Scandinavian Saturday

I love Saturday nights because there is usually a delicious Scandinavian Nordic Noir series to watch on the TV! At the moment it is the second series of The Bridge, so with this in mind, I thought I would show you a few photos of a truly gorgeous Swedish home that I found on one... Continue Reading →

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign – Post Cards and Maps

“Don’t Forget to Send me a Post Card”....... without fail, I would always ask my friends when off to foreign lands, to pop a card in the post to me - the more weird the better. Well, that was in the good old days of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Now we have the internet and... Continue Reading →

Art Deco – Paris 1929

The Art Deco period during the 1920’s and 1930’s, I think is one of the most stylish periods in the history of design. The black and white advertisements I have found in my copies of the French magazine ‘L’Illustration’ of April 13th and April 20th 1929, are quite stunning in draftsmanship, humor, and little historical... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth Tomatoes in SW France

Why can't I grow tomatoes like this! Now you won't find tomatoes like these in the supermarket! My neighbor Maurice, a spritely 82-year-old,  grew these in his vegetable garden across the road from our house deep in the heart of the countryside here in South West France. One of the advantages of living in South... Continue Reading →

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