Monthly Archives: June 2015

A magical retreat and a very happy birthday

Norway! We were invited to celebrate a Norwegian friend and colleague’s 70th birthday – first  of all in Oslo – then to be whisked away to a mysterious and, as it turned out, magical island. To be honest, I was excited but also slightly fraught. John was flying back to Heathrow from Seoul and there was […]

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A perfect cappuccino!

I met my friend Carolyn for lunch at Casa Brindisa in South Kensington in May. The food is very good and the service friendly and efficient but what I want to say here is that the cappuccino topped the list of my best to date!  A real treat.  I hope they can keep that up. […]

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The highs and lows of April 2015 – Durand-Ruel and The Impressionists, Eric Ravilious, ‘Woman in Gold’, books and Springtime being the ‘highs’ …

April was packed full of highs and lows – all squashed up together –  just like no buses followed by three,  racing each other round the corner.  At times, I found myself taking on the air of a bull with its head down, deeply frustrated and ready to charge.  But, all in all, it was […]

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