I’m in good company

Let me introduce you to someone: Isn't she wonderful? This is Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932), painted by the equally fabulous John Singer Sargent in 1892 (oil on canvass 127x101cm), held by the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. Mr Tracks and I first met her at London's National Gallery in 2006, as part of a…

Music and movement

When I was in what we called the 'infants school' (aged around 6 I think), we used to have a class called 'music and movement'.  Looking back, this may have been a way of using up time on wet days when we could not go outside.  But nevertheless, it was an early introduction to the concept…

“Quiet descended on her, calm, content”*

In 2005, London's fabulous Victoria and Albert Museum held a wonderful exhibition about the Arts and Crafts Movement.  Oh, how sublime it was to waft, Mrs Dalloway-style, through room after room of the most gorgeous jewellery, furniture, textiles and all sorts of other emphemera - why not take a wander through this beautiful online gallery…