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Monday, 27 February 2012

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heart & soul

 available at Brixi - Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane. 6  *special edition* hand typed, embossed, etched and painted


Currently at the Towner in Eastbourne...

Gibson / Martelli (igloo) - VISITOR

28 January - 1 April 2012 (free)

"Inspired by the icy mountains of the Canadian Rockies, VISITOR is an interactive installation by BAFTA nominated artists Bruno and Martelli. Encountering a life size replica of a trappers' cabin in our Exhibition Gallery, you are invited inside to explore a virtual, frozen other world... You will navigate through the eerie wilderness using a combination of physical motion and cutting edge video game technology"

I went to see this exhibition on a snowy sunday's worth a visit and it's free! There is something really sinister in the virtual environment the artists have created...there are no people present, only you and the ghostly, lonely landscape... is it a comment on how we are using technology to have 'virtual' experiences of a real world?? There is magic in an man made virtual world...but I'd prefer to actually row a real boat in the Rockies!

I picked up this postcard in Camilla's bookshop.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Pleasant is a new cafe in Lewes, East Sussex owned and run by painter Sara Grieswood. This is where i learnt a lot about cooking lovely food,  Sara is a good teacher of baking and inspirational cooking. It's a cafe and food store with a unique environment.  Food is cooked and baked in the open plan kitchen and the veg and most of the fruit (citrus from Spain) are sourced from local organic or biodynamic farms, Ashurst Organics, Fletching Glasshouses, Plaw Hatch. There is local honey, free-range and biodynamic eggs, local milk (Goodwood Organic and Northiam Dairy), cheese (High Weald Dairy) and bread baked by Firle Bakery, Flint Owl and the Gypsy Bakers. Also available are stone baked pizza cooked outside in a clay oven .
I really enjoyed working in an environment where things are considered, there is thought to support the local community and stock food ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you YUM YUM YUM
Gluten free Orange and Sussex Honey Polenta Cake

we stock organic seville orange
Cranks, Leon, Morro, Rose Bakery, Ottolenghi, Manna from Heaven
these are good eggs
Pleasant Menu
Ashurst Organics Squash, roasted and ready to be tartified
Cavelo Nero from Ashurst Organics

i just love making these delicious little beauties
Sara's infamous Pleasant Chocolate Brownies with Raspberries
eclectic music selection
ooohhh apple and maple syrup cake

Pleasant Breakfast Muffins with blueberry and apple

hi-tech sound system

kitty litter

oneday we will reunite---- until then you'll just have to wait ;)