Tresco – Isles of Scilly

Tresco is probably my favourite island amongst the Isles of Scilly. Especially on a beautiful day like this one. A combination of country and maritime landscapes. Above the country. And the seashore with Cromwell's castle.

Rosa Bonheur’s Happy Place

A visit to Rosa Bonheur's Chateau near Fontainebleau. Bonheur's (literally "happiness") life wasn't quite happy to start with. Later on she became a very famous painter. Mostly in the US and the UK.  Her biography was written by Anna Klumpke, her friend and partner. Her workshop. Unfortunately, only — unfinished — painting is on display... Continue Reading →

Here’s To Global Warming

Symphony in green. Now that Winter is closing in, it's time to raise our glasses to 6 months of exceptionally hot weather as was never witnessed in the past 100 years. Here's to global warming (after all, no one is doing anything about it, so might as well make the most of it).  

Kelp, Grass and Lichens

There is a lot of greenery on the Isles of Scilly and even when the weather's not too good (yes, it does happen!) there is always something nice and green to look at. Be it in the sea or on the island of St Martin's. There is something definitely Celtic about this landscape, the colours... Continue Reading →

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