A few weeks ago I posted about my first ever attempt at throwing pottery on the wheel. I’ve always wanted to have a go at making ceramics and I thoroughly enjoyed our workshop with Clover Lee (I’ve written a separate post about it here). This week I was able to collect mine and Mark’s pots … Continue reading The Results – My First Wheel-Thrown Pots!
I have always wanted to try pottery, and last year I had a go at making pinch pots with the lovely Noriko Nagaoka and I wrote about it here. I enjoyed it so much I ended up going twice and I definitely got the pottery bug! My parents obviously cottoned on to this and my … Continue reading My One-Day Pottery Throwing Workshop with Clover Lee
It's not often these days that Mark and I find ourselves in London for the whole weekend, so it was exciting to be around when there's something going on that we were particularly keen to do! With family visiting at the weekend, we headed to the Apple Day festivities at Borough Market. I first learned … Continue reading Apple Day at Borough Market
About two weeks ago, Mark and I spent an afternoon in a secluded woodland in Sussex with a group of complete strangers enjoying some wonderful food and company. I'd seen Fire & Wild on Instagram (check out their incredible profile here) and was instantly drawn to their idea and their menu. All cooked over a … Continue reading Fire & Wild “GATHER”: A Woodland Feast
Summer = strawberries, especially with Wimbledon coming up, and there's nothing quite like locally grown British strawberries. I don't remember ever going strawberry picking before, so after hearing that a couple of friends had been, and seeing photos on Instagram, I figured why not! It's a great way to get outdoors, engage in a local … Continue reading Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam
People often ask me why I love Japan. Often the things that spring to mind are things I like about Japan - the warmth of the family kotatsu (the best invention - a table with a built-in heater and blanket!), the Japanese meticulous attention to detail, their respect for one another, family, friendship, pride in … Continue reading Japonisme: A New Book by Erin Niimi Longhurst
I recently received an email from the Japan Centre and noticed for the first time that it had an events section. Since they opened their new Panton Street store, it seems that it’s opened up new opportunities for how they can use their space. I hadn’t actually realised that the old Shaftesbury Avenue site is … Continue reading Pinch Pot Workshop with Noriko Nagaoka