Saturday, May 21, 2016

21st May

Angela Barratt painting for 'Hidden House'

Whimsy: came across the following article in Jackie Morris's news, it is about a children's artist called Angela Barratt, she reminded me of Carl Larsson and his Scandinavian paintings.  At one stage during my life I wanted to collect Victorian children stories but never got round to it, only have the Folio Society editions.
Carl Larsson painting
They are paintings or prints for a child's room, pretty and evocative, not great art but something to look at now and again.

Noticed yesterday that Pat only had porridge and a banana for breakfast, my breakfast usually consists of two pieces of toast but Yotam Ottolenghi has written an article this week on breakfasts, and the front photo looks good.  The sweet potatoes pancakes can be made with ordinary potatoes, the German way, but I like the touch of salads to go with your breakfast.

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera

Opened the window this morning to the smell of something rather horrible being sprayed on a field, probably herbicides... you can see the tractor beyond the apple tree blossom.


  1. A short burst of Broadband, so just a quick reply. Yes, porridge and banana is our staple breakfast (porridge made by the farmer.) I can't begin to tell you how frustrating it is to have only intermittent Broadband. Hope to be back to normal soon.

    1. Well you might be on Monday Pat, sometimes I think it is good to be cut off from the world though just for a few days;)

  2. Love Angela Barratt and Carl Larsso.

    1. Hi Toni, first time I had come across Angela Barratt, her paintings in the 'Emperor with no Clothes' are very good.