Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, 26th November

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Late afternoon, Tuesday, 25 November

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Aren't these photographs amazing? In summer, when the water flow is comparatively low, people are allowed to swim in a natural swimming hole called the 'Devil's Pool' that forms at the very edge of these magnificent falls. One of the largest in the world, the African name for the falls, 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' means the Smoke that Thunders...
I've just added this to my list of things to do in a lifetime..

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mid-morning, Sunday 23rd November

The weather is strange this morning, it seems it can't make up its mind. One minute brights shafts of light are falling from the sky, intensely warm and piercing, the next minute I'm convinced the afternoon will bring thunder, lightning and rain. Only time will tell.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ski chalet at Whistler, BC

Currently for sale for around CAD $830,000...

The New York times has a piece on the chalet here

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I am planning an adventure

Photo via dankse

It's been two years since I returned from Japan - almost a lifetime for me - am I am restless to see more of the world.

This adventure will begin one brisk March afternoon, in the wintery islands of Japan from where I will drift downwards and across the ocean to Korea, Vietnam and India, then further westwards across the great deserts to Turkey, Greece, Italy and France, finally coming to a rest in the gentle Parisian summer of 2009. While autumn turns slowly to winter, I will sharpen my fading French skills at a language school in the 5th, read books under the old oaks in the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, and take walks along the Promenade Plantee.

How I will support myself is a small detail I have yet to work out - I'm hoping the vibrant Parisian market scene will support me in the establishment of a little vintage store, failing that I may have to fall back on some rather rusty English-teaching skills and a credit card.

I'm excited to go - my eyes crave fresh colours, my tongue, new flavours and my skin the cool tingle of a fresh Northern wind.

Twin bear mugs by Taylor & Ng

Shall I buy these?

$22.00 for two from sweetshorn vintage.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winter woolies

It's the wrong time of year here, but I'm still seduced by the gorgeous wooliness of hats, scarves and gloves.
Top image: Echo, boiled wool wavy stripes scarf - $48.00
Bottom image: Mina Perhonen, wool/angora grass field mitten - $195.00
both available from Bird, NYC