Drawing and Stitching Workshop in Deal Town Hall today with living historians Andrew and Murial. Period style clothing, medical equipment, Edith Appleton, blackberry recipes, tulips, a vast selection of textiles and some summer fruit [...]


After months of searching – I have found some Blackberry Jam!


Read a fascinating essay about Canadian blackberries in Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture by Lisa Robertson – astonishing and super relevant (p117) – Rubus Armeniacus: A Common Architectural [...]


On the suggestion of Kathrin Böhm connected and visited Square Root London to meet with Ed and Robin. After drinking their cucumber soda in Tate Britain café had to visit them. They have a [...]


Had a fascinating conversation with Sarah Lloyd, Reader in History & Chair of the Heritage Hub at Hertfordshire University today. She is a member of Everyday Lives in War which is part of the [...]


Enamel Brooch


Researching lithograph techniques today, discovered works by Claude Shepperson titled Tending the Wounded, from ‘Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’ in 1917. Was also reminded of Frank Brangwyn’s The Ruins of War series and found his [...]


Before attending CoHabiting: Contemporary Art, History and Feminism in Brighton, visited the Museum’s War Stories exhibition. An incredibly moving exhibition of personal narratives, explained through individual artifacts, ephemera and relationships to a place. One [...]


Blackberry Tonic sample material


The “Blackberry & Fern Picture With Poem” postcard arrived today. Printed in 1880 by G.Caswell, there is a short poem: There is a pleasure in remembrance of friends we love. And gladly we to-day [...]