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Christmas Champagne Breakfast + sketch Mayfair

The Morning and Night Before Christmas

Afternoon tea and champers are, by definition and nature respectively, not before noon. But this is sketch Mayfair, the… 172 more words

Lavender's Blue

The Last September: Elizabeth Bowen

‘[The Last September] is a novel nearest to my heart, and it had a deep, unclouded, spontaneous source…It is a work of instinct, rather than knowledge…a recall book.’

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Quicksilver Droplets

My reading for the last week or so–continually interrupted, like a picnic upstaged by intermittent splashes of rainfall–has been The Last September, by Elizabeth Bowen. 373 more words

Literature, Writing

Intelligence Bear Forth


“Bring all your intelligence to bear on your beginning.”

— Elizabeth Bowen
Hooked On Quotes

The Blue Room

Adriano Cecioni, “Interior with a Figure,” , via Wikimedia Commons

“I’ve put you in the blue room,” the landlady of the respectable seaside boarding house had said. 382 more words

Jane Dougherty Writes

Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon + San Jorge Roof Terrace

Summertime Gladness

Lisbon’s mercurial mix is intoxicating, and made all the more sparkling by its simultaneous and very definite continental dynamic. John O’Connell, designer of ‘ 141 more words

Lavender's Blue

The Death Of The Heart


Today, I have been mostly watering plants.

Nicotiana now soars aloft.

Several of our clematises, such as Diversifolia Hendersonii… 321 more words