When Maggy needs more pebbles for the mosaic which she is building for our Chelsea garden she doesn’t just pick up the phone and order them from her supplier. She goes in person to the beach in Anglesea where she has a licence to collect them. She has just returned from two back-breaking days of hard labour individually picking out some more white limestone pebbles, of just the right shape, size and colour.
Meanwhile Mark, her assistant, has been cracking on with the border, all 15 metres of it. They decided in the end to use blue-black slate to intertwine between the white pebbles because it would look crisper. A good decision- the effect is stunning. The photo above shows a section of the border and the one below shows Mark fitting the pieces together. Final casting is set for next Thursday. Phew.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.