Category Archives: Chestnuts

The absurdity of loving the artichoke

The Camus de Bretagne is thought by many to be as unapproachable as the eponymous author, Albert Camus, whose books, as an intense young art student hungry for “culture”, I devoured as greedily as I now devour the artichokes that … Continue reading

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An early morning walk in the changing countryside

An early morning expedition, with my camera for company, revealed the subtle and glorious changes that announce the end of something and the beginning of another. Every bough of each fruit tree is bent with ripe deliciousness, the hedgerows glitter … Continue reading

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