Category: Travel

Mad Jack’s Pyramid

Managed to squeeze in a last minute visit to Brightling to see one of the five follies built by Jack Fuller – legend has it that he was buried inside, sitting up wearing a...

Sarah Raven volunteering; fruit garden

So – last day at the magic garden… We were in the Fruit Garden today, hoeing the gravel beds between the gooseberries and strawberries. Also planted up these pink tulips in the giant pots...

pals

Locked out the b&b for a while so walk through St Bartholomew’s churchyard to the field overlooking the valley and sit in the sunshine reading the paper. P, S and her son come along...

Sarah Raven; birch twig flower supports

Today I have mostly been making these… Silver birch twigs twisted into rustic (very ‘rustic’ in my case) supports for tall flowers liable to get blown over.. This one is for the delphiniums. I...

Volunteering at the Sarah Raven garden in Sussex

This is the kind of volunteer gardening I like: wandering about with some yellow scissors and a pink trug, deadheading flowers that are looking a bit peaky… Not a double dig to be dug…...

Origami Dinosaur

Origami Dinosaur

Looking forward to a quiet evening and long sleep, I took my book down to the bar to get a drink and a bit of supper… A few ciders later I’d made friends with...

Sussex + Spring = Bluebells!

Sussex + Spring = Bluebells!

I’d forgotten how pretty the masses of blue on the road verges and in the woods of Sussex were… And the smell! A good start to my brief visit, even if I have wrenched...

Goodbye NYC… sniff

Goodbye NYC… sniff

WednesdayRainy wanderings around SoHo, visit the Housing Works bookshop then head home to pack.. goodbye drinks at the place with no name.. :(

Chinatown bus to Philadelphia

Monday / Tuesday – PhiladelphiaTake the Chinatown but to Phila. to visit M & S in their house in Queen Village…. walk lots, then dinner (and chat) at Gnocchi’s and drinks (and chat) at...

Ho-bo-ken or Hobo-ken?

Ho-bo-ken or Hobo-ken?

SundayMeet M and J and their new baby O at Coffee Shop on Union Sq.. take the train to Hoboken in NJ to visit the girls at the craft fair and check out Patricia’s...

under the BQE

under the BQE

SaturdayBack to Williamsburg to the Read Cafe for breakfast and newspapers… check out the Bust Holiday Craftacular on Driggs Ave. The venue (The Warsaw) is amazing, as is the craft fair; but so so...

Tubas – RUDE: Mechanical Orchestra

Tubas – RUDE: Mechanical Orchestra

Haven’t written anything up here about NY cos was going to do it all when I get home, with pics.. But.. Last night we went to see M play tuba in his band.. Not...