– 2018/130 – postcards from Paris

Last full day. Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2014. Fascinating building. Great exhibition of modern/contemporary art. (Francois Morellet) Yves Klein Alberto Giacometti. And the amazing Japanese artist Takashi Murakami….   SaveSave

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– 2018/129 – postcards from Paris

Breakfast… Tuileries Gardens and amusement park with big the wheel and unforgettable views Le Louvre Musee d’Orsay Tour Eiffel Sacre Coeur After lunch: Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Oscar Wild was also buried there, but his tomb was covered in plexiglass because people kept leaving messages/graffity etc. so hard to take a decent pic) Atelier du Lumières, […]

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– 2018/128 – postcards from Paris

This morning we left history and art and turned our attention to science instead, mainly to appease the ‘tween’ who has ‘no interest in paintings’.  At all. Science museum then. We decided to hop in a taxi to travel overground rather than underground in the metro… it was interesting to realise how big Paris actually […]

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– 2018/127 – postcards from Paris

Day 2. Once Mr M and No 2 finally got out of bed, and after a quick cappuccino and croissant breakfast we headed for the Picasso Museum.  You would have been excused in thinking I was taking them to the guillotine they were so thrilled. Ignoramus. The Museum in its current form only reopened in […]

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– 2018/126 – postcards from Paris

Paris by train… isn’t it great to be able to do this? So quick too.  And one arrives right in the centre of the city… fabulous. This is the view from the flat we’re staying   in this week (on the left bank, near St Germain des Pres): … it’s a pretty bonkers place, the […]

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– 2018/125 – postcards from London

So less than a week into the summer holidays and school seems months ago… how lovely is that? The big boys are on the other side of the world having a blast and playing hockey and having a blast playing hockey so Mr M and I grabbed No 3 and planned a few days in […]

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– 2018/115 – Royal Ascot

On Friday Mr M and I were invited to the races at Ascot for the day by my sister and her husband. Oh my what a fun day. As you know (or maybe not) the dress code at Ascot is VERY strict.  There’s a whole page with instructions on the website.  Jumpsuits were only allowed […]

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– 2018/106 – birthday weekend, part 2

I have so many things to talk to you about this week I don’t know where to start… three books (three!!), a tidy studio (rare occurrence), a finished quilt (even rarer than a tidy studio)… geesh… first things first though; what I want to share is the beautiful visit to Hauser & Wirth Somerset.  We […]

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– 2018/104 – birthday weekend, part 1

I had a fabulous birthday.  Fabulous, daaaahling! After sending the boys to school we leisurely drove to Babington House where we had a most delicious lunch with friends and then chilled out in the spa.  You know when you’re so relaxed that you lose the sense of time? That. Can you believe it was once […]

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– 2018/101 – ‘Hay’ day…

I had the loveliest of Sundays… I hope you did too! The Hay Festival is one of the most famous literary festivals in the world, it take place in the town of ‘Hay on Wye’ and it welcomes 250,000 visitors each year.   A chap called Richard Booth is credited with transforming the town into a […]

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