Monthly Archives: June 2011

Roman Silchester (Calleva) – lost or found?

Today I walked at Silchester, my very favourite place to walk! I should explain to those who don’t live in Berkshire that, as well as being a small village, Silchester is also a large, circular area held in by ruined … Continue reading

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Scented landscape – thoughts on the importance of perfume

My childhood world was completely devoid of complex perfumes.  Lux or maybe Pears soap, cleaning products that smelt like cleaning products – maybe with a hint of lemon (though I think that came later), the astringent “scent” of hairspray and … Continue reading

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New botanical paintings added to gallery

Two new botanical paintings have just been added online, work that I have completed over the past couple of weeks.  Botanical  subjects seem to be my “thing” at the moment, possibly because of my new-found passion for gardening, also because … Continue reading

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Fretwork and flamboyance – Brighton Royal Pavilion

With the opportunity to grab a short break away (and wanting to head off on a Bloomsbury pilgrimage, as per my earlier post) we found ourselves in Brighton for the day to target the Radical Bloomsbury exhibition.  This also provided … Continue reading

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Longest day and a whole lot of sheep

As the days have been getting much longer, I’ve been making the most of them by going for ever-more evening walks with Rudi. I headed out for one of these yesterday evening at Swallowfield Park, one of my usual haunts. … Continue reading

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An unexpected gem

Have walked past Mapledurham Church (St. Margaret’s) I don’t know how many times over the years but finally got to pop inside the other week after the craft fair next door. Fortunately I had my camera with me as I discovered … Continue reading

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