“A journey of discovery” – our moving and memorable visit to the Étaples Military Cemetery

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have recently been sharing accounts of my and Hub's trip to Paris a few weeks ago. In the first of this series, I mentioned our visit to the Military War Cemetery in Étaples, promising a further post by Hub himself...   I have had to give [...]


“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.”*

I have been writing in my latest posts about our recent trip to Paris and our immersion in sumptuous and gorgeous art. I have one more arty offering for you. Brace yourselves...! It was our good fortune to be in Paris at the same time as the various exhibitions featured in my previous posts. And [...]

“How important are the visual arts in our society?……

...I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.”  ~ Kermit the Frog   Kermit is, of course, absolutely right. Art, indeed The Arts, are vital for helping us understand ourselves and our place within society. Perhaps most importantly, however, [...]