Wednesday Moodboard: Summer Solstice
It’s the summer solstice today – the longest (and possibly the hottest) day of the whole year. People all over Europe have celebrated this time of the year for centuries – here’s a brief look at how they do it now.
The whole of France from the ti ...
Wednesday Moodboard: 5 Summer Coolers
This will be the last Wednesday Moodboard as, from next week onward, our managing director Nigel Ellis will be sharing his thoughts (and years of experience) on the local property market.
Here he is standing next to two important characters in the history of Prickett &am ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Where do I Put My Cross?
Do you know where you will be putting your cross tomorrow? I am not talking about which candidate you will be voting for but where your local polling station is. Here’s a quirky selection of places in which the British choose to exercise their democratic duty.
There are ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Serpentine Pavilions
I can’t wait to see the Serpentine Gallery summer pavilion this year. It’s such a brilliant idea, isn’t it? The Gallery has commissioned a temporary summer pavilion by a leading architect every year since 2000. The series presents the work of an internatio ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Easy-Osey Suffolk
It’s warm and sunny with wonderful weather predicted for the Bank Holiday weekend so I am in the mood for the seaside. We may well like to be in a Cornish Cove but can we face the long drive with lines of traffic?
Well, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted li ...
\Wednesday Moodboard: Raining Cats & Dogs
The umbrellas are up today as people shuffle through the rain and wind. It got me thinking about the expression ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’. There are various explanations for this popular expression which has been around in its current form since the s ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Worst12 Album Covers
Sometimes it’s good to look on the dark side. We are beset by aspirational images, the top 10 this and the top 10 that, so it’s liberating to see that sometimes even the best of us get it so wrong. Here, without more ado, is my choice of the dozen worst ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Portraits at Kenwood
When I was a small child my father, who was an artist, used to take me to see art on Sundays. Kenwood House was a favourite as it was so handy – and I will back among the familiar faces of those times to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Prickett & E ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Top 10 PM’s
We are officially in election mode and about to put someone behind this door for a long time.
I was wondering who is considered to have been a really good prime minister – here’s a top ten – not a personal list, but a much more informed one. In October 2 ...
Wednesday Moodboard: What an Eggsample!
Eggs have always been a symbol of spring and rebirth – which is why they are an important part of the Easter tradition in Britain. But eggs are not just for this time of year – they are an example of perfection all year round: the perfect fast food and an inspirati ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Eggceptionally Good
Eggs are in the news this week – chocolate ones that is – but for Easter I love the real, hard boiled ones we used to decorate at this time of year. Back in the day most people used a resist method: drawing a design with wax and then dying with food colour (sometimes ...
Wednesday Moodboard: Miniature Worlds
An article caught my eye in the Evening Standard last week, ‘With no onward chain and complete with period features highlighted by an award-winning artist, these homes would have estate agents licking their lips but for one small problem — none of them are above one metr ...