Views from Norway

Views from Norway

We were heading in search of small things - spindle whorls, keys, beads, and linen smoothers - but a building in the distance caught our attention, and before we knew it we had stumbled across the biggest, most incredible view. A wide sky, water below, and mountain upon mountain in the distance. We had reached [...]

Skippers and skylarks

Skippers and skylarks

A world of summer stretches out beyond the house; the meadows turned to grasslands. Spring’s green carpet has become summer’s sea, the walked-on sward now a haze of hay to wade through, knee deep. It’s a wispy, wind-kissed landscape, all airy stems and plumes translucent in the evening sun. We walk, plucking at the tall [...]

Of willows and watermills

Of willows and watermills

We spent the weekend in Cambridgeshire, walking through watermeadows lined with willows, and making new friends. From the towpath, a glimpse of the Manor at Hemingford Grey , past topiary top hats and rectangular flower beds, has inspired me to track down the Green Knowe series of children’s books by Lucy Boston.  In these classic tales the [...]