Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tasselled Loop

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Composition in Colour: in the Key of Black and White

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No Wallpaper- a Two Century Rollback?

In the last post Nick had taken us back fifty years in terms of wallpapers. On the adjacent wall he had to go deeper, revealing not only another wallpaper but also what is very probably the original lime wash/whitewash  from … Continue reading

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Wallpaper- a Half-Century Rollback

I hadn’t intended to do another post this week but Chuck, Nick and Alan are decorating the big bedroom for us and today this emerged from under a few other layers of wallpaper while they were stripping the walls. It … Continue reading

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Wine Jug

This evening I was starting to set the table before cooking our evening meal. For a reason that many other amateur cooks might guess, I always start by putting out the wine jug. Immediately after setting it down I noticed … Continue reading

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Hoity Toity Honky Tonk

‘The first music genre to be commonly known as honky tonk music was a style of piano playing […] emphasizing rhythm more than melody or harmony; the style evolved in response to an environment where the pianos were often poorly … Continue reading

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