Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Dressing up

Its culture day at school for Bobo, all the children will be dressing in their traditional clothes.
Her clothes are traditional clothes of the Al-Baha region, and of course some Rayhan (sweet Basil) in her headress.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Happy Mummy

We had a special Mothers day at Bobos school yesterday
When the mothers arrived at the school our children presented us with these lovely gifts

Decorations for the special day

there was fun and games, tea and croissants

It was a beautiful day

We were the last to leave

And when we got home the girls had planned this surprise for me with their Baba.

Monday, 21 March 2011


If money were no object then I would surely commission some of these from the wonderful Randa Fahmy.
Brass and Hand blown glass, aren't they beautiful? I love that translucent light.


Look who came to stay today, she was rescued by our gardener.
The children want to name her Freida.
Tomorrow we will buy her a new home.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Shahira Mahrez Apartment, Cairo, Egypt

I Love this apartment.
Hassan Fathy did some interior architecture here.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Sunset this evening


Homemade bread from my Mother-in-law.

Growing for our soon to be roof garden;
English lavender
Tangerine trees
French Lavender
Morning glory
Black eyed susans

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

I've had my eye on this for a while, from the British Museum online shop

Monday, 14 March 2011

Wissam Shawkat

Love and Freedom
Love Carpet
Two pieces by Wissam Shawkat, see more here. He taught himself studying from the works of Turkish masters.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Conference of the Birds: A Study of Farid ud-Din Attar's Poem Using Jali...

I hope eventually I get myself a copy of this beautiful book by Farah Behbahani its been on my book list for too long, I love the concept behind it.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Love these Pictures of Artist Nadine Kanso with pieces from her Bil Arabi jewelry collection. For those who don't know her necklace is the Arabic letter Noon for Nadine.

Bil Arabi by Nadine Kanso

I love Bil Arabi colloection by Artist/Designer Nadine Kanso, her pieces incorporate Arabic words or letters with some beautiful pieces you have to take a look at the collection here.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Crumbling stone houses of Al-Baha

On our last trip to Al-Baha in the mountains of western Saudi Arabia, I took these pictures of the traditional stone village houses. The colour of the stones are beautiful but the homes are deserted and crumbling I would love to restore one as a holiday home to retreat to they have such wonderful character. This room was the first my Mother-in-law lived in as a young bride.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


photos are of homes in the Ramses Wissa Wassef arts center, Egypt

I would love a fountain inside for the coming summer heat. Listening to the fall of water whilst its coolness plays about us what bliss.