Monday, 30 April 2012

Spring has Sprung

Despite the rather terrible wet April, there are some brave blooms bursting forth. I spotted these lovely examples on my travels to and from school, going shopping and in people's gardens!



In the Pink

Of course, I adore pink, and the wonderful  Radio Days on Lower Marsh, on the way to Waterloo Station, (wherein I only trust myself to window-shop, for obvious reasons!) has the most gorgeous dolly pink window display! Check out the bath skirt and the pink telephone! The ultimate in glamorous pampering!

Apologies ......

It's all been rather quiet on the blogging front, I'm afraid, because my Netbook is ill and in with the Tech Guys, I don't have the fancy connections I need to use my iPad with my camera, and I was waiting for a day when it wasn't pouring with rain and I didn't have a load of other luggage to bring my laptop home from school. So, a bit of catching up to do!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Day in Cambridge

I had a lovely day in Cambridge today; I dropped off one of my pupils at Pembroke College for a holiday course, and then had the rest of the day to do as I pleased. I started with a lunchtime concert in a church opposite Pembroke; Brahms and Franck Violin and Piano sonatas, a real treat to listen to others playing rather than me! Then a very pleasant afternoon in the Fitzwilliam Museum. I'd never been before, and it's a real gem - something for everyone! Greek, Roman, Egyptian and African artefacts, wonderfully preserved, whole suits of armour from knights of old, and a gallery of British and European paintings; from 14th century Italian religious art, to the pre-Raphaelites, French Impressionists, small bronze sculptures, works by the Bloomsbury Group and Stanley Spencer. And two Turners, so for me, worth going for them alone!

Then a wander around some of the Colleges. It's quiet as most of the students are still on holiday.

St John's


Corpus Christi

Love this sign spotted on the way to the station

And these sweet little houses

On Christ's Pieces

On the aptly named Eden St.

All in all a great day, and I dodged the rain showers!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Greetings!

Hope you are having a Happy Easter Sunday, and are indulging yourself with all things you gave up for Lent - I've already enjoyed some chocolate! The sweet pink bunny was a gift from Holly and Steve when I popped into Nicholas & Steele in Durham Rd last weekend. Do go to their lovely vintage and gift shop if you are in Raynes Park, it's well worth a visit, and check out the blog too for inspiration and ideas. (

Thanks to Susan for the purple choc bunny and Anthony for the eggs. I have a Buttons egg, a Mars egg and some All Gold to enjoy as well.

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Spring comes and goes with the most peculiar weather we've been having, but the blossom on our fruit trees is giving a beautiful show - lets hope that translates into apples, pears and cherries!

This all happened over a couple of days this week!