New Boots

This post is dedicated to my friend Nadine in Canada, who also has a passion for footwear 🙂
My new boots – and boy are they comfortable.
(Plus I am 3 inches taller, which, when one is only 5ft, is quite significant).

Culture in Edinburgh

Its hard to avoid culture in Edinburgh.  I love the city.  One day I will get to stay a few nights and walk and walk and walk to explore it much more.  DH and I used to do this when we lived in London.  Its the only way to discover the hidden gems of cities. 

I’ve already found my hotel – the Witchery by the Castle.  I live and dream…… (and keep hinting a lot!)

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I never tired of this view either.  Guess I have a thing about castles……



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Two Sunday’s ago (yes I am behind and catching up!) we went firstly to;


 Im Gardens

Just love that daisy, would look great on my studio!

My favourites pictures –

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Charles Courtney Curran – Lotus Lilies


Klimt – Italian Garden Landscape (finally got to see a real Klimt!)


Monet – The Water Lily Pond


Then a few miles away for something completely different;


Another world




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John Pemberton


Another day we had a “cupcake” moment – only a photo as I can’t eat the darned things of course…. managed to embarrass DS taking the photo.  Isn’t being embarrassing in the job description for mothers?  Yes I thought so too 🙂



The Red Skirt

I made it to the Vintage Market in Berwick today.  Didn’t get to the Mind, Body and Spirit show as I blew the budget at the first stop.  Along with some wonderful lace I came home with a very special skirt.

I took some quick pictures for you and will take more tomorrow.  Its been cut down from another piece – a dress?  Not sure, but its the real thing in terms of metalwork embroidery and it is really heavy.

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Land of the far horizons (with snow!)…..

On days when I wonder why I live somewhere so isolated from museums, galleries, M&S food and my old friends, I see views like this and I know exactly why I’m in Northumberland.  I don’t think it is ever more beautiful than in autumn.

You can see why its called the “Land of the Far Horizons”

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and today SNOW!!!!!!!!  Pictures taken at lunch time from the opposite side of the valley (just south of Wooler – I’m in the hidden valley just behind from the old Dovecote).  Those pylons are the bane of my photographic life!

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