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A new joint initiative between local bespoke furniture designers and When Summer Comes plans to focus on marketing the best in local furniture design and manufacturing. Local cabinetmakers, metalsmiths, stonemasons, stained glass artists, and others are joining forces with When Summer Comes, to showcase the excellence of local craftspeople and bring the best quality and […]

Posted by on June 12th, 2017

Seasons change and so do we

Or do we? Somebody once said that winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Seasonal changes can have an important influence on many people and I have a hunch creative people are more in sync with the rhythms and cycles of nature. My personal […]

Posted by on October 31st, 2016

When Summer Comes

When Summer Comes, a sublime song by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson who entertained the world with his mastery of the piano for over 40 years. So when the sky is grey, hope this number brings a little sunshine into your life. Because when summer comes, life feels better.  

Posted by on October 27th, 2016

Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Come to think about it, the last few weeks of May weren’t too bad. Bags of sunshine contributed to some excellent cricket. The sweet sound of bat on ball is another one of those lovely subliminal signals that summer is here. The garden is bursting with life and I’m pleased to write we still seem […]

Posted by on June 6th, 2016

Memories of Music and Food

In our first blog, we contemplated the wonderful sensations evoked by summer.  On a similar note, one of the rare benefits of getting older is the rich neural database of songs which do much the same thing. Decades later, they are still connected to our memory and indelibly linked to people, places and seasons. Think […]

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

When Does Summer Start?

When does summer start? The other day I was asking this question to family and friends in different parts of the world. If summer in Britain (June 21st) is too far away – whatever time of year it is at the moment – then why not make it happen now! The Summer Solstice applies to […]

Posted by on April 18th, 2016