Category Archives: a la recherche…

for sharing stories and memories of life’s journeys, love, travels… sparked by the beauty and serendipity of the quotidian

La maja desnuda…

So, the Tate was asking on FB this afternoon which artwork reminds you of your childhood… been thinking about this for the past few hours now… we had a large Renoir coffee book in our entrance hall all through my … Continue reading

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Bande a part…

I woke up this morning with a dream still vividly playing on my mind. A slightly bizarre and somewhat hysterically happy dream. I’m sure I laughed out loud in my sleep. It was a bit like Alice in Wonderland meets … Continue reading

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Tall ships…

Off to Poland in a few days for work and memories of a moonlit night, foxtrotting with a Polish naval officer, came flooding back… a fleeting romance… where is he now I wonder… I still have the letters… It was … Continue reading

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner…

‘I fucking love science’ has just busted the goldfish myth! seems they actually have rather amazing memories… reminded me of a few goldfish I once knew… breakfast, lunch and dinner we called them… It was somewhere back in the mid … Continue reading

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Zuppa, zuppa, zuppa…

oh so delicious on a winter’s eve… all porcini, pancetta and creamy goodness… with a little warm crusty bread… one of my favourites… shame you can’t smell it… I love to cook. I’ve always loved to cook… I thought I … Continue reading

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Ragas at twilight…

And now Ravi Shankar! another great who was at it right up to the end… “The beauty of our music is the ability to improvise endlessly,” he once said, “and that is my forte – I never know what I … Continue reading

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Curve-alicious…

Saddened but somehow, oddly, uplifted this week by Oscar Neimeyer’s passing… I seem to be surrounded by death at the moment… 104! and what a legacy… working until almost the end and such fantastic architecture… “When you have a large … Continue reading

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Time out…

The news of Brubeck’s death yesterday and copious postings of Take 5 on Facebook had me hurtling down the long and winding road of memory, back to the very early 80s… to happy days of youth, rebellion and innocence… To … Continue reading

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