Sometimes I’m easily pleased

Bagpipes. There.  I've said it.  I've put it out there.  I've gone for it. I love the sound of bagpipes.  Just as well, living as we do in Scotland's capital city. I cannot imagine what better sound there could be to accompany an army into battle than the magnificent skirl of a pipe band.  Here…

‘You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft’*

As I was listening to Jack Johnson's album To The Sea (2010), I was struck by a strange need to don a straw hat and dungarees, and start reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The music is laid-back and easy-going in a modern-folk-soft-rock kinda-way.  And I'm sure it would feel extremely constrained by any sniff of…

“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…