The Ancient Art of Kintsugi – golden joinery or how to turn something broken into a precious work of art.

I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately and one of the benefits is listening to radio 4. On my last journey, I was fascinated by a programme about Kintsugi, the ancient art of repairing broken bowls. They artist uses a special lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum to make the repair, which... Continue Reading →

Anglesey Abbey

The monks have long gone, but one of my absolute favourite places to visit in Cambridge is Anglesey Abbey, (previously Anglesey Priory and built in the 12th century by a community of Augustinians). I first visited over thirty years ago and it has long stayed in my memory, not for the priceless objets d’art, but... Continue Reading →

From Green Dragons to Ancient Shepherds

It’s been a long time since I lived in Cambridge (I won’t say precisely how long), but apart from the students looking younger, I’d have to say the distances between places seem shorter, too.

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