October 2011

Sunday morning colours

Lovely October light this morning in the kitchen. Couldn’t resist another colour post.


Danish Modern and the London Riots






Last month we went to the opening of a new shop near where we live. It’s called Chase & Sorensen and it’s right opposite the Pembury Estate, which was one of the flashpoints of the recent London riots. Brilliant shop, stocking vintage Danish furniture and decorative objects in beautiful condition, plus a very nice café at the front – I can recommend the smoked salmon. I wish them well with it!

Chairs on fire

Just back from a blustery week spent walking along my favourite coastline in Northumberland. Huge skies, empty beaches and more than enough wind to blow the cobwebs away.

The windiest day by far was last Wednesday, which we spent on Lindisfarne (Holy Island). The gusts were so strong I had difficulty standing up. Looking towards the Castle (restored by Lutyens) I was struck by the similarity between its shape on the skyline and the bonfire pile under construction for Guy Fawkes Night. Lots of chairs on top. It reminded me of the work of Doris Salcedo.

In the walled garden, designed by Gertrude Jekyll, the flowers were dancing.

The Ship Inn was a good place to shelter.

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