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Alma

Alma

Seven months ago we ended our unborn daughters life. She was a day shy of six months in the womb when I gave birth to her at one minute to midnight on the 1st of December 2014. I miss her every single day.   Three […]

Home Sweetest Home

Home Sweetest Home

Home. I talk about home a lot. I am endlessly trying to understand what home is. Is it a place? Is it where your bed is? Is it a person? Right now it is a rented house that I am madly, truly, deeply in love […]

Hold Up! (I’ll be back soon)

Hold Up! (I’ll be back soon)

  Hello. It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten. The love is not lost. See you in a bit. Plenty to tell. Java x

Pulling a lens on Sully Beach…

Pulling a lens on Sully Beach…

It’s taken me a while to come out of my shell, having been rumbled for coordinating my outfits with all the exciting locations of Glamorganshire in Fossil Hunting in Wales. Well, here are some snaps from my point of view, including one of Java and her […]

The Queen in the Kitchen

The Queen in the Kitchen

Yesterday I received an email from a lovely lady called Cat Sampson in Los Angeles who had purchased a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee biscuit tin from the shop. I love knowing where all these wonderful pieces end up and the destiny of this regal […]

Fossil Hunting in Wales

Fossil Hunting in Wales

On a blustery day recently, Jon, my dad and I went fossil hunting at Sully beach. Jon discovered (what looked like) a dinosaur’s claw, my dad found a fossil shell and I went and found a cliff with some daffodils to look out over. Jon […]

The World On My Dressing Table

The World On My Dressing Table

My dressing table holds my entire family and the world all in one place. When feeling sad or confused, I will often rearrange the brooches that once belonged to my Welsh grandmother into different patterns, I will wind up the musical jewellery box that my […]

Early 20th Century Spanish Magazines

Early 20th Century Spanish Magazines

In the September of 2012, Jon and I drove the  Les Seilhols black cab from the South of France to the South of Spain. Among many things we enjoyed cramped back seat sleeping/sleepless nights in remote car-parks, a mechanic’s home made wild boar chorizo for […]

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt

The above photo is from Hilary’s wedding to Lance in London on December 4th 1990. Hilary is a dazzling friend of my mother’s whom, as a child, I held in deep admiration for her astonishing variety of earrings. I remember it as such a fantastic […]

1930’s French Catalogues

1930’s French Catalogues

Last spring Jon visited a French flea market in Bedarieux while I sat at home and tried to write ‘The Novel’. Needless to say, the novel is not yet written, but I do have two very beautiful 1930’s catalogues found at the flea market that I […]