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WTF…..

I was following my list religiously. The washing tabs, washing up liquid and several other household items were in the trolley, their names dutifully ticked off on my list which is less of an aide memoire and more of a … Continue reading

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A question of toast……

I have recently been reading a novel by William Boyd in which one of the protagonists, a brilliant piano tuner, speaks of a certain sequence of chords and harmonies which, when played by a virtuoso, would, without fail, bring tears … Continue reading

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Drawing in the garden……

With the arrival of “summer” I’ve started drawing again. In previous summers I have found that the simple pleasure of being in the garden, warmed by the sun and surrounded by colour has made me want to draw. This year’s … Continue reading

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Lost in the dessert…..

I’m one of the easiest people in the world to talk to which means that it’s a rare waking moment when I and I are not chewing the fat which term is far from apposite as I and I is … Continue reading

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“Looking….Seeing” a photography workshop

There are, currently, a plethora of wonderful workshops that specialise in overhead shots of beautifully propped and carefully prepared and presented food……………………………. but my upcoming workshop is not one of those. The programme that I’m proposing for this workshop is … Continue reading

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On heat……

There is an incremental development in both success and pleasure, when cooking on open wood fires, that depends on the near divine alignment of fair weather, the freshest and finest of  ingredients and, above all, on the design, construction and … Continue reading

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A Sharp Dresser ….#4 in the series Kitchen Art

The Kitchen Art series is growing apace with plenty of different sizes and prices for limited edition giclée prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag art paper. No.4 in the series, “Sharp Dresser”, was inspired by the wonderful table knife that I … Continue reading

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the good in greyness….

There’s nothing like a grey January morning for sucking the joy from the marrow whilst making one a mirror image of  it. A memory comes to mind of a curvy grey zinc bar laden with well made Martinis and a … Continue reading

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Instagram……on my blog….

For the last 12 months, or so, my posts have appeared with ever diminishing regularity. I think this is because…..let me be more precise: the reason for this paucity of words is because, above all, I am a visual person … Continue reading

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Photography and Instagram workshop in France

I’m running a photography and instagram workshop in the heart of the French countryside in October. The location is the Mervent Forest in the Sud Vendée with easy access from La Rochelle Airport or via train to Niort or La … Continue reading

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