An Enchanted Eye
T.S. Eliot’s study

T.S. Eliot’s study

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T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century – and part of it happened to have been written in Margate, in the seaside shelter featured here. While recovering from a nervous breakdown the American poet wrote part three of the literary masterpiece, including the words: “On Margate Sands./I can connect/Nothing with nothing./The broken fingernails of…

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Back in Margate – and loving it!

Thank you to the publican on Margate pier who re-charged my battery  for me - allowing me to take this pre-sunset photo looking back across Margate Bay.

Back in Margate – and loving it!

Thank you to the publican on Margate pier who re-charged my battery  for me - allowing me to take this pre-sunset photo looking back across Margate Bay.

Not just for rainy days

There is a wonderful secret courtyard a few minutes from my home, just by the wonderful gastronomic delight that is Borough Market.

Not just for rainy days

There is a wonderful secret courtyard a few minutes from my home, just by the wonderful gastronomic delight that is Borough Market.

How can I not be inspired to take photographs when I have this on my doorstep?

How can I not be inspired to take photographs when I have this on my doorstep?

How can I not be inspired to take photographs when I have this on my doorstep?

How can I not be inspired to take photographs when I have this on my doorstep?

An homage to Vivian Maier

An homage to Vivian Maier

DSCF4667 2Yesterday I finally got to see the documentary ‘Finding Vivian Maier” I was covered in goosebumps for practically the entire duration of the film. Not only is it a fantastical story about this incredibly secretive Chicago nanny in the 1950s who took photos, most of which were never even printed, but her images are some of the most powerful, moving examples of street photography that I have ever…

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Keep searching

IMG_7035a copyToday on one of my ambles by the Thames in the glorious sunshine that is miraculously becoming the norm this summer in London, I stumbled across a sign that read:

“Those who search most are the ones who find most” Anon

It struck a chord with me as just yesterday I was given two invitations that I couldn’t possibly refuse. The first was to go and stay with some friends that I had made when I was…

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The Child Within

IMG_8703-2I received an email from my mother today telling me my numerology birth sign predictions for this month. It seems a bit late in the day to be getting your July ‘numerologyscope’ (for want of a better word), but she wanted me to see it because she felt that what had been prophesied was something that she could already see happening in my life. So this is what was written for my sign (which, in…

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Ganga gazing

This morning I went to see an exhibition about Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a gentle yet weighty collection of images and mementoes - ranging from photographs and paintings, to deeply personal letters both to and from the author.

Ganga gazing

This morning I went to see an exhibition about Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a gentle yet weighty collection of images and mementoes - ranging from photographs and paintings, to deeply personal letters both to and from the author.

The Hot Snack Stand at Margate Car Boot Sale

The Hot Snack Stand at Margate Car Boot Sale

DSCF3906The finale of my recent magical Margate mystery trip was a stop off at a car boot sale on route home. “Can we? Can we?” pleaded Mair as she expertly swerved off the road into a conveniently placed parking spot by the gate. How could I say no when she was already slamming on the breaks and unbuckling her seatbelt?

I have never been good at the likes of charity shops or car boot sales. I just find…

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Mr Sandman…

…bring me a dream.

Mr Sandman…

…bring me a dream.