April 2013
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Oil on Canvas 60cmx30cm For Sale $2,400.00 Copenhagen, on a bright spring morning. Children dancing amongst the flowers from the spring bulbs starting to appear in the parks. The delicacy of their tutu inspired skirts, mirrored in their graceful movement.

Big Issue Oil on canvas His earnest gaze greets everyone who enters the room and he offers a daily reminder of your talent. I suppose that's what I enjoy so much. There's so much life in him that I feel like I'm putting him in the very place I'd want to be, almost like I'm able to take of him. It's really something … Susan

The travel schedules brought us into Copenhagen with enough time for a cappuccino, and a stunning Danish at Lagkaghuse, before we walked across the city to Kelley's apartment for dinner, along one of the canals in a very smart part of the city. The weather was too cold to stay outside for long, where the weber was doing the cooking, and we bunched

Somehow I missed the fact that the Sida advanced training on humanitarian action was not taking place in Stockholm, but a further 430km north (In my defense, the address given was Stockholm) in a quaint town called Härnösand. The taxi driver that collected us from the station in Stockholm soon realized that the address he had been given was not a taxi ride

Madam Zendara crystal ball glowing amongst the eclectic decor of the basement, with its backdrop of New York City at sunset. Voted the best jazz venue in Sweden by artists, it's a space that oozes soul. We listened, somewhat stunned, to a duo ( Ullén and de Heney, pianist and double bassist) doing the unexpected with their instruments, creating a sound that has

As you would expect, given the complexity of our programs and the nature of the country, we have a gazilion moving parts in various dimensions of quicksand. Some can be solved by taking small steps through the minefields, while others need crazy thinking. Until, the landscape shifts again and everything you planned, or thought was sorted, is made irrelevant. Only being here for

Vineyard workers Oil on Canvas 60cmx60cm Clos Malverne In fairness, I think this is one of our favourite places. For value, experience and an incredible day out. As such, I may be biased. The new pairing menu is such that it will demand repeat visits to sample the various combinations and favorites, which they have fortunately retained. Menu envy a given! The phyllo parcel of roasted butternut

The wind that has pounded us for the past few days is now dancing across the tops of the pine trees, looking for new mischief. The skies, layered with different grey storm colours, showing off their charcoal shading. A bit like they do their Turner act, only this time highlighting how inadequate my charcoal technique is. Certainly not beach weather, forcing us to sit

As one would expect of a Creation, there are lots of ideas. Some of which are stunning, some disappointing, some not worth repeating and when you thought you had it sussed, there is a surprise that leaves you with a smile. The art, molten glass and abstract relief emerging from the rough brick walls is elemental to Creation, and in keeping with the

Sometimes it's good that the Gods, and Heaven, are forced to undergo a refurbishment to match the standard being created in the Southern Tip of Africa. The weather was perfect. The view across to the ocean, under crystal pure skies, breathtaking. The indigenous flowers perfection itself. And the craftsmanship of food and wine extraordinary. The restaurant at Newton Johnson (Heaven) is perched above