It’s not just dribble, it’s pretentious dribble

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve visited a fair number of art galleries in Scotland and the North of England, and we have seen a great deal of great art. ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’ by William Holman Hunt for example (on display in the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle) is something we could have spent hours looking at. When you look at Hunt’s Isabella you can see he has spent hours observing light, shadows, colours, shape, form, how light reflects off objects onto other objects… Hunt has then…

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Stars and Fells

We had a run out last night to have a starlit drive through the Lakes, okay, I turned the headlights on when it became dark as driving by starlight was proving difficult 😉 We did pause a couple of times, and I liked the look of the stars just starting to appear in the sky above Buttermere and Crummock (photo from halfway up Honister).   Then there was the stars above Blencathra…

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With a nod to Mr Morris…

…and a few others 😉 For a while I’ve been looking for a reading chair, somewhere to sit away from distractions, where I can pull a good book from the shelf and sit back and just read. We searched all the usual places, and we searched a few unusual places. Then we hit the internet and searched there for suitable chairs, we didn’t find anything modern that fit the bill. Then we struck on the idea of a William Morris inspired chair, we refined our search and found nothing really…

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