We were walking along East Head tonight on a lovely sunny evening when I spotted something in the sand dunes - I couldn't help but stop and stare. On closer inspection it was plastic but very realistic from a distance! Was it put there on purpose to make someone look twice or left by a child playing? I'll never know.
Monday, 30 April 2007
Friday, 27 April 2007
Every year in April I hear the cuckoo - it sort of confirms that Spring has arrived. This year I've heard nothing, and with only 3 days left in April the cuckoo needs to hurry up! It already seems like Summer - it's been unseasonably hot and sunny for weeks - maybe the cuckoo is confused.
Friday, 20 April 2007
Gray, my jack russell and I went for a walk the other night up to the woods to see my favourite sight at this time of year. Although it's not just a sight - it's a smell of the most lovely perfume - a sound of beautiful birdsong and a feeling of intense pleasure at experiencing all these things.
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
I've been a fan of Thomas Heatherwick's work since I watched a programme about him and saw the Rolling Bridge at Paddington Basin - it's incredible. So I was delighted when I heard that he was commissioned to design a building at Littlehampton, East Beach Café - his first building in the UK. I went to see it yesterday and although not yet finished it looks fantastic, a structured steel shell, finished with a rust patination and open to the sea by a wall of glass windows. The Café will be opening in June and serving the kind of food I love - fish pie, potted shrimps, fish cakes . . . I can't wait. It's great to see unusual things that make me stop and stare.
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
This made me stop and stare (and take a photo) - it's a bus shelter in Fowey, Cornwall that has been decorated like a room, with pictures, upholstered chairs and silk cushions! It's very beautiful as you can see and extremely unexpected. I wonder who did it...