A cloud with a golden lining

Can you imagine that moment when you have been climbing a steep hill, head down, putting your back into all the effort of getting to the top.  Then suddenly, you reach the summit.  You stand up, chest heaving.  You look around you.  And with an enormous thump you are assaulted by the beauty of the…

“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…