Archive for the ‘Inspirations’ Category

Mark Morris at the Coliseum

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 April 2010 under Inspirations, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

On Saturday we attended the last night of Mark Morris Dance Group performing ‘L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato’ at the Coliseum. Readers will remember that Mark Morris is a hero of mine. Dance critics were in raptures about this show, but I still think that Mark Morris’s choreography is a special treat for musicians. […]

Organic inspiration

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 April 2010 under Daily Life, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

It’s amazing what the arrival of a box of organic vegetables and farm produce can inspire. Hours after taking delivery of our box, Bob had made this superb quiche with courgettes, aubergines, leeks, olives, garlic, rosemary, crème fraiche and home-made pastry. Here it is, just out of the oven. The glorious yellowness of the custard is […]

Calm before the storm

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 April 2010 under Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

The weather has turned cold again, and on the day I took this photo in Richmond Park, we had hail, thunder and lightning in the afternoon. By now, the high winds and heavy rain have probably ripped most of the early blossoms off the bushes. So I think I was lucky to spend an hour […]

Unsmall talk

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 March 2010 under Daily Life, Inspirations, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Here I am on one of my favourite sofas in the Friends’ Room at the Royal Academy of Arts. Over the years, on this very sofa or the ones next to it, I’ve discussed all manner of things with friends from near and far. We’ve met here partly to look at paintings and partly to have coffee and talk. […]

A sudden flash of colour

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 March 2010 under Daily Life, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

‘If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?’ It’s funny how the first flowers of the year – crocuses, daffodils, aconites -seem especially vivid in colour. Are they really brighter than other flowers, or do they just strike us that way because our eyes have gradually adapted to the long drabness of winter? I found these gorgeous things in the […]