Wednesday, 21 August 2013


“Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, "the happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy." I'd like to show how "intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members" connects with "the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age." I'd like to have a word for "the sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more than ever. ” Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Friday, 16 August 2013

Thursday, 15 August 2013


Been hiding out in a little bungalow (see below) in the Corrèze region of France. Activities included Al fresco family BBQ, Dordoigne swimming and visiting the house I lived in when I was very little. 

Caught up on some reading and totally recommend John McGregor's If nobody Speaks of Remarkable things and Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot. Now a weekend camping trip in The New Forest and then reality will resume(sort of)so this blog will stop resembling a diary. 

Thursday, 1 August 2013


Brilliant photographer Lina Scheynius' first solo European exhibition is at the innovative Christopher Guy Galery here in London next month.It's a deeply personal and frank exhibition in which she captures her daily life, loved ones and friends. Go, go, go!