signs of Autumn are appearing.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Many a mickle makes a muckle - or the small things can add up to a lot.
Hopefully this collection of small things will one day add up to a fabulous blog!