Been through Immigration and Customs pre-clearance at Dublin. What a palaver. 
I’ve just worked out this flight is 11 hours long. I was under the impression it was 8-9 hours.
Oh my word.
(Christopher features in this photo as guest hand)

Been through Immigration and Customs pre-clearance at Dublin. What a palaver. 

I’ve just worked out this flight is 11 hours long. I was under the impression it was 8-9 hours.

Oh my word.

(Christopher features in this photo as guest hand)

Today: First thing C and I are off to the registry office to formally register our intent to marry in October. Then we’re to pick up a hire car and drive to Winchester College for our friend’s wedding, then it’s back to her house in the countryside for a big party.

Tomorrow: we have bacon and eggs for breakfast, then it’s going to be tidying and packing until about 2pm when we’re taking the train to Heathrow for a one-night stay in the luxurious Jury’s Inn.

Monday: We fly from Heathrow to Dublin then from Dublin to San Francisco! The first day of our honeymoon.

Peggy Angus

I’ve just written a post on The South Country about the wonderful exhibition currently taking place at the Towner in Eastbourne.

Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter 

On the hovercraft!

Heading out on a spontaneous day trip to Ryde this morning. Taking the bus then the train (the fence then the lane) and the hovercraft to get me there. My first trip by hovercraft so I’m very excited.

Buying a ticket to the Hoverport makes it feel like 1974.

Is anyone else having a problem with videos on Tumblr playing automatically?

I just opened two windows and had three videos playing plus the music I was listening to. It was cacophonous and it’s making using this website very difficult. 

From the OST of God Help The GIrl, it’s a song by one of the characters in the film and I thought it rather perfectly captured the twangy acoustic guitar music that was big when I was hanging around the Norwich music scene in 2008. 

It’s a pretty catchy little tune too. If you haven’t yet I’d say go and see God Help The GIrl if you get the chance. Yes, it’s mega-twee and a bit painfully self-aware but it’s so much fun.

(Source: Spotify)

Southwold Pier, Suffolk

The fish mosaic tables outside the fish & chip shop on Southwold Pier are too fantastic.

'True Shrimp'

Harwich, Essex

Various bits of signwriting and signmaking I stumbled across in quiet, wind-swept Harwich. I had Peter Ashley’s book on traditional British signwriting a lot whilst walking around this little corner of Essex.

The Angel by Boris Anrep at Mottisfont, Hampshire

A mosaic by one of my favourite artists at Mottisfront Abbey near Romsey. It’s hidden away down the side of the house and was commissioned Maud Russell part of the Anrep’s circle in the 1920s and 30s.