Monthly Archives: April 2012

pearl river delta

One of the foreign parts that we looked upon while we were away : the opaque  watery  reaches of the Pearl River as it slides towards the South China Sea.  There are hundreds of little uninhabited islands around here and so … Continue reading

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we’re leaving on a jet plane…

  … to foreign parts.  Back soon. au revoir

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uncompromising colour

After several days of semi-melancholia I couldn’t resist imaging this glorious orange grosgrain silk cushion particularly on the vintage carpet it’s sitting on.  It is just so wavily luscious and uplifting.  That carpet is an act of artistic re-creation too : rescued, shaved, over-dyed.  Born again ! … Continue reading

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post easter

  I have had a kind of unplanned hiatus since Easter … a retreat of the mind, so to speak.  Back now (je pense) .I wish that I could write this whole blog in French, ma je regret, c’est impossible !  To … Continue reading

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easter repast

  Christopher Pearson, writer in The Australian of whom I am particularly admiring, describes the post- Easter Vigil supper he puts on:    “Foie gras jet-fresh from Strasbourg never goes amiss, although there should be some Parma ham for the … Continue reading

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art is who we are

It’s a doorway in the mosque over looking the Bosphorus in Istanbul.  What magnificent tiles,  smudged with age , prodding the observer with something lost.  Then there’s the script: Classical Arabic .  Who needs to know what it says?  Perhaps that’s what makes … Continue reading

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