Category Archives: slow

Celebrate the Journey

Le petit cyclotourisme en France I have a fridge magnet that reminds me to “celebrate the journey” and whilst I often struggle to do this on my daily commute, when I’m exploring new places I find it easier. Especially when … Continue reading

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A road trip to Wales

“Have you seen the weather forecast?  Are you still going?”  I had several messages of this ilk, to which I replied “yes, of course”. Although we love to talk about the weather in the UK, and more often than not … Continue reading

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London in Summer

London, and the UK in general, changes from a grey monochrome to vibrant technicolour when the sun comes out.  And if the temperature goes up with it, as it does for a couple of weeks a year (we call this … Continue reading

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Holidaying close to home

Less than an hour’s drive from home, I spent a glorious weekend at West Dean College.  The college is part of the Edward James Foundation, situated in the village of West Dean on the outskirts of Chichester. Following a stress … Continue reading

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Scotland by Sleeper

Sleeper trains in the UK are a near-extinct way to travel.  But before they die out completely, I think everyone should try it.  I’m a fan of train travel anyway, but this is taking it to a new level. On … Continue reading

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Going the long way round

I have some of my jewellery in an exhibition as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studios [it’s amazing how much creativity goes on that you’d never know about].  As it was my turn to steward in the studio, I thought … Continue reading

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Scrabbling good fun

When was the last time you played Scrabble, or any other board game for that matter? I did last week and it was the best night in for a long time.  It stimulated intellectual curiosity, great conversation and face to … Continue reading

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