Category Archives: For the Love of Words

Ideas, events and people…

(Source: Sasha Ezquerra on Pinterest) Hmmm… It’s not that simple, is it? What are you talking about these days… innate and adventitious ideas? Syria? Fracking? Ryan Gosling? All of the above? Yeap. Same here. But I like the idea that my mind can … Continue reading

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C & U – March 2013

Found by the harbour in Mevagissey. These lovely and rusty bits of chain clearly decided to break free and become letters. C. U. With my imagination running wild, I’m imaging this to be how people communicated pre-mobile phones in remote fishing … Continue reading

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Snow-related reading matters

Making the most of this lovely snowy weather. I have just read Nobby Travels to Lapland: Magical Travel Books for Little People, I’m reading The Snow Child and I will soon read The People’s Act of Love. And I’m loving curling up on the … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – B (June 2012)

B. On a truck on our ferry, crossing the Zambezi into Zambia.

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William Klein + Daido Moriyama – Tate Modern, October 2012

(Source: Tate Modern) Now. There’s an interesting one. We were both keen to go but were left underwhelmed and didn’t take that much away from the exhibition. I slightly preferred Moriyama. I enjoyed the ideas behind PLATFORM 1977, ‘a study of anonymity, depicting … Continue reading

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Botswana and Zambia – on location (June 2012)

We had the most amazing summer. It all started in Africa. In June. We spent two wonderful weeks in Botswana, with a few days in Zambia. Choosing a book to read on location was easy. There was only one choice - The … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books. Wow. See? That’s why I need more duvet days. So I have time to stumble upon all these amazing things out there. So anyway, Around the World in 80 Books. Travel the world through … Continue reading

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An evening of all things Scandinavian – Dolly’s, Falmouth

My recent visit to Falmouth happened to coincide with ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS’, a literary event at Dolly’s, organised in collaboration with Falmouth Bookseller. Two authors, cookery writer Signe Johansen and novelist and travel writer Sarah Moss meet and talk about the current … Continue reading

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The Cockney Alphabet​

(Paul Bommer via Spitalfields Life) Spitalfields Life has a great article on Paul Bommer’s Cockney Alphabet. Out of curiosity, look up Cockney Rhyming Slang. Amazing how many expressions are now mainstream. Cockney. It’s not just an East London thing.

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London Letters

London Letters “A series of images taken around London which reveals a hidden alphabet all around us” ~ Richard Crutchley. I came across Richard’s work in a shop in Old Street. Awesome stuff. Right up our street.

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