Monthly Archives: July 2013

Above the Trees

Home from a day out in London sourcing for a client, I make a green tea and stand on my balcony, watching clouds dance in front of the approaching sunset, and a gull soaring high.

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On Brighton Beach

I met up with Spicegirl and her two kids, her niece and her nieces daughter on Brighton Beach yesterday. The kids were chasing waves and getting used to the pebbly beach — a bit different from the white swathes of sand they’re used to in Grenada!

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The beach shops and restaurants were hustling and bustling…

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…with lots of summery things on offer…

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…not to mention tasty things to eat.

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Spicegirl’s niece learnt the hard way that gulls love doughnuts. One swooped down and grabbed it right out of her hand!

The beach was lively but not overly crowded…

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A day at the beach, English style.

Precious Thing

My friend Colette McBeth has written a fabulous book. A mystery, a thriller, a story full of twists, turns and gripping characters. A smart book. A psychological thriller, you might call it.

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Precious Thing. Don’t believe a word she says.

Mood Boards

I spent the day yesterday making mood boards for a client’s new flat. Fabrics, paint, stone and wood samples and magazine pictures I’d been collecting for two weeks spread out around me on the floor (the largest working surface in my flat).

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I cut and pasted and selected and rejected…looking up at the sky through my window every now and then…

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…getting up to go out onto the balcony when I heard the chug of a canal boat…

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…or the splash of oars slapping into the water.

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And, by the end of the day, they were all done. Ten rooms, ten boards. It didn’t feel like work at all.

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