Walking through Hyde Park on a rainy day.

Whenever I walk through a London Park I am reminded how lucky we are to have so much nature and beauty in a city. I always feel that it is a lucky gift to see a Heron, I don’t know why I think that, but I like the idea so am going to keep it….

The Serpentine Pavilion 13

“It is a really fundamental question how architecture is different from nature, or how architecture could be part of nature, or how they could be merged…what are the boundaries between nature and artificial things.” Sou Fujimoto Yesterday I finally got around to see this years a pavilion. As I approached I was underwhelmed by the…

When it all goes wrong

It started out so well, a new culinary experiment! stuff a giant mushroom with spinach, bread and cheese, and the old favourite if chicken thigh cooked in a bacon, tomato sauce… It was going so well… And then I attempted my first experiment in a baked desert. It sounded so good, a raspberry and dark…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

This photograph I took a few years ago, but have been re looking at today. I think it is a masterpiece because this is an unedited “holiday snap” that was taken in Angouleme, France last year, For me it is real, and surreal in one space. The city house many amazing pieces of street art,…

When you run out of inspiration: Photo Remix

I love it when you are sitting working, and take a break to get a bit of inspiration, and someone else is doing the same as you. The world is a small place, and we are not alone!

The Power Of Quiet

Originally posted on 101 Books:
I apologize if this is a little off topic today. I don’t normally post about nonfiction here at 101 Books. But as an introvert, I find this both fascinating and encouraging. Susan Cain is a nonfiction author who wrote a book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that…

Healthy eating our favourite things

We wanted pizza for dinner so instead of buying one, I made it! fresh ingredients (even herbs from the garden) low salt and sugar ( the base recipe wanted 4 times more than I put in and I really don’t think it needed it!) and I have to say, delicious! So I have blogged about…

Doing it for yourself

This week I went to a 3 day residential boot camp. It was an experience I hope I never forget, definitely good and bad bits, but overall worth every second. I think a large part of life is about learning, and here is what I learnt. The good bits: do it for yourself: it is…