Autumn Mood

Those October issues are always chunky, lucky I got to the back page, where my mind lingered. After all Autumn is hovering, green giving way to shades of pumpkin and mustard, flashes of fiery brights,  a final firework display before … Continue reading

Library Lea(r)ning

Patrick Leigh Fermor was once described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene,”  he kept good company with Deborah Mitford, AKA the Duchess of Devonshire.  Their correspondence written ‘in tearing haste‘ over 50 years makes a … Continue reading

Deceptive Charms

So I paused in London, surveyed my empty purse and thanked the Lord that the V and A always pulls me off the shop floor  street… There in the furthest reaches of the 6th floor is the smallest exhibition you … Continue reading