I’ve lived in my house for ten years and for about five of those I’ve thought “maybe we’ll move”. Since this could go on some and because I will not stop wanting to paint things, we’re finally buying a new front door. We’re keeping the stained glass sections, but the replacement door will be navy blue to match the Victorian tiles in the porch. And, owing to a recently acquired fascination with brown, I’m also going to paint the porch walls and ceiling brown – again to match the Victorian tiles. The Victorian tiles are a right mixed bag as you might have guessed from this so really, nothing matches them.
Anyway, my door and porch colour choices are firm, but I still have a question for you…
Well hello. It’s been a while. I have been away in Corfu, reading a gaiety of post-apocalyptic fiction, including The End We Start From. I recommend this short novel to anyone, and its observations of having a young baby amid an environmental catastrophe are touching, frightening, and also frequently funny. When the narrator muses that […]
This morning I had a meeting in Elmers End, Beckenham – not that far from Croydon. I was a bit early so I spent the journey there craning out the car window in search of the sort of cafe that might sell a flat white and a pastry to a London ponce. I’m delighted I […]
Well hello. It’s been a while. For regular readers I do apologise for our uncharacteristic radio silence. I’ve just been a bit miserable to be honest. I managed to blether on through the Brexit ref, but this last month or so of electioneering and other events has left me feeling like I have not much […]
Apparently Craft Week has been a thing since 2015 but this is the first year I’ve gone to things at it. I say things, I have been to one thing and then raced home again to write this blog post. The New Road Residence is a Georgian guesthouse and former linen-drapers house that has been […]