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Portuguese church stuff

Portuguese church stuff

Following on from the previous post which mentioned the history of christianity in Fort Kochi I thought I’d share some images from the Indo-Portuguese Museum which has a range of artifacts from the sixteenth century onwards. The aim of the museum is to show the […]

Out and about in Fort Kochi

Out and about in Fort Kochi

I started and ended my trip to the south of india in Kochi. I stayed in Fort Kochi which is right on the edge of the city and is actually an island. The main city seems to be much like any other big city in […]

Patterns from above

Patterns from above

Just a short post today.

I wanted to share these images with you taken from the plane window when landing at Abu Dabi airport on the way to India. I was flicking through my photos wondering what to post next and these struck me as having a lot in common with the rangoli’s in the previous post. Although on a much larger scale they to are patterns drawn on the earth surface by human beings. They are plotted out and one point is connected to another.

We do seem to need to make our mark.

A little bit of rice flour can make all the difference.

A little bit of rice flour can make all the difference.

When I am walking around I often look down and notice the surface I am walking on. I have shared in a previous post how clues can be found under your feet that help to piece together the history and life of the place you […]

Wabi Sabi and Palimpsest

Wabi Sabi and Palimpsest

If you have been following me for a while you will be familiar with both of these words. They are two of my favourite descriptive words and things that come under these descriptions will absolutely make my creative  antenna jump to attention. For those who […]

Wonderful drawings and imaginings.

Wonderful drawings and imaginings.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hanging out with my two favourite small people. I love looking after them we have a great time, usually involving baking, drawing, rummaging in charity shops for treasures and sometimes a little adventure or two. They are both so good at drawing and I love seeing how creative and imaginative they can be. On this occasion we were out wandering and Alba nearly stood on a snail and was a little concerned about the snail. It prompted a long discussion about what it must be like to carry your house around all day on your back. Then we imagined what a snail might have in his house. Once home the drawing began…

These are our thoughts on the subject! I was amazed at the imagination and thought that went into these. Later on thoughts moved on to what the girls will look like when they are in their twenties, I have no idea where this topic came from. A whole bunch of drawings came from this conversation you can see a selection below.

It then move on to what I looked like at twenty two. This is Lily’s idea. I particularly love the skirt, but I’m not sure about the boys part…that’s not how I remember it!

We of course also baked a three tier gluten free Victoria sponge filled with cream jam and fresh fruit, which we managed to ration out and save some for their dad although I am pretty sure they would have eaten the lot in one go given half a chance.

Breakfast experiment

Breakfast experiment

Well yesterday I was making my morning cuppa wondering what needed eating and what to have for breakfast. Out of those questions these little tasty morsels were born. First of all the thing that needed using up was some chunks of fresh coconut, the kind […]

India Baby!

India Baby!

I wonder, when someone mentions India to you what is the first thing that pops into your head? My guess is that colour would be one of the words that comes to mind. India is all about the colour on so many levels. I have […]

Under my feet

Under my feet

When I travel I am always aware of the ground underneath my feet. Often what’s under your feet can give lots of clues as to where you are. When I was in Myanmar I got very obsessed with photographing my bare feet in different situations, particularly on the patterned floor. As a compilation I think they give a little picture of a place. And please excuse the state of the feet you can clearly see these were taken as I travelled no styling just how it was!

Fur Berlin

Fur Berlin

A bit of a cross over today from my other site www.sarahgracedye.com but it is entirely about travel so I thought I’d share it here to. Back in November I went to Berlin and started making g a book when I got home about that. […]