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A Blogger’s Year

It is that post Christmas/pre New Year time for reflection, a chance to look back over my blogs from the last twelve months and to begin to think about next year’s posts… It has a been a full year and I have visited lot of places, … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Back to Backs…a journey through time

On a wet November afternoon, I paid a visit with my family to the “Birmingham Back to Backs” in the heart of the City. The Back to Backs, also known as Court 15 at 50 -54 Inge Street and 55-63 Hurst … Continue reading

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The Passage of Time and a Face From the Past

Whilst in London last weekend I took the opportunity to visit the magnificent Queenhithe Dock Heritage Timeline mosaic produced by the Southbank Mosaics team along the eastern wall of the Queenhithe Dock. Whilst I had seen photos of sections of the … Continue reading

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Mudlarking and Mosaics

Whilst staying in London for a long weekend last Spring, I carefully checked the tide times for the River Thames before heading off towards Millennium Bridge to do a spot of “mudlarking”. Mudlarking these days refers to the riverside equivalent of beachcombing. … Continue reading

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Glass in the Garden

The glass sculptors Hayhoe Designs have for the past few years been regular exhibitors at Chelsea Flower Show – I always pay a visit to their stand. A client recently asked me about incorporating glass sculpture in her garden to give … Continue reading

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Bretforton In Bloom

In April I was invited by the Bretforton Garden Club  to speak to their members on design principles. It was a lively evening and was well attended by the keen and enthusiastic gardeners of Bretforton and the surrounding villages. Last … Continue reading

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Sunday in Smithfield, Shoreditch and Spitalfields

Whilst staying in London for the weekend a couple of weeks ago and after a fortifying breakfast in the shadow of the meat markets at John Torode’s restaurant, Smiths of Smithfield – the best scrambled eggs in this part of town – I … Continue reading

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Winter Walks

Each winter when I am not at my drawing board, I can usually be found curled up by the fire reading a book or trawling the internet on my iPad! This year however, a whole new world has been opened … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey: Snowdrops and Stems

  I am not sure what drives hundreds of people to make the pilgrimage to the gardens of Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire during the cold month of February…is it the lure of the hundreds of different varieties of snowdrops or the … Continue reading

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Planes, Palms and Pre Raphaelites

“When a man is tired of London he is tired of life” so said Samuel Johnson to Boswell in 1777. Living in rural Worcestershire, I often travel to London to visit galleries, exhibitions, museums, markets, gardens, the Chelsea Flower show, … Continue reading

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