This weekend I was able to have a tour of the Heath factory in San Francisco (Sausalito). It was a fascinating experience and I’d love to pop in to the gorgeous Heath SF urban facility-the tile factory-on 18th street in San Francisco’s Mission district one day. That warehouse building looks so beautiful. Gah! SIDE NOTE. […]
The best little arts town in west Texas is home to Hotel Paisano.
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to […]
My first mother-daughter travel adventure was in Paris, France. It was my first time in the City of Light, and I adored sharing this new, incredible experience with my eldest cherie. Our senses came alive in this cultural mecca of striking sights, tantalizing tastes and rich history. It was easy to envision the Paris of […]
“What should be done about the baby?” The question was on everyone’s mind, and so it was illegal – and some say rude – to ask in public. While nobody asked, the persistent needing, like the baby itself, grew steadily. The calendar flips it’s pages of time, each with an etched memory from a given […]
The stage is as bare as my lady’s ass in his lordship’s bedchamber. Rough-hewn in the most knockabout way, leaving splinters in the palace lawns of the imagination. There’s many a dip ‘twixt the trap and the lip. It fares little better than hastily strewn boards covering parched ground, and barely enough elevation to keep […]
Welcome to Fashion Week MN at Wet Paint! We thought it would be fun to contribute our own couture featuring wearable and fashionable applications of art supplies! On a budget, but looking to liven up your spring wardrobe? Spring is the perfect time to re-vamp older or thrifted clothes, shoes, and accessories using dyes or paints. […]
Sunday 7th April 2019 – Sennen to Penzance It was a cloudy morning as I left the B&B at Sennen and set off west to Land’s End, just a mile away. Like John O’ Groats at the other end of this island it was a bit of a disappointment. Inevitably perhaps. Places we have known […]
Tanto los contrafuertes como los arbotantes sirven para contrarrestar el empuje hacia afuera, pero los contrafuertes están pegados al muro y los arbotantes separados. Los contrafuertes ya están en el estilo románico, pero los arbotantes son un invento del gótico. Both buttresses and flying buttresses are used to counteract the outwards force, but buttresses are […]
Changes are afoot at Coronado Springs Resort. Let’s see what’s changed since our last update. Gran Destino Tower As we get ever close to the opening of Gran Destino Tower, the new addition to the Coronado Springs Resort, the finer details are being added to the building. If we take a look at the front […]
The Royal Border Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed is a Grade I listed railway viaduct, opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. Despite its descriptive name, it does not span the border between England and Scotland: it runs about 3 miles too far south. It is an impressive piece of architecture, designed by Robert Stephenson for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. Its measurements are […]
I took one last look at the doorway – the place I’d called home my entire life was slowly drifting out of sight as I made my way down the staircase. “This is it. I’m never coming back.” I kept telling myself. The crickets were still chirping outside when I dragged my luggage to the […]
My Heel Hurts! Could I have Plantar Fasciitis??? The most common cause of heel pain that I see in my practice is caused by a pathology called ‘Plantar Fasciitis.’ People usually come in complaining of pain at the inside of their heel or along the bottom of the arch that came on suddenly. Symptoms usually […]
If you want to experience four seasons in one week – visit Ireland in March! I have gone from sun cream in the mini heatwave to hat, scarf and gloves in the snow and now 3 days of torrential rain and Storm Freya! Last month was Storm Eric – I wonder how many different names […]
In which I discuss The Blues and its magical properties. I cover history, theory, and explain why music is magic.