Archive | December, 2013

we(s)t wales 1

Pouring rain and howling winds, so we drove to Aberaeron from our house in New Quay. It’s a lovely town, built by the Rev. Alban Gywne in 1807 using his wife’s inheritance – there’s no […]

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not christmas day

Christmas was relocated to 27 December so that everyone could meet up for a reasonably leisurely lunch and present-exchange. It proved a good plan, leaving space for silly games and conversation. Using the contents of […]

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serpentine 2

… and this is the other half of the ‘synthesis of old and new’, also designed by Zaha Hadid. The extension is, it seems, only a smart restaurant and has no visual connection to the […]

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To the new Serpentine Gallery extension – the Sackler Gallery – where Jake and Dinos Chapman have an exhibition. It’s very varied, and has some lovely things (as well as being pretty dark, as expected). […]

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a tale of two pies

Rachel came round to help cook for the grand kitchen launch, and was brilliant help. We made two raised pies*, for nostalgic reasons on my part. One was mostly chicken, the other veal and pork. […]

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The kitchen has finally moved out of my workroom. The boxes of stuff that have been lurking since the work started in April have gone to new homes, and I had to make a start […]

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