Swedish design

Swedish design

I am a sucker for Swedish design. Volvo’s design renaissance under Thomas Ingenlath (since Geely bought the company) with the S90, the XC90, the XC40 and Polestar’s elegant, proportional simplicity all resonate with me. So when it came to finding a...
Figs ripening

Figs ripening

The figs are ripening on the Aisle Barn terrace, just in time for the family coming to stay with us on August 8 (and the pears in the orchard). Rather than tying the branch back on to the wall (which I will come Autumn) I have left it hanging so that the fruit can be...

Wind and wood power at Chipley

Thinking about trees The end of 2014 has seen us take a massive technology leap forwards, and backwards, at Chipley. We have installed a large boiler that is fuelled by logs. We will be supplying our house and a cottage with wood-fired central heating. If it performs...
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