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During the months that I travel my worldly possessions shrink to the size of a small carry on bag and an even smaller bag on my shoulder. I have never been one to own a lot of clothing or shoes or jewellery so choosing what I will take is not hard. I travel I decant everything down …

from miss c

I am popping in for a wee hullo. To share a cup of coffee with you. Just to let you know that while we are warm and still here in California. (No wind – what a joy.) At home on the farm back in Illinois it is freezing – literally.  But all is well – …

Back on the farm.

I am home again. And like every time I come home  to the farm I am haunted by this little nursery rhyme. To Market, to Market To market, to market to buy a fat pig; Home again, home again, jiggety-jig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog; Home again, home again, jiggety-jog. To …

La Triennale and the Castle Cats

Today we walked around the moat and through the grounds  of the Sforza Castle and visited a great design gallery called  La Triennale. We went to see an exhibition about Aldo Coppola – an artist – an Italian hairdresser but more than that of course – an icon himself – he created fashions, hair and looks. …

Walking the feet in Milan

With just under sixteen thousand footsteps we saw a lot of Milan. I took many photographs but only a few passed the final cut.  But these few describe my day beautifully, I think. I took some of Il Duomo which sits in the very centre of Milan but I was unsuccessful, the area was surrounded …

The Milan SMILE

Smiles come in all languages.  A face has a language of its own independent of its words.  My Italian is not so good anymore and it was never so good in the first place so I have replaced words with lots of nods and pointings and smiles and eyebrows and more nods with smiles. Smiles work …

So, you’re going to Italy …

Hello, everyone. Celi asked me for some helpful tips for her upcoming holiday and I was very happy to oblige. I’ve since learned from a very reliable little bird that MILAN is the destination for our friend. With that tweet in mind, I’ve included not just travel details for Italy but also some transportation info specific to Milan, as …

The New London

Kings Cross. I know! That was not the image you were expecting right? Me either! When we think of Kings Cross we think of bricks, and dark and the huddled masses.  But it is changing. There is so much building going on, fusing the old with the new, creating more pedestrian space, good spacious apartments …

Shift your focus

For a few minutes I would like you to think like a little balloon and I will trail you along on my walk through London yesterday, with old friends. We began in Angel (an area I was very familiar with) and through St John – an area I am not familiar with at all and into …

Letter from the Outer Hebrides

Introducing Jonathon.  He and Denise live in the Outer Hebrides. In their own words: (nicked from their blog). We live and work from our home at the southern tip of the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides – an archipelego at the Atlantic edge of Scotland. We live in an 18thC high-walled kitchen …