Monthly Archives: July 2013

Forever Polida

Nous sommes en vacances. Voici une jolie chanson. Moussu T e lei Jovents

Jelly Green At The Workhouse

Jelly Green’s paintings will be exhibited at The Workhouse Gallery, Presteigne as part of this year’s Presteigne Festival, 21-27 August.

Elizabethan Oaks

Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire (not to be confused with its namesake Hatfield Forest in Essex) is home to an extraordinary number of venerable old oak trees, many of them believed to be over 1200 years old. A walk around the … Read more

A Line Of Dylan Thomas

This morning the washing line reminded me of Dylan Thomas: The force that through the green fuse dri(v)es the flower…

A Wonderful Web

There’s a spider at the window in the centre of its web waiting for aphids. It has constructed the web in the perfect place, stretched like a cloche to protect the lettuce growing on the kitchen windowsill. Maybe it thinks … Read more

The Corr Cat Collective

We just received a fantastic collection of colourful cats from Christopher Corr. If they were all lions they’d be a pride; tigers would be an ambush; leopards a leap. But this is a mixed wild bunch, a clan, a clowder? … Read more

The Touré-Raichel Collective

This is a lovely story of a chance meeting that led to the creation of some beautiful music. Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel explore their common ground between Mali and Israel. I’ve been playing The Tel Aviv Session non-stop … Read more

Gnawa Studies

The 16th Gnawa Festival in Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast is a largely free four-day celebration of the music of the Gnawa, what is perhaps the oldest trance music in the world, the root note of inner transportation and sufi … Read more

Jerusalem, Topography & Typography

Last Christmas I was given two books that I found inspirational in different ways: Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi’s Jerusalem and Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Jerusalem the Biography. To summarise briefly, the first book has become my cooking bible, and is … Read more

Should You Be Passing…

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