Cupboard Love

Cupboard Love

I remember my grandmother’s farmhouse kitchen fondly. As children we were regularly roped in to help with chores. If we weren’t outside weeding the garden, or feeding the pigs, we’d be at the kitchen table podding peas, while she busied herself at...
School Food

School Food

‘It’s finals week on Masterchef, and cooking doesn’t get tougher than this’. And for the rest of us, who cook a little less competitively, there’s always Waitrose’s own cookery school. Located above their store on Finchley...
Real Home 1

Real Home 1

Many of the homes featured on my blog have been designed on budgets that most of us can only fantasise about. The interiors equivalents of Ferraris or Aston Martins. So just occasionally I thought we should take a spin in a Mini or Ford Fiesta. Being restricted...
Irish Journal – Part 2

Irish Journal – Part 2

It’s a shame I didn’t have time for any landscape shots while I was in Mayo, but then that’s good reason to return. The second house I shot for Philippa, commanded spectacular views over the water from its elevated position. This image gives just a...
Couture House

Couture House

Shortly after writing my last post, I watched a BBC4 documentary on the couturier, Valentino. The film was the “fly on the wall” type, following him over a period of a few weeks or months, and recording him at work on a new collection, interspersed with...