Daffodil Week: Going Public

Nothing is more cheering on a sunny spring day than a broad swathe of daffodils emerging from lengthening grass, or a delicate cloud of cherry blossom hovering in the air. Driving out of Canterbury towards Harbledown yesterday I was greeted by verges and roundabouts thronged with narcissi. It was as if a magician had pulled a million bunches of flowers from […]

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Vintage Flowers

Trapped by torrential rain in a Sidmouth bookshop last weekend I stumbled upon a gem of a book.  We didn’t entirely escape the rain, which was dripping ominously through a patch in the ceiling onto a spinner of children’s stories below.   I can’t help feeling a little bit nervous for small bookshops like these. […]

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