On a chilly afternoon, I head from Borough Market to the private view of the exhibition of my friend, Lana Durovic, in Southwark Cathedral.
Catching up with old friends and colleagues, and the chance to chat, the photographs did not immediately take centre stage. But having helped the charismatic and utterly charming design luminary, Ken Garland, to tea and cake, I was invited to sit with him to discuss and discuss them.
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Stepping on Out is a charity up the road from where I live. With a shop window displaying their work and a studio, they produce hand made greetings cards by adults with learning disabilities. Popping in there to shop is always engaging and interesting.
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Two lovely sunny days in Brighton feel more like play than work. A visit to the offices of social media gurus, Nixon McInnes, is sandwiched between walks on the pier, lunch at Bill’s, Mid-Century furniture shopping in the North Lanes and an interiors education at The Pavilion.
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It’s time for our annual pilgrimage to Gardenstown, Banff, Duff House and Huntley. My old schoolfriend is in the midst of one of her many adventures. Three years ago, they rented out their Islington flat and headed North to a new life – to turn a crumbling old wreck near Huntley into a family home. With a six week baby, a steep Gardenstown harbour cottage to live in, and a building site with weeds higher than the ruins upon it, people thought they were mad.
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