Decline and fall

According to the dashboard I've blogged only once in 8 months. The last time was back in October 2015 when I announced I was leaving central London to return to the 'burbs (well, zone 3), where I currently am. I have, on occasion, been inclined to write something but as often as not I think... Continue Reading →

Duncan Grant – Bloomsbury Set

I've been enjoying the three-part documentary How To Be Bohemian currently airing on the BBC. Episode two focused on the sexual pioneering of the Bloomsbury set in which homosexuality and bisexuality were, as we know, de rigeur. Loving the artwork of Duncan Grant and fascinated by his personal life: Duncan's early affairs were exclusively homosexual.... Continue Reading →

Last Supper

Dinner out with close friends, eating al fresco on the street at a neighbourhood restaurant. Five years ago this month I moved to this area. The chapter - a long one - is coming to an end. These very close friends, a couple - whose relationship has been on the rocks for some time -... Continue Reading →

A peach schnapps

I made it two years ago when I was going through a serious cooking phase. I no longer have the recipe as it was from Diana Henry's Salt Sugar Smoke which I'd borrowed from the library. An excellent book devoted to preserving, pickling and bottling. I remember that a lot of peaches went into it.... Continue Reading →

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