Month: June 2016

By Georgia, she’s got it…

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Travel Stuff / what's getting my attention

Coming this month to the Tate Modern…. “Men put me down as the best woman painter…I think I’m one of the best painters” – Georgia O’Keeffe There aren’t any O’Keeffe works collected in the UK, so this is a rare chance to get up close and personal if you don’t live in the US. Widely recognised now as a pioneer of twentieth century art and an American art icon. Tate Modern 6 July – 30 October ’16 While […]

time to buy..

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Things I love / What we're wearing now / what's getting my attention

A snazzy jumper. This spring and summer have to have taken the British biscuit. It’s been the wettest June ever and the temperature plummeted by so much, that at one point, the wood nearly got chucked back onto the burner. So, what to wear in these post Brexit apocalyptic times, that can weather both the actual storms and the domestic and global ones? Bring on the snazzy jumper. Light enough to shove in a bag when […]

Chaos Theory…

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I’ve been on a blog sabbatical this past week or so…. Didn’t feel much like procrastinating nor pondering the light-hearted, which is unlike me. My normal modus operandi is to find humour in all corners, whether that’s the gallows humour variety, or the side splitting laugh-til-it-hurts one. But recent events have got to me.  Increasingly it feels like we’re steam-rolling towards chaos and there’s no-one around to put the breaks on.  The Brexit referendum here […]

To take a path…

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...less followed.. Before I get started on this post, I want to pre-empt the fact that it is firmly in the “first world problem” category, so far as dilemmas go. My children aren’t starving, we have all the privileges of living in the UK, safety, warmth and means. And yet. Here are my husband and me….feeling like our little family is stifled and stuck. I commute for hours each day, a sacrifice I’m prepared to […]