Monthly Archives: June 2016

Quintessential England

This weekend, staying with friends in a tiny village in Swaledale, Yorkshire, we drove to Easby, a hidden corner near Richmond where there is a large ruined abbey ( courtesy of course of Henry VIII) and the little church of … Continue reading

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The Genius of Fortuny

I knew Fortuny was a talented man: an inventor, artist, photographer, designer…but I didn’t realise until this week that he was a genius. We had an appointment to see the Fortuny showrooms and private gardens on Giudecca in Venice. When … Continue reading

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Not one, but two BBC interviews!

To the BBC’s Pink Palace this morning to record an interview about life in NE Italy compared with life in NE England. It was specifically to discuss the link between the boatyard of the North East Maritime Trust in South … Continue reading

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