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Beating the January blues with theatre Weekend matinees are my new discovery to beat January blues. I saw Mary Stuart at the Almeida with the marvelous Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams (Wallis Simpson in The Crown) tossing the coin at…

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Read big At Wordstock 2015, Andy Miller urged us to “read dangerously” and read big. So, I did. Buddenbrooks is Thomas Mann’s semi-autobiographical first novel. 854 pages of domestic drama set in his home city of Lübeck, Germany.…

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Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table I’m really enjoying the wonderful stories of Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table, adapted for Radio 4, translated by Raymond Rosenthal (never forget the translator!) Levi, always one of my favourite European writers,…

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Thirteen Ways of Looking This is a fabulous novella from Colum McCann, author of the astounding Let the Great World Spin. McCann comes straight from that seemingly limitless tradition of Irish writers with a joyful, infectious facility with…

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Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
26 Venice Street, Mornington, Australia by Aimee Chalmers
Spotted near Lavigny, Switzerland. Image by Linda Cracknell.
Spotted in Leipzig by Angus Grundy. ‘A gorgeous prize-winning renovated 1930s Art Deco villa.’