Monday, 14 October 2019


"The Norfolk Landscape sends a shiver through my soul."

(Raffaella Barker)

"You can always tell a Norfolk man, but you can't tell him very much."

(Sidney Grapes)

Saturday, 28 September 2019


"Often times within the circle of our sight there is neither house nor man visible. A grey church tower, a windmill, or a dark brow sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many."

(George Christopher Davis)

"I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so."

(Horatio Nelson)

Friday, 6 September 2019

Bushy Park

"Art has one function-to reaffirm and glorify life."

(W.Edward Brown)

"Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope will keep them company to the end of the day."

(Winston Churchill)

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The Orchard at Berth Ifan

"Give me a juicy autumn fruit, ripe from the orchard."

(Walt Whitman)

"Now's the time when children's noses
 All become as red as roses
 And the colour of their faces
 Makes me think of orchard places
 Where the juicy apples grow
 And tomatoes in a row."

(Katherine Mansfield)

Friday, 9 August 2019

Twickenham Farmers Market

"We're still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week."

(Willie Nelson)

"Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet-the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask the questions, try everything and eat up !"

(Rachael Ray)

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Stag Beetle

"As I lie in bed I assume the shape of a big beetle, a stag beetle or a cockchafer, I think."

(Franz Kafka)

"It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails entomology presents itself very forcibly as a justified science."

(Beryl Markham)

Friday, 12 July 2019

Sussex Sheep

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

(Alexander the Great)

"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them."


Saturday, 6 July 2019


"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

(William Faulkner)

"He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."

(Francis of Assisi)