Savage Beauty: What do dresses dream of?

Other People’s Places: The Palazzo in Urbino, a tea shop in Rye in a traditional chemist which closes at 5pm, World’s End on the King’s Road. Today I visited the Alexander McQueen retrospective ‘Savage Beauty’ at The Victoria and Albert Museum. The settings were clever, unsettling the eye,  the effect moving through a life-sized music…

A steam train to Bodiam Castle: I seem to have something in my eye

Other People’s Places: Hitchhiking to the South of France in 1975 and feeling disappointed with Nice, all roads leading to Anglesea. Riding on a steam train somehow evokes vintage and filmic memories, such as the ‘Brief Encounter’ line “Oh dear, I seem to have a smut in my eye” or the whistled message and writing…

Salve Sassenach – An Outlander in Rome

Other People’s Places mentioned in conversation today: A Pimm’s Party starting at 6pm. A Fashion Bermuda Triangle in a bedroom which mysteriously hides things then spits them back out. Willesborough in Ashford. I have recently become addicted to Outlander. Dr Ken Fox and I have been researching Seriality in Breaking Bad and I check all…