Monthly Archives: August 2014

What’s in a name? Everything.

  (EVERYTHING.) This is a childhood memory that I treasure and every now and again gleefully recount to my very generous, sensible, grown up sister and cousin. Oh the shock and awe at Henri’s rebellion, her casual casting aside of so beautiful … Continue reading

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A Tiny Jurassic Park Portrait Wall

Jurassic Park is still one of my favourite movies. When I was about six years old, my parents bought the video and we all watched it together. Then my parents went to bed and, having assured them we didn’t find … Continue reading

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Ronja

The Swedish author Astrid Lindgren is one of my absolute favourite children’s book writers; I think of and marvel at her skill on a regular basis, and of her books one of my ultimate loves is Ronja Rövardotter (1981, I read it in fantastic … Continue reading

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Sketchbook sea birds: Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head Sketchbook! Bempton Cliffs bird reserve has a beautiful collection of puffins with their crazy beaks, distinguished  guillemots and razorbills (the latter have the fancy eyebrow-stripe and a sharp but thicker beak), wary kittiwakes, and fabulous gannets, the biggest seabirds … Continue reading

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