headshots, the novels of miss pym and burning sage.


so it’s here.

who-we-are-in-RL has had her Picture Done.


she was Terribly Nervous.

we like it.

we just sent it to someone who Knows Things and he said:

No bad thing, at all. Like it. Strong, centred, ‘don’t even think about it….’

and someone else this morning said:

you remind me of Fiona Shaw with that Celtic fierceness.


we adore Fiona.

who took it?

the talented Joanna Brooks no less.

we helped in doing a Pinterest board as “Inspiration” for both Joanna and for Kate Hollinshead who did our hair and make-up

if you just *clicked* on the link to Kate’s page you might have noticed a familiar picture top left.

did you?

click again.

yes – we are a small close-knit community of creative types over on This Coast.

almost a medieval guild type of arrangement from time to time.

which is delicious.

let’s take a second look.


sophiastuartheadshot72dpithe pearls are a lovely touch – and most surprising with that leather jacket (DKNY, apparently, we had hoped for a vintage something from an Italian mechanic acquaintance but that’ll do – we Adore donna karan).

now do excuse us – we must return – Barbara Pym’s letters are waiting in the room next door.


we never really discovered the Novels of Miss Pym – but when we read her Letters to Philip Larkin we just knew we needed to get to know her better. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and just to give you a sensory experience too – teamgloria towers are aromatic with the scent of sage.

this isn’t just a textual blog – you can almost scratch and sniff this one.


not literally, darling.

pack that in.