Thursday, 20 August 2009


Every February we spend a week in my favourite seaside town Lyme Regis. One of our highlights is visiting the Mermaid Shop which is a creative treasure trove. Artist Linzi West lives there and has a studio in the front room which you can see from the street. She has a fondest for mermaids as do I and her work often features them. Next time you are in Lyme Regis pop in and see if there is treasure in the pirate's chest. I'll give you a clue the chest is in the floor of the shop.....
Find out more about Linzi and her work at


I so enjoy looking at book cover designs especially paperbacks. This great poster has been created by the company I have to admit so often it is the cover of a novel which will make me consider buying it. The typography on these books really dates them so powerfully and the covers catapult me back to looking at my parents bookshelves in the 1970's. I have inherited some of these books and now they sit on my shelves. Maybe one day I will have time to actually read what's inside them.

Sunday, 16 August 2009


We have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the Greek Island of Santorini. This is just a small selection of the colourful doors we discovered on our travels using the public bus service. Some doors were newly painted others were flaked and weather worn. Many doors had not been opened for years and years.....


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This is a small section of the Little Chapel in Guernsey. The Chapel is a work of art and a labour of love started by Brother Deodat in March 1914. The beautiful mosaic which covers the structure is made up of hundreds of tiny fragments of china tea cups and plates produced by companies like Spode, Wedgewood and Colclough. A bit of ceramic history preserved in the surface of possibly the world's smallest chapel!