‘I really like it. It looks beautiful, the colours are lush and it’s a refreshing perspective on the world. I love the idea of excellent dates engaging with Pliny’s figs and mushrooms, your thought provoking note on innocence, and the concept of the songs of men deep in the heart of grape buds’ – Nicki

Relationships matter

Relationships matter

Saint-Exupery highlights the essentials of life revealed at the moment of death.  A reminder to be conscious of the mesh of relationships binding us to life, while we live.  And I would expand the notion to include our relationships to places and other species. When...

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Richness on the world

Richness on the world

A lovely summer image of blueness infusing the landscape. The hills Lullingford way were blue as a summer sky, a deep promising blue, and there was a richness on the world. Wishing you richness on the world, wherever you are. Source: Mary Webb, Precious Bane...

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An amazing day

An amazing day

James Rebanks describes a touching element during a class visit to his farm, where one little boy finds solace in simply gathering some eggs or...

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A father’s wish

A father’s wish

James Rebanks describes a nuannaarpoq moment with his daughter, watching a white owl hunt.  And he wishes her all a loving parent could wish a child...

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More please

More please

As many who dip into some social media realms may have noticed, there's plenty of absolutes, extremes and anger out there.  Peace.  Breathe. ...

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Slow mo long term

Slow mo long term

I love the slowness of timber growth and durability.  Years ago my brother introduced me to the notion of tempering timber to make it more...

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Ode to an orange

Ode to an orange

Elizabeth Bowen's mouth-watering description of eating a Sicilian orange in Rome deserves a place at the Nuannaarpoq table.  And I read it a few...

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A singing sense

A singing sense

This enigmatic statement by Elizabeth Bowen caught my eye, even though I'm not sure what it means.  Only that some roads invite you to follow them? ...

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Man has a long time to go

Man has a long time to go

Some wise words from Aaron Copland to a young Leonard Bernstein.  They maintained a close friendship and correspondence for decades, and I like the...

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Finding peace

Finding peace

An interesting piece of aunt-like advice from Martha Gellhorn to Leonard Bernstein.   She emphasises the importance of not only finding a nugget of...

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Magnificent perfection

Magnificent perfection

Yes, sometimes I'm late to the game.  Such as 'discovering' the Moody Blues in 2021, a mere half century after they were discoverable. We were...

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No outward seeming

No outward seeming

Indeed, often when you love, you take in a whole person, sometimes in an instant, and don't create a composite of features and qualities. And much...

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